Everyone kind of expected Jordan Spieth to walk away with the trophy at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am this past weekend. Or, maybe Maverick McNealy, who used to live on the course? Nope. Neither
Instead, 27-year-old Daniel Berger clinched his fourth PGA Tour title when he sank a 30-foot putt on the 18th hole for a 7-under 65 and a two-shot victory in the tournament on Sunday. It was his fourth eagle of the week.
“To step up there and hit a great drive and then one of the best 3-woods I’ve ever hit in my life, and then to make that putt is just as good as it gets for me,” Berger said.
Berger, who this week moved up to No 15 in the world rankings, said his play cemented his place as one of the best golfers on the tour, and the Florida native has his eye on improvement. Berger finished with an 18-under 270 for the victory.
“My goal has always been to be the No. 1 player in the world,” he said. “Some people will laugh at that and that’s fine, but that’s something that every day I wake up, and I strive for.”
Berger is not represented by an equipment company, and plays with gear from different brands, including Taylor Made, Callaway, and Titlist. He is expected to move into the Top 10 this year, so expect someone to make him an offer he can’t refuse.