It was Daniel Berger who eventually emerged from a nine-car pileup atop the FedEx St. Jude Classic leaderboard on Sunday for his second consecutive win at TPC Southwind. At one point on Sunday afternoon, Berger was tied with eight others at 8 under, including Billy Horschel, Charl Schwartzel and amateur Braden Thornberry.
Berger was flawless coming home, though, and the others were not. The now two-time winner shot a back nine 33 that included two birdies and no bogeys.
Berger shot back-to-back 66s on the weekend after making the cut by just three strokes on Friday. His final 36 holes included 24 pars, 10 birdies and just two bogeys.
But it wasn't so much that Berger closed like a boss as it was everyone else faded. Of the nine golfers who were at 8 under late in the afternoon, only Schwartzel and Whee Kim improved to 9 under. Everyone else fell back to 8 under or worse as Berger finished at 10 under.
Berger joined Justin Thomas, Hidkei Matsuyama, Jon Rahm, Jordan Spieth, Cameron Smith and Si Woo Kim as winners on the PGA Tour this year under the age of 25.