Daniel Berger is a professional golfer from the United States with a career-high Official World Golf Ranking of No.12 which he reached in October 2020. He has 4 professional wins and he plays on the PGA Tour and was named the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year for 2014-2015.
Player Profile and Amateur Career
Daniel Berger was born on April 7, 1993, in Plantation, Florida. He currently resides in Jupiter, Florida. He stands 185 cm and his weight was last listed at 79 kg. His father Jay Berger was a former professional tennis player. His grandmother Roslyn Swift Berger played golf and was inducted into the Great Buffalo New York Sports Hall of Fame in 2000.
Berger started playing golf when he was 10 years old and took lessons from Kevin Perkins. He played collegiate golf for Florida State University. While there, he was named a First-Team All-American twice. He was also named to the All-Nicklaus All-ACC team.
He turned pro in 2013 when he qualified for the Web.com Tour. He made it to the first playoff in his career in 2015 at the Honda Classic. He lost to Padraig Harrington. Later in 2016, he won his first title, the FedEx St Jude Classic. He beat Brooks Koepka, Phil Mickelson, and Steve Stricker by three strokes.
The next year, he managed to defend his FedEx title. In June 2020, he won the Charles Schwab Challenge and in 2021, he won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. He also played on the US Team for the 2021 Ryder Cup.
Number of Wins by Tour
- PGA Tour - 4
Best Results in Major Championships
- Masters Tournament - T10: 2016
- PGA Championship - T12: 2018
- U.S. Open - T6: 2018
- The Open Championship - T8: 2021
- PGA Tour Rookie of the Year -2014–15