Daniel Berger has been on a tear this summer. The 27-year-old won his third career PGA Tour event at the Charles Schwab Challenge. He nearly did it again the next week with a T-3rd at the RBC Heritage.
Yet again, he surged on Sunday last week at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational to briefly share the lead en route to T-2nd.
That’s six top-10s in his last seven starts going back to February. Injuries plagued him in recent years, but he’s as consistent as they come now. Berger recently had a streak of 32 straight rounds of par or better snapped at the Memorial. That was the eighth longest streak since 1983 according to Justin Ray of the 15th Club.
The former Florida State Seminole is making his 17th major start and his first at TPC Harding Park. Berger has two top-10s, four more top-30s and five cuts. His best result was T-6th at the 2018 U.S. Open. Berger’s made two of four cuts at the PGA Championship, including T-12th in 2018 at Bellerive.
A lot of Berger’s success has come against weaker fields, but his recent play against big names has been impressive.
For the 2019-2020 season, the Floridian ranks 44th or better in all strokes gained categories. He’s up from 108th SG putting (-.043) to 14th (.637). Bunkers are numerous at TPC Harding Park. Fortunately, he’s 12th in sand saves (60.56%).
I like Berger’s betting odds this week, and would be far from surprised if he’s hoisting the Wanamaker on Sunday.