Pebble Beach, CA – As much of the country has been experiencing record low temperatures, Pebble Beach was no exception. With temperatures that never got above 60 degrees, players had an extra challenge as they played the famed coastal course. The temperature had little effect on Daniel Berger, however, as he emerged victorious in his fourth PGA Tour victory. Berger clawed his way back after 3-time major winner Jordan Spieth had a 2-stroke 54-hole lead going into the final round.
This week was an unusual one as the Covid-19 pandemic forced the AT&T Pro-Am committee to not allow amateurs to participate in the golf tournament. This positive was that the tournament got to use more interesting tee boxes like the now, drivable 4th hole.
On Sunday, fan favorite Jordan Spieth held the lead by 2, but after shooting a 2-under 70, it just wasn’t enough to get the job done. Nate Lashley had a chance coming down the stretch but a triple-bogey at 16 derailed his round as he bowed out of contention. For Berger, his round started with an eagle on 2 and ended with a long eagle putt on 18, with his only mistake being a bogey on the par-4 8th hole. The eagle putt on the 72nd hole broke the tie with Maverick McNealy and sealed the victory for Berger. He is also the first person to eagle the 18th hole at Pebble Beach to win.
Next week, the PGA Tour heads down to Los Angeles for the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club where Adam Scott is the defending champion.
Daniel Berger WITB:
Driver: TaylorMade SIM 9 degrees (Fujikura Ventus Black 6x)
3-wood: TaylorMade M6 15 degrees
Irons: Callaway Apex Forged ’16 (3), TaylorMade TP MC ’11 (4-PW) (Project X 6.5)
Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy Forged (50-10, 56-10), Callaway Mack Daddy 4 (60-12C) (True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400)
Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour
Ball: Titleist Pro V1