Triumphant Berger proud of work ethic

16 February 2021 02:29:27 GMTPlus10

Daniel Berger says he is not "the most talented guy" on the PGA Tour and insists a peerless work ethic helped him to victory at the AT & T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Berger produced a stunning eagle at the 72nd hole on Sunday to card a final-round 65 for a two-shot victory in California, the fourth title of his career.

The American left-hander started the last round two shots adrift of former world number one Jordan Spieth but finished a couple of shots clear of Maverick McNealy as Spieth faded with a 70 to finish tied for third.

Spieth was not the only one to tumble down the leaderboard as Nate Lashley needed four putts from 12 feet on the 16th to shatter his hopes of a second PGA Tour win.

Berger, however, hardly put a foot wrong on the final day. There was a solitary dropped shot at the eighth, but he eagled the second hole and fired four more birdies before reaching the 18th knowing that a birdie would earn him his first win since the Charles Schwab Challenge in June 2020.

The 27-year-old went one better with a drive and a three wood to the heart of the green before rolling in a 30-foot eagle putt.

"I knew it would be a tight finish and I stepped up with a great drive and maybe the best three-wood I've ever hit in my life," Berger told reporters.

"The putt was the icing on the cake. I'm not the most talented guy out here and don't hit it the furthest, but I'll out-work anybody so that's my biggest weapon."

Berger is36.00 to win The Masters in April.

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