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Daniel Burger Wins Final Tune Up Ahead of US Open

Daniel Burger put an exclamation point on his first year-and-a-half on the PGA Tour with a three-stroke victory over some big boys like Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson at the FedEx St. Jude Classic on Sunday.

Berger, who was the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year last season and the only rookie to make it to the Tour Championship, shot a 67 on Sunday to touch off a week in which he was one of only two players who played every round in the 60s.

 

Berger's game was impressive as he was No. 1 in the field in strokes gained on approach shots, but his ability to stay grounded mentally was even more so. Berger made 16 pars or birdies to just two bogeys on a day in which he had several adversaries coming for him.

 

Mickelson, Koepka and Johnson were rising on the leaderboard, but Berger also had to deal with a weather delay and a course that has seen more balls go in the water than any other on tour over the last decade.

 

Johnson went 73-63 on the weekend which wouldn't make a lot of sense if it wasn't Johnson. This is what he does -- teases you with outrageous, world class talent and then shoots 73 on Saturday to pretty much take himself out of the tournament. The 63 on Sunday will likely goad folks into picking him to win the U.S. Open at Oakmont.

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