Daniel Berger What's In The Bag?
Daniel Berger has endured a rather up-and-down start to his young career. In 2016, the American claimed his first PGA Tour title at the FedEx St Jude Classic. The following year, he would defend that title and earn a spot on the 2017 President's Cup team. However, a slump in form soon followed, as Berger dropped down the rankings but, after returning from the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, the American reignited his game, claiming the 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge, the 2021 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and an appearance on the victorious 2020 US Ryder Cup team. Here, we take a look at what the multiple-time PGA Tour winner currently has in the bag.
Daniel Berger What's In The Bag?
Right now, we believe that Berger is an equipment free agent, using several clubs from different brands in his bag setup. This is the case when it comes to the big stick, with the American previously using the Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero Triple Diamond driver for a while, as well as the TaylorMade SIM2. Currently though, he is using the TaylorMade SIM. At the 2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions Pro-Am, the new TaylorMade Stealth was spotted in his bag, so Berger could be experimenting with it. However, it was not put in his bag for the tournament.
Currently in play for Berger is the TaylorMade Stealth which has 15 degrees of loft. The striking 3D carbon coated head of the Stealth looks great at address and a new laser-etched alignment aid on the clubface makes it easy to line up. The Stealth model was a clear winner in our comprehensive fairway wood testing, even outperforming Stealth Plus.
- Read our full TaylorMade Stealth Fairway review
TaylorMade P790, TaylorMade TP MC ’11
It's in the iron section of Berger's bag that we really see the older models coming into effect. Currently, the American has a TaylorMade P790 model three-iron, with the remainder of his irons being a set of TaylorMade TP MC '11's (four-iron to pitching wedge). Speaking to Golf.com Berger said of the irons; “When my contract ended, I figured why go and test a bunch of new stuff when I have something that I already know works? It’s one of those comfort things. When you have something that you like looking at, you might as well just stick with it.
“Personally I would say they’re maybe the best irons ever made, but it’s going to be a challenge finding some new sets from here on out. Back when I was using these irons, I had about three backup sets. I would just take out an iron when they got old and throw a new one in.
"I was just rummaging through my garage and I found a brand new set that was still in the box with the plastic on them. So I went with those. I’m going to go on eBay and order as many sets as I can and ride ‘em out until I can’t find anymore."
Titleist Vokey SM9
In the scoring section of the bag, Berger had been using two Callaway Mack Daddy Forged wedges with in a 50-degree and 56-degree, and his 60-degree was a Callaway Mack Daddy 4. However all three have come out for Titleist Vokey SM9 wedges with 50, 56 and 62 degrees of loft.
- Read our full Titleist Vokey SM9 Wedge Review
TaylorMade Spider X
The final club in the bag is a TaylorMade Spider X design putter in chalk white. Berger has used this putter for a few years now, and given his success it is hard to see why he would change.
Titleist Pro V1
Berger has been using the Titleist Pro V1 for a number of years now, with the Pro V1 still remaining comfortably the most popular ball on the Tour. Designed for a consistent flight and excellent control around the greens, it is arguably the best golf ball on the market.
Berger has been wearing adidas clothing since he signed for them at the start of 2020. With the brand taking a giant leap toward more sustainable fashion in recent years, he is often seen wearing the adidas CodeChaos Golf Shoes, as well as the Go-To Polo Shirt.
Driver: TaylorMade SIM (9 degrees) with Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X shaft
Three-wood: TaylorMade Stealth (15 degrees) with UST Elements Chrome 8F5 shaft
Irons: TaylorMade P790 (3), TaylorMade TP MC '11 (4-PW) all with Project X 6.5 shafts
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM9 (50, 56, 62 degrees) all with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts
Putter: TaylorMade Spider X (Chalk)
Ball: Titleist Pro V1
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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
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