TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – For the second straight season, Florida State Men’s Golf alum Daniel Berger (2012-13) delivered a win on the PGA Tour at the FedEx St. Jude Classic located at TPC Southwind Golf Course in Memphis, Tenn.
On Sunday, Berger carded an impressive 4-under 66 to edge South African Charl Schwartzel, who came in second at 9-under overall. Berger’s
10-under overall score included a bogey-free final round where he made par on the par-4 18th hole. He entered Sunday’s final round facing a three-shot deficit
“I’m extremely proud,” Berger said on the CBS post-round telecast. “I’m 1-for-1 defending titles so that’s a pretty good stat. I battled so hard today and played so good. I couldn’t be happier.”
The first-team All-American at Florida State was also informed that he moved up to 10th in the FedEx Cup standings, nearly assuring himself of qualifying for the season-ending TOUR Championship.
“It never surprises me when Daniel plays well,” FSU men’s golf head coach Trey Jones said. “His talent and confidence is a great combination. He obviously loves that golf course. It’s a great way for him to head into the U.S. Open.”
Berger becomes the eighth Seminole to win multiple times on the PGA Tour, joining Hubert Green (19 wins), Paul Azinger (12 wins), Jeff Sluman (six wins), Nolan Henke (three wins), Kenny Knox (three wins), Jonas Blixt (two wins) and George McNeill (two wins). Bergers’ two wins came at the FedEx St. Jude Classic.
Florida State Men’s Golf now owns 52 PGA Tour victories. Combined with its 11 Champions Tour wins, the program extends its professional win total to 63. It is the third consecutive year a Seminole has won on the PGA Tour, as Brooks Koepka won at the 2015 Waste Management Open at TPC Scottsdale.
Both Berger (10th) and Koepka (19th) own Top-20 spots in the latest FedEx Cup Standings. Both golfers turn their attention to the second major of the year, the U.S. Open held at Erin Hills in Wisconsin from June 15-18.