TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Florida State Men’s Golf Alum Daniel Berger concluded a very strong 2019-20 season by finishing 15th in the FedEx Cup, marking a career best.
The 15th-place finish bested his 16th-place showing in the 2014-15 year. Only Florida State and Georgia have produced multiple Alums in the Top 15 in each of the last four years of the FedEx Cup. In addition to Berger, FSU Alum Brooks Koepka placed 10th in 2017, ninth in 2018 and tied for third in 2019.
“Daniel continues to validate why he is one of the top players in the world,” FSU head coach Trey Jones said. “His ability to compete every week with different challenges shows his combination of talent, confidence and toughness. His success is not surprising to anyone who knows Daniel.”
Highlighting Berger’s big comeback year was a startling under par streak that went 32 consecutive rounds until snapping the streak in his first round at The Memorial in Mid-July. Berger’s streak was the eighth-longest since 1983.
Berger made one of the biggest splashes of the PGA TOUR when he won the first returning tournament in the COVID-19 delayed season, defeating Collin Morikawa in a playoff at The Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club on June 14.
Since tying for ninth at the Waste Management Phoenix Open on Feb. 2, Berger strung together a remarkable six Top-5 finishes in his final 10 tournaments played.
While at Florida State from 2011-13, Berger earned first-team All-America honors by both the Golf Coaches Association of America and Golfweek in 2013. His 69.79 scoring average in 2012-13 broke the single-year program record before current senior John Pak eclipsed it at 69.56 in 2018-19.