‘Could Steer the Ball With His Mind’ – Daniel Berger Narrates Playing Experience With Tiger Woods

Published 09/11/2021, 5:47 PM EDT
PEBBLE BEACH, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 13: Tiger Woods of the United States lines up a putt on the first green during the first round of the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links on June 13, 2019 in Pebble Beach, California. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)


Daniel Berger is one of US Team captain Steve Sticker’s choices for the upcoming Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits. Stricker has been criticized and praised at the same time, everyone sharing their opinions on the picks. Stricker stands behind his choice, believing that Berger will make a difference during the tournament later this month.

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Yet to win a major, Berger will play the Ryder Cup with four PGA Tour titles to his name. He won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am this year and had eight top-ten finishes. He was one of the team members selected by Stricker during the 2017 Presidents Cup — Berger scoring the winning point for the USA.

Irrespective of one’s opinion on the Team USA, Berger’s journey reflects his game. Let’s take a look at a 2018 interview of Berger’s, where his younger self discusses his shot and more.

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Daniel Berger on the time he spent with Tiger Woods back in 2017

Back in 2018, the only Major Berger played in was the US Open — where he finished T6. Of course, he watched other events and even shared his experiences while speaking to Golf Digest.

He discussed the time he spent with Tiger Woods, the greatest of all time to many fans and younger athletes. Berger revealed that he was with Woods during the above-mentioned President’s Cup, certainly a highlight in his career. The younger star spoke in detail about Woods’ game, talking about the extent of his prowess.

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“I heard stories about how he used to “will” the ball into the hole. It implied he could steer the ball with his mind. That’s getting too far out there”. Berger further went on to explain that Woods hit putts with “perfect speed on a perfect line”.

“There’s nothing else to it,” he added. Berger also joked about asking Woods about the same and wondering if he can bend objects with his mind. “I’m guessing he’ll laugh at the idea”.

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 14: Tiger Woods of the United States celebrates after sinking his putt on the 18th green to win during the final round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 14, 2019 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

As Berger will head on to the Ryder Cup, Woods is currently sidelined due to his injuries. He was in a car accident in February, his return to golf a far away thought for now. Stricker himself spoke about Woods and mentioned that the 15-time major champion is very much involved with Ryder Cup discussions. The 45-year-old will always be a part of the Ryder Cup family and is helping from far away while focusing on his rehabilitation.

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Devika Pawar is a golf and NBA writer at Essentially Sports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, Devika has an experience with sportswriting at Republic World for around two years now. She loves NBA a little too much, and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.

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