Face it everyone, you probably will never cash a check from a PGA Tour event. You might hit the ball far or your short game might be as soft as a day-old Peep, but the idea of battling your way to the PGA Tour is probably unrealistic.
But we have some really good news that could at least make your bank account think you're a really, really good golfer. Callaway Golf and Phil Mickelson have combined for a contest to give away Phil's paycheck from next month's U.S. Open.
Yes, whatever Phil makes, the winner will receive ... in cold, hard cash.
Here are the details ...
"The Big Big Bertha Payday" is a promotion in the US and Canada that will run through the final round of the US Open, June 15th. Golfers that demo a Big Bertha Alpha Driver, a Big Bertha Driver or a Big Bertha Fairway Wood at a participating location will receive a code they can use to enter for a chance to win the same dollar amount that Phil Mickelson wins at Pinehurst. (If he wins, that could be upwards of 1.5 million dollars.)
Now, a random amount of money that we can't exactly calculate until after Mickelson finishes at Pinehurst might be tough to imagine, so let me give you the amounts that Phil has won at the U.S. Open the last five years; $696,104, $18,593, $21,792, $303,119, $559,830.
Also, if Phil misses the cut, like he did at the Masters, you'll still get at least something, which could still pay off plenty of student loans and bills if you have them.
So, if Phil misses the cut, they take home whatever the last place earner gets. Kyle Stanley won $16,523 last year, so still not bad at all.
— Adam Sarson (@Adam_Sarson) May 22, 2014
So, basically all you have to do is go demo one of these drivers of fairway woods, and then sign up and hopefully you'll get a paycheck more like 2013 and less like 2012.