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Daniel Berger
Daniel Berger Height: 6 ft, 1 in
Weight: 17 lbs
Birthday: 04/07/1993
College: Florida State University
Turned Pro: 2013
Birthplace: Plantation, Florida
Personal
  • Has one sister and two brothers
  • Attended William T. Dwyer High School in Jupiter, Fla
  • Did not play high school golf, instead competing on both the national and international levels while earning his academic diploma
  • Turned pro after two years at Florida State
  • Father, Jay, is the head of men's tennis for the USTA. Has served as an assistant coach for the U.S. Davis Cup and Olympic tennis teams and was head coach of the 2012 and 2016 U.S. Olympic tennis team
  • Had his first hole-in-one at age 13
  • If not a professional golfer, would be a professional tennis player
  • Favorite course is The Dye Preserve in his hometown of Jupiter. Hosted the Daniel Berger Junior Open, an AJGA event at The Dye Preserve for the first time in 2016
  • Favorite college team is Florida State, and his favorite pro team is the Miami Heat
  • Favorite TV show is "Breaking Bad."
  • Favorite food is anything his mom makes and favorite restaurant is Chipotle
  • .Always carries turkey jerky in his golf bag
  • Favorite quote is "Winning means you're willing to go longer, work harder and give more than anyone else."
  • Favorite song he would like to have playing upon his entrance to the first tee is the FSU war chant
  • Twitter name is @danielberger59
  • During his play at the 2015 Honda Classic not far from his home in Jupiter, he said about the number of ticket requests the hometown favorite received, he laughed and said, "I never knew I had so many best friends."
PGA TOUR Victories
(1) 2016 FedEx St. Jude Classic.
2016 PGA TOUR Money & Position
$3,290,764 (24th)
2016 Highlights
  • In his sophomore season on TOUR, advanced to the FedExCup Playoffs, qualifying for all four events for the second consecutive season. Finished T15 at East Lake to end his season No. 26 in the FedExCup standings. Recorded 12 top-25 finishes from 26 starts. Of those, three were top-five showings, including his maiden PGA TOUR title at the FedEx St. Jude Classic
  • Teamed with Charley Hoffman to finish third in his debut at the Franklin Templeton Shootout in December
  • Took 12 starts in the season to earn his first top-10 which came at the Shell Houston Open (T5). Made nine birdies, offsetting three bogeys to post a 6-under 66 in the final round and tie for fifth with Russell Henley. Led the field with a total of 23 birdies
  • In his first start at the Masters, posted scores of 73-71-74-71--289 to T10 at 1-under-par with four others. The top-10 finish at Augusta National marked his fourth major championship start and best finish (bettering a T28 at the 2014 U.S. Open)
  • Posted a T9 finish at THE PLAYERS Championship in his 48th career PGA TOUR start
  • Converted a three-stroke lead after 36 and 54 holes into a three-stroke victory at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, his first on the PGA TOUR in his 50th TOUR start at the age of 23 years, 2 months, 5 days. Held PGA TOUR veterans Phil Mickelson and Steve Stricker at bay in the final round, with the pair finishing T2 alongside Berger's fellow Florida Seminole Brooks Koepka. Ranked fifth in Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee, becoming the fourth out of the last five FedEx St. Jude Classic champions inside the top 20 for Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee. Won in his first start at TPC Southwind, becoming the third player since 2012 to win in his first start in the event (Dustin Johnson/2012, Harris English/2013)
  • After hitting opening tee shot, withdrew from the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational due to a strained left shoulder. Was forced to withdraw from The Open Championship, but returned to competition at the PGA Championship (T73)
  • Took a three-shot lead into the final round of the Travelers Championship but posted a 4-over 74 to finish T5. Shot a career-low 62 in the third round to take his second 54-hole lead on TOUR
  • Finished T10 at the BMW Championship to move to No. 26 in the FedExCup standings, earning a return trip to the TOUR Championship. For the second consecutive season, played his way into the TOUR Championship via a top finish at the BMW Championship. Started the week at No. 31 in the standings, but moved to No. 26 after rounds of 70-68-71-69 at Crooked Stick. Went on to finish T15 at East Lake to wrap up his season at No. 26 in the FedExCup.

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