Daniel Berger pulled out of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio
What would you do to earn $50,500?
For golfer Daniel Berger, it only took one swing on a golf club on Thursday afternoon. The 23-year-old withdrew from the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational citing a shoulder injury after taking his opening tee shot. Despite the injury, Berger's tee-shot travelled 307 yards.
Berger, who won his first PGA Tour event earlier this year then walked off the course. As he technically took part in the tournament, he was entitled to the prize money for a last-place finish in the tournament.
Daniel Berger withdraws from WGC-Bridgestone with shoulder injury. Since he hit one tee shot, will earn $50,500 -- equal to last-place cash.— Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelESPN) June 30, 2016
Daniel Berger after he hit his opening tee shot pic.twitter.com/jEzvmG5thU— Dan Hauser (@DanHauserGolf) June 30, 2016
According to ESPN, if Berger withdrew without taking his tee shot, he would not have been entitled to the money, but could have donated it to a charity of his choosing.
Berger was not the only player to withdraw from the 61-man event. Brooks Koepka withdrew on the back nine, while Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III pulled out after his opening round.