The $50,000 Tee Shot

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Daniel Berger, who captured his first PGA Tour victory earlier this month at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, hit a beautiful opening tee shot at this week’s WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

And that was it.

Berger withdrew from the tournament with a shoulder injury, but not without collecting one of those big novelty checks.

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See, the Bridgestone doesn’t have a 36-hole cut like most PGA tournaments so that’s all Berger needed to do to collect his last place winnings.

What does last place earn, you ask?

$50,500. Roughly one and a quarter teacher salaries.

Think he might have known about that shoulder injury beforehand?

And on Twitter, in the immortal words of Taylor Swift, haters gonna hate.

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But I don’t have bad blood, but mad love for Berger. If I could head to the range and hit a bucket of balls for 50k, I would. Shake it off and put some ice on that shoulder

 

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