Daniel Berger is a PGA Tour champion once again as action resumed at the Charles Schwab Challenge – and he did it with a set of nine-year-old irons
Daniel Berger is now a three-time winner after taking the title on a fascinating return to PGA Tour action at the Charles Schwab Challenge.
The lead changed so many times on Sunday it was hard to keep track, but it was Berger and Collin Morikawa who made it to 15-under which was good enough for extra holes.
Only one was needed as the pair fumbled their way down 17, only for Morikawa to miss a two-footer for par and hand the title to Berger, whose previous two wins also came in the second week of June, at the 2016 and 2017 FedEx St Jude Classic.
No one wants to win (or lose) a golf tournament this way.
— NCG (@NCG_com) June 14, 2020
Justin Rose, Bryson DeChambeau, Xander Schauffele and Jason Kokrak finished one back in a tie for 3rd.
World No 1 Rory McIlroy and a resurgent Jordan Spieth started the day within touching distance of the leaders but slipped away on Sunday. McIlroy’s Sunday woes continued with a 4-over 74 to finish T32 while Spieth’s 1-over 71 was enough to scrape a top 10.
What’s in Berger’s bag?
At the start of this season Berger became a free agent resulting in some interesting changes to his setup.
Despite no longer being contracted to Callaway Berger has kept a lot of their gear in the bag. He’s currently gaming the Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero driver and the Callaway Epic Flash fairway wood.
He carries a Callaway Apex Forged 3-iron before switching into a full set of TaylorMade TP MC 12 irons.
If you haven’t heard of these, it’s not because they’re a new release. They actually came out in 2011. Berger was using these in college before he turned pro.
Berger carries two Callaway Mack Daddy Forged wedges then a Mack Daddy 4 lob wedge.
He has swapped his Odyssey Versa 2-Ball for a TaylorMade Spider X putter.
He uses the Titleist Pro V1 golf ball.
Daniel Berger WITB 2020
Driver: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero, (9°, Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X shaft)
Fairway wood: Callaway Epic Flash, (13.5°, Fujikura Speeder 857 TR 85X shaft)
Driving iron: Callaway Apex Forged 16, (3, Project X 6.5 shaft)
Irons: TaylorMade TP MC 12, (4-PW, Project X 6.5 shafts)
Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy Forged, (50°, 10, 56°, 10), Callaway Mack Daddy 4, (60°, 12, True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts)
Putter: TaylorMade Spider X
Ball: Titleist Pro V1