The PGA Tour decided to take it easy on John Peterson.
In the CIMB Classic three weeks ago, Peterson was in last place entering the final round, so the 26-year-old teed off on the first hole using a Happy Gilmore-style swing. Peterson posted the video to Twitter, and it quickly went viral.
According to the Golf Channel, that swing won’t cost Peterson any cash. While preparing for this week’s RSM Classic at Sea Island, Peterson said he talked to the PGA Tour brass and won’t be fined for his actions.
“I explained I was just trying to get 20 more yards [on the tee shot],” Peterson said.
He joked that if he did get fined he had planned to raise money with a GoFundMe page to cover his debt.
Even though the tee shot in question ultimately landed in the water, Peterson finished that round with his low score of the week.
“I played so good, shot 66,” Peterson said. “Maybe I need to do it more often.”