Jul 1st, 2016
How to earn $50,000 for a single shot
Here’s how Daniel Berger did it
Words: John Dean Photography: Getty Images
Daniel Berger teed it up at the WGC- Bridgestone Invitationsl, and hit the ball 307 yards down the fairway. Then he retired with a shoulder injury. He was still $50,000 to the better though.
As 23-year old Daniel Berger had technically taken part in the event he was still entitled to a share of the prize fund. And for last place in this $9,600,000 purse tournament, that amounted to $50,000.
According to ESPN, if Berger had withdrawn without taking his tee shot, he would not have been entitled to the money, but could have donated it to a charity of his choosing.
Daniel 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.
Brooks Koepka was highly fancied by the Golf Spiv, who had him to win at 22/1. He finished 6th here last year and has produced some excellent recent form, with two 2nd place finishes and a 13th in his last three events. So he won’t be taking home the winning share of $1,620,000 in this rich event which only has 61 players and no cut.