Daniel Berger's Caddie

Last Modified Jun 14, 2024 15:59 GMT
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The four-time PGA Tour champion, Daniel Berger, was born on April 7, 1993. One of the most promising golfers of the pre-Corona era, Berger, who had to take a break due to a back injury, has returned in the 2024 season after 18 months and has already played in 13 events as of June 2024.


Berger turned professional in 2013 with four amateur wins and initially played on the Web.com Tour. He earned his PGA Tour card for the 2015 season, won his first PGA win at the 2016 FedEx St. Jude Classic, and successfully defended it next season as well.


In October 2020, he reached his career-high world ranking of No. 12, according to the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR). He took a three month break due to COVID-19 and returned with his 2021 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am win, over Maverick McNealy by two strokes.


Who is Daniel Berger’s Caddie?

Daniel Berger’s caddie is Scott Sajtinac, as of June 2024.


After suffering with back issues for nearly two years, Berger made his debut at the 2024 American Express and hired veteran DJ Nelson as his caddie, as per Golfweek (USA Today). Nelson began caddying in 2001 and worked as Heath Slocum's bagman in the desert when he won the 2009 Barclays. Nelson has caddied for players like Hudson Swafford and Chad Campbell in the past. Soon enough, Berger and Nelson parted ways for unknown reasons.


Three events later, Berger had Joaquin Lolas as his looper at the 2024 Puerto Rico Open, as per Caddie Network, but most probably Lolas was also a temporary hire because by the next event, at the 2024 Valspar Championship, Berger had Scott Sajtinac carrying his bag.


Sajtinac has caddying experience spanning roughly two decades and has caddied for golfers like Craig Parry, Paul Goydos, Stuart Appleby, Trevor Immelman, Troy Merritt and Anirban Lahiri. He has a handicap of 4, according to Caddie Network and his favorite golfer is the legend Seve Ballesteros.


Berger's previous caddie was Josh Cassell, who was hired in June 2020. Cassell, who had been caddying on the tour since 2000, brought a wealth of knowledge to the position. Professionals such as Geoff Ogilvy, John Senden, Paul Gow, Aaron Baddeley, Jason Dufner, and Billy Horschel have all partnered with him. Berger's back issue most likely caused their association to break. Prior to Cassell, Berger had caddies like Lance Bennett and Grant Berry.


Daniel Berger's Caddie FAQs

A. Daniel Berger's caddie is Scott Sajtinac as of June 2024.

A. Daniel Berger had a back injury in 2022, which forced him to take an 18 month hiatus. He had deep bone sensitivity and a small bulge in the lower disc.

A. After consulting with several doctors, Daniel Berger decided not to have surgery. 

A. Daniel Berger uses a Titliest Pro V1 golf ball as of June 2024.

A. Yes, Daniel Berger played at the 2021 Ryder Cup, being on the winning team. 

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