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Final Foursome: It’s Berger vs The Three Vets

Daniel Berger has his first 54-hole PGA Tour lead following a 1-under 69 on Saturday at the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

At one point, tied with Phil Mickelson at 8-under, the 23 year-old Berger made birdies on 16 and 17, and now holds a three shot lead. The 2015 Rookie-of-the-Year is looking for his first win on Tour. But he is being chased by three veterans, who have combined for 60 PGA Tour wins, all tied in the second spot at 7-under.

BY THE NUMBERS - THE TOP 4

42

Career PGA Tour Wins - Mickelson

12

Career PGA Tour Wins - Stricker

6

Career PGA Tour Wins - Points

0

Career PGA Tour Wins - Berger

Here’s a quick look at the experienced trio tied at the two spot.

Steve Stricker

The 49 year old, semi-retired pro is probably feeling un-familiar with his positon on the leaderboard. The 12 time PGA Tour winner’s last win came in the 2012 Hyundai Tournament of Champions. With only one Top-10 finish this year, a T-7 at the Valspar Championship, he’s hoping to turn around his season as he lies 160th in the FexEx Cup standings. Stricker shot a bogey free 4-under on Saturday.

D.A. Points

The 6-time PGA Tour winner hasn’t been this close to the leader in quite some time. His last Top-10 finish came at the Barclays in 2013. His last win also came in the same year at the Shell Houston Open. The 39 year old hasn’t made it into the Playoffs since 2013 either. Points jumped up 33 spots on the leaderboard with a bogey free 6-under on Saturday.

Phil Mickelson

The 42 time winner on the PGA Tour is looking for his first win since the Open Championship in 2013. If anything, he’ll be hoping to match his achievements from three summers ago where he won back-to-back weeks. First, at the Aberdeen Asset Scottish Open where he beat Branden Grace in a playoff, followed up by the aforementioned, and legendary, win at Muirfield.

Saurav Ghosh

Saurav is Pro Golf Weekly's Statistics Content Editor.

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