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Daniel Berger hits one tee shot, withdraws and makes $50,500 at the WGC-Bridgestone

June 30, 2016

It's not breaking news that the purses on the PGA Tour are enormous. Thank Tiger Woods, Tim Finchem and TV contracts. It's really, really good to be a PGA Tour golfer. As it should be.

Exhibit A was on display on Thursday at the WGC-Bridgestone at Firestone Country Club. Last place at any World Golf Championship event this year has a payout of $50,500. Just tee it up, and you're guaranteed that money.

Daniel Berger withdrew after one tee shot, citing a shoulder injury. And the reaction on social media is pretty comical:

Sure, a $50,000 payday for one golf shot seems absurd for the 25-year-old. But hey, would any of us do something different?

Unlike a normal field tour event, Berger's withdraw from the WGC-Bridgestone didn't prevent any alternate from a spot in the field. Good for him. That's something that never plays well among tour pros.