By Stephen Hennessey
Stubbing a pitch shot on the first hole on a Sunday of a PGA Tour event isn’t usually a catalyst for winning the tournament. But for Daniel Berger, that’s exactly what happened. The 24-year-old won for a second consecutive year at the FedEx St. Jude Classic by virtue of a final-round 66 at TPC Southwind.
And that stellar final round was propelled by a heck of a recovery from a poor third shot on the first hole.
Check out the sequence, after Berger found trouble behind the green on the first hole.
Golf is a funny game.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) June 11, 2017
That’s the kind of momentum-saver that pros talk about all the time that helps them win. It’s tough to say Berger won because of this par save, but it was a sporty way to open his round.