American Daniel Berger closed with an eagle at Pebble Beach’s iconic 18th hole on Sunday to secure a two shot win over Maverick McNealy and his fourth PGA Tour win. Here is what he had in the bag.
WINNING SCORE: 18-under-par, 270.
DRIVER: TaylorMade SIM with 9˚ loft, fitted with Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X shaft.
3 WOOD: TaylorMade M6 with 15˚ loft, with UST Mamiya Elements Chrome 8F5 shaft.
IRONS: Callaway Apex Forged ’16 (3-iron) and TaylorMade TP MC 2011 (4-iron to pitching wedge), with True Temper Project X 6.5 shafts.
WEDGES: Callaway Mack Daddy Forged (50˚-10˚ & 56˚-10˚) and Callaway Mack Daddy 4 (60˚-12˚ C Grind), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts.
PUTTER: TaylorMade Spider Tour.
BALL: Titleist Pro V1.
- A teammate of Brooks Koepka at Florida State University, Berger’s iron play and putting, particularly on Sunday, were the catalyst for his victory at Pebble Beach this past week. The 27-year-old is currently without a full equipment sponsorship contract, and returned to an old favourite set of irons in recent times that are now 10 years old. The TaylorMade TP MC model he uses feature a small cavity and helped Berger to find almost 78 percent of the greens in regulation this week, ranking third in the statistic.
Berger’s tendency to stick with what works is also evident outside his decade old iron model, the former Presidents Cup player sticking with TaylorMade’s SIM model from 2020 rather than moving into the SIM2 at this stage. Berger’s win is the second around the world in consecutive weeks for the driver model, which Dustin Johnson also had in the bag for his victory at the Saudi International last week.
Berger now has three top-10 finishes from four starts on the PGA Tour in 2021, and his win gives Titleist golf balls a hat-trick of PGA Tour wins and the Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls a fifth win from six events on the world’s biggest stage so far this year.
QUOTE: “You can step up there and be concerned with all the different outcomes and all the different places that ball can go, but in the end it's just golf, it's just a golf shot and if you can step up there and kind of free your mind and be fearless, then you have such a better opportunity to hit a good shot.” – Daniel Berger.