Weekly Recap: Berger With Cheese

Weekly Recap: Berger With Cheese

This article is part of our Weekly Recap series.

Daniel Berger is a very good golfer. Maybe even great. He sure looked the part while holding off all competitors at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on Sunday.

The thing is, Berger isn't Jordan Spieth. And even though Spieth came up short for the second week in a row, the fact that he was even in position to come up short is the biggest news of the week.

We will give Berger his due, then move on to Spieth.

Berger was dealt a bad hand when golf stopped last spring, and Masters qualifying was halted. That he went on a tear once the sport resumed, moving from outside the top 100 in the world rankings to inside the top 20, meant nothing. He was ineligible to play at Augusta last November. However, he will certainly be in the next edition, as well as all the other top tournaments for years to come.

He's now one of only five golfers to win twice since the restart, and the others are Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm, Collin Morikawa and Bryson DeChambeau, all top-10 guys. Berger is up to 13th, just off his personal best of 12th.

His signature win came at the Charles Schwab Challenge last June. You may not think of Colonial as a big deal, but that was the first tournament back after the stoppage and the field was full-on loaded. He beat Morikawa in a playoff, with DeChambeau and Xander Schauffele finishing a shot back.

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Len Hochberg
Hochberg covers golf for RotoWire. A veteran sports journalist, he contributes to Sports on Earth and was an editor and reporter at The Washington Post for many years.
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