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Daniel Berger is using irons he bought “from some guy on the internet”

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Back in 2020 when Daniel Berger became an equipment free agent, he switched into TaylorMade Tour Preferred MC irons that were released to the public in 2011. Berger found comfort and familiarity with the irons, probably because he first started playing them in high school.

In terms of modern classics, the TP MCs rank pretty high on the list. The forged cavity-back designs have a blade-like profile with a touch forgiveness, and they’re forged from 1025 carbon steel. A weight in the back cavity also helps to place center of gravity (CG) in the center of the heads. At their release, they were a great mix of precision and forgiveness for better players, and clearly, the designs have held up through the years.

The only problem with using irons from that long ago is finding backup heads. I mean, what happens when the grooves wear out or something happens to one of the irons? It’s not like Berger can go onto the TaylorMade tour truck and find a replacement, since the company doesn’t even manufacture the irons anymore.

So, Berger took to the social media. Some may think that’s an unlikely source to find fresh TP heads, but apparently, it worked. As of the 2022 Farmers Insurance Open, Berger is using irons that he purchased from someone on social media.

“I’ve got a couple different sets and they’ve come from all over the place,” Berger told GolfWRX on Monday at Torrey Pines. “I bought one set online… just from some guy on the internet, he messaged me online on social media. It’s a perfect set. I don’t know if he worked at TaylorMade at some point, but the box and everything was from TaylorMade…they were brand new.”

And that wasn’t the only set Berger received, either.

“Then a lot of the other ones I’ve got have been just from people reaching out, and friends and family,” Berger said. “But yeah, it’s worked out. I’ve got plenty of backups.”

It’s not everyday on the PGA Tour that you see a guy playing with irons he found online. You just gotta love the internet.

If you’re looking to browse the Internet for a golf club purchase of your own, don’t forget to check out our GolfWRX classifieds section where you can buy, sell and trade equipment.

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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  2. Jeff

    Jan 26, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    Totally agree when it comes to irons built for moderate to good players. Find a set you like and no real technology changes will ever really help or hinder your game.

  3. David

    Jan 26, 2022 at 2:29 pm

    I agree with Danny boy, still playing my 2nd set of MCs. Obsolete technology isn’t a significant factor with tour irons. These have the feels and look great. He ain’t getting mine!

  4. Obviously

    Jan 25, 2022 at 7:50 am

    Nobel. Nope. Everything is not everything . If All irons were same same. They’d make one set.

  5. Golf Nobel

    Jan 25, 2022 at 2:46 am

    I can’t believe a modern player is unable to switch to a new iron considering he can access any kind of technology from whatever company he want…
    This is a mental parachute when you’re not hitting as you expect.

    • Gunmetal

      Jan 25, 2022 at 10:28 am

      Golf is mental? No way.

      It’s all about comfort levels and if TM is going to keep paying him regardless of model, why would he switch?!?!

      I love these stories. I remember Snedeker buying Burner Super Fast TP driver heads on ebay just trying to stockpile, lol.

      • Nolf Gobel

        Jan 25, 2022 at 12:47 pm

        Golf Nobel buys a new set of super game enhancers every year and still can’t break 50 on the front 9 from the red tees.

  6. Shekelberg

    Jan 25, 2022 at 2:00 am

    Oy Vey.

  7. Jake

    Jan 24, 2022 at 11:30 pm

    Such a great setup look in both long and mid iron. Mental note.

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