Thomas Bjorn Withdraws From Doral After Eight Holes, Earns $42K

Thursday March 5th, 2015
Thomas Bjorn took home a nice check for a quick day of work Thursday.
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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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