It’s terrible karma to wish bad shots on any PGA Tour pro, but when it happens, it’s a nice, subtle reminder that they aren’t perfect. Sometimes, they can even do something the rest of us hackers do on a regular basis. Like that time Sergio Garcia topped a drive at the WGC-Dell Match Play, or when Cody Gribble rolled one at the John Deere Classic.
But what Daniel Berger did Saturday at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational is a move rarely seen anywhere other than a baseball field. A complete whiff. Swing and a miss. Strike three, you’re out. Whatever you’d like to call it. Check it out:
“I just whiffed it,” Berger says after looking towards the sky and contemplating running away to hide forever, probably.
He shouldn’t feel too humiliated though. That was an impossible shot to pull off up against the tree, and if he could do it over he’d probably go with a safer play, if there even was one. He also still managed to shoot a two-under 68, good enough to currently be tied for 12th. That, a win this season and over $3.8 million in earnings will make him get over this whiff real quick.