Thomas Bjorn picked up a quick paycheck Thursday.
Bjorn, playing in the first round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral, withdrew from the no-cut tournament after only eight holes – and earned $42,000 for his trouble.
Bjorn hit his tee shot on the par-3 ninth into the water and called it a day afterward. The New York Post’s Mark Cannizzaro said via Twitter it was due to personal reasons.
Bjorn was 3-over after his first eight holes, bogeying the third, sixth and eighth.
The 44-year-old golfer essentially was paid $14,000 per bogey. His $42,000 check, which he made in roughly 90 minutes, is about $10,000 less than the median household income in the U.S.
Others took to Twitter after he withdrew.