Daniel Berger suffered from FIASCO golf club ahead of Sentry Champions Tournament


Viktor Hovland wasn’t the only player in Hawaii this week suffering from golf club logistics issues. Daniel Berger did not share the same misfortune as the Norwegian, but it was not ideal.

Berger was last seen on the PGA Tour at the Hero World Challenge hosted by Tiger Woods. He arrived at Kapalua Resort last Sunday to prepare for his week at the Sentry Tournament of Champions.

After calling American Airlines several times, Berger’s clubs didn’t arrive until Tuesday, so his two-day wait could have been a disaster.

But luckily it was not a disaster. Brett Waldman, an experienced PGA Tour caddy, loaned Berger his clubs for the two days.

To make his practice as valuable as possible, he made some adjustments to the Waldman clubs. But only a few.

“I borrowed one of the other cadets (clubs) Brett Waldman was here. So he used his clubs and changed all the lies and the lofts so I was able to hit balls on Monday which was good, ”said Berger.

“Especially after a long flight around the world to get here, I just had to get the body moving, so whatever I had was going to work.”

“I didn’t hand them over and, I don’t know, I think I stole his driver. I still have his driver, so …”

It seems Berger was grateful for the help Waldman gave him, but the PGA Tour caddy will have to adjust clubs to his own specs at his own pace.

The practice clearly helped the world No.19. He fired two solid 66 cartridges to finish 14 under par for tied for second with Jon Rahm, three shots behind Cameron Smith.

Berger is a quadruple PGA Tour winner and it would arguably be his most unexpected victory of all if he were victorious on Sunday afternoon at the Plantation Course.


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