Berger Enjoying a Big Lead Just Minutes From Home.
Former Seminole star Daniel Berger is set to take on the final round of the Honda Classic at PGA National Sunday afternoon, just a 15 minute drive from his home. Berger enters the final round with a five-stroke lead at 11-under par. Berger opened the tournament with a pair of 65s before shooting 69 Saturday.
Big Favorite Heading into Sunday.
Berger entered the Honda Classic with the second best odds at +1600. That number has shrunk all the way down to -450, a massive favorite for a single golfer heading into the final round of an event like this. Second place Shane Lowry (-6) is currently at +900 in Vegas.
Surviving the Bear Trap.
Holes 15, 16 and 17 at PGA National, known as the Bear Trap, make up one of the toughest stretches in all of golf and can go a long way to deciding the tournament. PGA National is an extremely difficult track for any player to erase a five-stroke deficit without a little help. The key for Berger will be to simply hold serve through the first 14 holes, and then hope to escape the Bear Trap unscathed.
Bear Trap by the Numbers.
+4,136 – Combined score to par since 2007
1,604 – Balls in the water since 2007
87.8 – Percentage of players over par on The Bear Trap since 2007
11 – Quintuple bogeys or worse on The Bear Trap since 2007
30 – Percentage of players 10-over par or worse on The Bear Trap since 2007
Berger is set to tee off with Shane Lowry at the 1:35pm. You can watch the Honda Classic on the Golf Channel until 3:00 pm, when NBC will take over coverage. It should be a beautiful day in Palm Beach Gardens with minimal wind and a high of 81.