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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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Tano Goya WITB 2022 (September)

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Driver: Ping G425 LST (10.5 degrees @9.5)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 6 X

3-wood: Ping G425 LST (14.5 degrees @15.5)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 70 TX

7-wood: Ping G425 Max (20.5 degrees @19)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 80 TX

Irons: Ping G425 Crossover (3), Ping i59
Shafts: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Orange Hybrid 80 X (3), Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 120 X

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (46-10F, 50-08F), Titleist Vokey Design WedgeWorks Proto (54-M, 58-T, 58-V)
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 120 X

Putter: Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport
Grip: Garsen Golf Quad Tour

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

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Driver: Ping G425 Max (9 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw Blue 65 TX

3-wood: PXG 0311 XF Gen5 (16 degrees)
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5-wood: PXG 0311 XF Gen5 (19 degrees)
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Hybrid: Ping G425 (19 degrees @ 20)
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Irons: PXG 0311 T Gen5 (4-5), PXG 0317 ST (6-PW)
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Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (56-12D @55, 58-10S), Titleist Vokey Design WedgeWorks Proto (60-K)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Odyssey 2-Ball Tour Line #11
Grip: Garsen Golf Ultimate

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

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Rickie Fowler has once again joined forces with world-renowned DJ, KYGO, and his lifestyle brand Palm Tree Crew, for a fresh apparel collab that also includes items for the ladies too.

Per Puma, the collection is inspired by an always-on-the-go philosophy embraced by movers and shakers alike, The PUMA Golf x PTC collection represents those who continuously chase their bold dreams with a quiet confidence and dedication to their craft. Everyone makes the cut in

“It’s been fun to work with KYGO and PTC to expand and evolve this collab with PUMA,” says Fowler. “There’s something special in creating a platform where the worlds of golf and music collide to bring forth amazing product that everyone can relate to.”

Puma x PTC Polo ($80)“a performance-ready golf polo with understated yet refined style. Available in two colorways.”

Puma x PTC Lightweight Crew ($90)“all-over palm print says the party is not far. Available in two colorways”

Puma x PTC Lightweight Hoodie ($80)“our beachy, lightweight hoodie perfect for course cleats or sandy toes. Available in two colorways.”

Puma x PTC Palm Polo ($90)“all-over palm print makes this piece pop. Available in two colorways.”

Puma x PTC Palm Tee ($50)“the perfect, lightweight t-shirt to palm up your everyday attire. All over print is PTC classic. Available in two colorways.”

Puma x PTC Palm Short ($80)“bronze those thighs in some sweet PTC all-over palm print shorts. Available in two colorways.”

Women’s Puma x PTC W Palm Short ($80)“show your love for all-things beachy in this all-over palm print short. Available in two colorways.”

Women’s Puma x PTC W Palm Tank ($45)“for the sunny days on and off the course, the Palm Tank will keep you comfy and looking oh-so-cool. Available in two colorways.”

PUMA x PTC GS.One Sport ($150)“The GS-ONE was designed for the stylish golfer on the go. Rock the newest colors and add some flair to your next golf round.”

PUMA x PTC GS-Softride ($50)“slide into the season in the stylish GS-Softride. Finally, a sandal to put your foot in.”

PUMA x PTC Laguna Fusion Sport ($100)“featuring Fusion technology, the GS-Softride is a lifestyle + performance silhouette that will add pep to any step.”

Puma x PTC Cap ($45)“like the uniform for the winning team, top off your outfit with a bold, PTC cap to show why you play the game. Available in two colorways.”

Puma x PTC Chase Dreams Snapback Cap ($45)“the snapback meant for true dreamers, movers and shakers. Wear the palm with pride on this classic look. Available in two colorways.”

Puma x PTC High Crown Visor ($45)“protect your eyes + face with a trending all-over palm print visor. Available in two colorways.”

The collection is available now on pumagolf.com as well as palmtreecrew.com and at select retailers. The collection will be available at the Puma NYC Flagship store starting October 3 to celebrate Kygo’s show at Madison Square Garden on October 6.

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