Can’t Rain on Berger’s Parade

By on June 13, 2016

 

Daniel Berger hits his tee shot on the first hole during the final round. (photo Christopher Hanewinckel / USA TODAY Sports)

Daniel Berger hits his tee shot on the first hole during the final round. (photo Christopher Hanewinckel / USA TODAY Sports)

En route to his first career PGA tour win, Daniel Berger had to deal with the normal Sunday jitters as a leader, as well as an almost 4 hour rain delay and a charge from a group of the world’s best players.

After a severe weather cell blew through the TPC Southwind course in Memphis, Tennessee, the 23 year old Berger showed some early signs of nerves with a bogey on his opening hole. He righted the ship with birdies on 6 and 9 and by the turn was looking at a world-class group chasing him that included Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepka, and Dustin Johnson who closed with a 63. The Florida State graduate managed to keep it together, with clutch birdies at 14 and 15 to seal a final round 67 and a three- stroke victory.

Continuing with the trend of the last 9 out of 11 winners at TPC Southwind, Berger led the field in greens in regulation hitting 54/72 (75%) for the week. Once again the par 70 course, which has more balls in the water than any other course on tour, showed the importance of 2nd shot placement compared to driving distance. For example Mickelson, who finished in a tie for 2nd, hit only 48% of fairways for the week and was within a shot of the lead on the back 9.

Revisiting Our Picks

  • Brooks Koepka– T2nd, -10

  • Phil Mickelson – T2nd, -10

  • Dustin Johnson- 5th, -9

  • Charles Howell III- T26th, -2

  • David Toms- T26th, -2

  • Gary Woodland- Cut, +3

The boys will be back in action next Thursday at Oakmont CC, as they take on the years toughest test for the US Open. Stay tuned for coverage and previews later this week.

FULL FINAL RESULTS

ADD POS PLAYER NAME: FIRST | LAST TOTAL THRU TODAY 1 2 3 4 TOTAL
1 – Daniel Berger -13 F -3 67 64 69 67 267
T2 3 Brooks Koepka -10 F -4 70 65 69 66 270
T2 – Steve Stricker -10 F -3 66 71 66 67 270
T2 – Phil Mickelson -10 F -3 70 65 68 67 270
5 13 Dustin Johnson -9 F -7 66 69 73 63 271
6 6 Brian Gay -8 F -4 66 70 70 66 272
T7 5 Russell Henley -7 F -3 68 68 70 67 273
T7 2 Seung-Yul Noh -7 F -1 65 72 67 69 273
T9 23 Shawn Stefani -6 F -5 65 71 73 65 274
T9 3 Ken Duke -6 F -2 70 66 70 68 274
T9 1 Brett Stegmaier -6 F -1 67 69 69 69 274
T12 20 Luke Guthrie -5 F -4 68 72 69 66 275
T12 6 Retief Goosen -5 F -3 67 70 71 67 275
T12 6 Freddie Jacobson -5 F -3 72 66 70 67 275
T12 4 Boo Weekley -5 F E 70 69 66 70 275
T16 16 Harold Varner III -4 F -3 71 69 69 67 276
T16 2 Michael Kim -4 F -2 69 70 69 68 276
T18 41 Chad Collins -3 F -5 72 66 74 65 277
T18 24 Wes Roach -3 F -3 67 70 73 67 277
T18 14 Bronson Burgoon -3 F -2 72 66 71 68 277
T18 – Tyrone Van Aswegen -3 F -1 70 68 70 69 277
T18 – Abraham Ancer -3 F -1 71 68 69 69 277
T18 10 John Merrick -3 F +2 68 70 67 72 277
T18 13 Colt Knost -3 F +3 66 71 67 73 277
T18 16 D.A. Points -3 F +4 71 68 64 74 277
T26 6 Jamie Donaldson -2 F -1 66 74 69 69 278
T26 6 Charles Howell III -2 F -1 72 69 68 69 278
T26 8 Matt Jones -2 F E 70 69 69 70 278
T26 8 Jon Curran -2 F E 70 70 68 70 278
T26 10 David Toms -2 F +1 70 69 68 71 278
T26 18 Harris English -2 F +3 69 69 67 73 278
T32 14 Johnson Wagner -1 F +1 74 66 68 71 279
T32 20 Alex Prugh -1 F +3 70 70 66 73 279
T34 12 Chad Campbell E F -1 68 69 74 69 280
T34 8 John Rollins E F E 72 69 69 70 280
T34 2 Sam Saunders E F +1 69 68 72 71 280
T34 2 Whee Kim E F +1 69 72 68 71 280
T34 16 Tom Hoge E F +2 65 69 74 72 280
T34 16 Hudson Swafford E F +2 70 66 72 72 280
T34 16 Francesco Molinari E F +2 68 70 70 72 280
T41 5 Cameron Percy +1 F E 69 67 75 70 281
T41 5 Charlie Wi +1 F E 70 68 73 70 281
T41 5 Scott Stallings +1 F E 67 72 72 70 281
T41 5 David Hearn +1 F E 71 69 71 70 281
T41 5 Andrew Landry +1 F E 70 71 70 70 281
T41 9 Steve Wheatcroft +1 F +2 71 69 69 72 281
T41 23 Vaughn Taylor +1 F +3 68 70 70 73 281
T41 23 Rob Oppenheim +1 F +3 72 65 71 73 281
T41 25 Ben Crane +1 F +4 68 70 69 74 281
T50 17 Robert Garrigus +2 F -3 70 69 76 67 282

T50 9 Luke List +2 F E 70 71 71 70 282
T52 17 Miguel Angel Carballo +3 F -3 66 75 75 67 283
T52 6 Arjun Atwal +3 F +2 72 68 71 72 283
T52 6 Billy Hurley III +3 F +2 69 71 71 72 283
T52 6 Michael Bradley +3 F +2 73 68 70 72 283
T52 10 Justin Leonard +3 F +3 67 72 71 73 283
T52 20 Will MacKenzie +3 F +4 70 66 73 74 283
T58 4 Wesley Bryan +4 F E 70 66 78 70 284
T58 4 Lucas Lee +4 F E 74 67 73 70 284
T58 12 Eric Axley +4 F +3 69 68 74 73 284
T58 12 Camilo Villegas +4 F +3 73 66 72 73 284
T62 9 Wes Homan +5 F -2 72 68 77 68 285
T62 – Erik Compton +5 F +1 71 70 73 71 285
T62 16 Stuart Appleby +5 F +4 68 71 72 74 285
T65 6 Henrik Norlander +6 F -1 67 74 76 69 286
T65 3 Stewart Cink +6 F +2 75 66 73 72 286
T65 23 Zac Blair +6 F +6 70 71 69 76 286
T68 9 Ryan Palmer +7 F +5 71 68 73 75 287
T68 22 Troy Merritt +7 F +6 72 69 70 76 287
T70 3 Justin Hicks +8 F E 69 71 78 70 288
T70 1 Steven Bowditch +8 F +2 70 70 76 72 288
T70 8 Carl Pettersson +8 F +4 71 67 76 74 288
73 6 Brian Stuard +10 F +5 67 73 75 75 290
CUT – Jason Gore – – – 69 73 – – 142
CUT – Martin Laird – – – 72 70 – – 142
CUT – Jason Bohn – – – 72 70 – – 142
CUT – Ernie Els – – – 70 72 – – 142
CUT – Fabian Gomez – – – 70 72 – – 142
CUT – George McNeill – – – 70 72 – – 142
CUT – D.J. Trahan – – – 70 72 – – 142
CUT – Tyler Aldridge – – – 70 72 – – 142
CUT – Tim Wilkinson – – – 69 73 – – 142
CUT – Aaron Baddeley – – – 70 72 – – 142
CUT – Tom Gillis – – – 70 72 – – 142
CUT – Robert Allenby – – – 72 70 – – 142
CUT – Blayne Barber – – – 71 71 – – 142
CUT – Dicky Pride – – – 72 70 – – 142
CUT – Bobby Wyatt – – – 72 70 – – 142
CUT – Joe Affrunti – – – 74 68 – – 142
CUT – Mark Hensby – – – 74 68 – – 142
CUT – Cameron Beckman – – – 69 74 – – 143
CUT – Ben Martin – – – 71 72 – – 143
CUT – D.H. Lee – – – 75 68 – – 143
CUT – Hiroshi Iwata – – – 69 74 – – 143
CUT – Derek Fathauer – – – 72 71 – – 143
CUT – Si Woo Kim – – – 70 73 – – 143
CUT – Peter Malnati – – – 72 71 – – 143
CUT – Mark Wilson – – – 73 70 – – 143
CUT – Gary Woodland – – – 73 70 – – 143
CUT – Thomas Aiken – – – 72 71 – – 143
CUT – Rod Pampling – – – 71 73 – – 144
CUT – Robby Shelton – – – 74 70 – – 144
CUT – Heath Slocum – – – 69 75 – – 144
CUT – Kyle Stanley – – – 71 73 – – 144
CUT – Chesson Hadley – – – 71 73 – – 144
CUT – Morgan Hoffmann – – – 75 69 – – 144
CUT – Lee McCoy – – – 71 73 – – 144
CUT – Will Wilcox – – – 73 71 – – 144
CUT – Ted Purdy – – – 73 72 – – 145
CUT – Billy Mayfair – – – 72 73 – – 145
CUT – Scott Langley – – – 74 71 – – 145
CUT – Brendon de Jonge – – – 71 74 – – 145
CUT – Bud Cauley – – – 75 70 – – 145
CUT – Carlos Ortiz – – – 74 71 – – 145
CUT – J.J. Henry – – – 71 74 – – 145
CUT – Tim Petrovic – – – 74 71 – – 145
CUT – Richard Sterne – – – 72 73 – – 145
CUT – Andrew Loupe – – – 71 75 – – 146
CUT – Sung Kang – – – 75 71 – – 146
CUT – Andres Romero – – – 73 73 – – 146
CUT – Derek Ernst – – – 77 69 – – 146
CUT – Steve Flesch – – – 70 76 – – 146
CUT – Dawie van der Walt – – – 70 76 – – 146
CUT – Philip Barbaree – – – 73 73 – – 146
CUT – Graeme McDowell – – – 73 73 – – 146
CUT – Darron Stiles – – – 72 74 – – 146
CUT – Jerry Kelly – – – 77 70 – – 147
CUT – Michael Thompson – – – 72 75 – – 147
CUT – Kyle Reifers – – – 71 76 – – 147
CUT – Greg Owen – – – 72 75 – – 147
CUT – Rhein Gibson – – – 78 69 – – 147
CUT – Martin Piller – – – 73 74 – – 147
CUT – Richard H. Lee – – – 77 70 – – 147
CUT – Brice Garnett – – – 75 72 – – 147
CUT – Matthew NeSmith – – – 74 73 – – 147
CUT – Hayden Springer – – – 71 76 – – 147
CUT – Tim Herron – – – 73 75 – – 148
CUT – Andres Gonzales – – – 74 74 – – 148
CUT – Brendon Todd – – – 74 74 – – 148
CUT – Brian Davis – – – 76 72 – – 148
CUT – Marc Turnesa – – – 73 76 – – 149
CUT – Frank Lickliter II – – – 75 74 – – 149
CUT – Cameron Tringale – – – 71 78 – – 149
CUT – Steve Marino – – – 72 77 – – 149
CUT – Chris Smith – – – 74 75 – – 149
CUT – Scott Pinckney – – – 71 78 – – 149
CUT – Shaun Micheel – – – 76 73 – – 149
CUT – Jeff Overton – – – 78 72 – – 150
CUT – Padraig Harrington – – – 77 73 – – 150
CUT – Kelly Kraft – – – 76 74 – – 150
CUT – Frederick Janneck – – – 75 76 – – 151
CUT – Trevor Immelman – – – 69 83 – – 152
CUT – Cameron Smith – – – 71 82 – – 153
CUT – Mark Hubbard – – – 71 82 – – 153
CUT – Loren Personett – – – 76 78 – – 154
WD – Scott Brown – – – – – – – –

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