14 Things You Didn't Know About Daniel Berger

Get to know multiple time PGA Tour winner, Daniel Berger, a little better

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Get to know the American a little better with these 14 facts.

14 Things You Didn't Know About Daniel Berger

1. Berger was born and raised near Tampa, Florida and now lives in Jupiter

2. He attended Florida State University

3. He began playing golf at the age of 11

4. He had his first hole-in-one at the age of 13

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Berger celebrates his victory at the 2021 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

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5. Away from the course, he enjoys spending time on his boat

6. His father Jay was a former tennis pro and head coach of the 2012 US Olympic tennis team. He has also been the director of men's tennis for the US Tennis Association as well as the assistant coach for the US Davis Cup team

7. His grandmother, Roslyn 'Cookie' Swift Berger, was a top amateur golfer and was inducted into the Greater Buffalo (NY) Sports Hall Of Fame in 2000

8. Berger says he would be a professional tennis player if he wasn't a golfer

9. He won the PGA Tour's Rookie of the Year award in 2015

10. He won his first PGA Tour title at the FedEx St Jude Classic in 2016 and successfully defended the title a year later

11. His girlfriend is Tori Slater, who is a Florida realtor. From Kentucky, she graduated in Marketing and Business from the Florida Atlantic University. They have been together for five years

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12. He was T6th at the 2016 US Open where he played in the final group in the last round. He began the third round in T45th and 11 strokes off the lead but posted a 66 in calmer morning conditions to tie the lead at 3 over after 54 holes.

13. His third PGA Tour title came at the 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge, where he defeated Collin Morikawa in a playoff. It was the first PGA Tour event back post-Covid-19

14. He still currently uses a set of TaylorMade MC irons from 2011, which he described as "maybe the best irons ever made." He began using them as high school. Berger said that he would have to buy more sets on eBay and was seen buying sets off of people in the comments section of Golf.com's Instagram page.

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Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.


Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.


Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x