Daniel Berger won the FedEx St. Jude Classic on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, shooting a 3-under-par 67 to hold off Phil Mickelson, Steve Stricker and Brooks Koepka by three strokes in Memphis.
Berger, 23, had never been in a final pairing until Sunday. When Mickelson, with his 42 career PGA Tour titles, closed within a stroke, Berger birdied three of his next four holes, highlighted by a 32-foot putt on the par-3 14th.
Berger finished at 13-under 267. He became the 13th first-time winner on tour this season and took home the winner's check of $1.1 million in the 50th start of his career.
"It's the greatest feeling," Berger said. "You work so hard to get here and to finally be able to put the trophy up, there's no way I can describe it."
Mickelson and Stricker shot 67, and Koepka had a 66 in the round that was delayed three hours because of storms. Dustin Johnson had a 63, setting the back-nine record with a 29, to finish fifth at 9 under.
"For the most part I hit a lot of good shots, played pretty well and seems, it almost feels like U.S. Open came a week early to finish another second place," said Mickelson, who this weekend at Oakmont will seek his first U.S. Open title after six runner-up finishes.
Berger became the fourth first-time winner at this event in the past six years and 10th overall in Memphis.
Mickelson went to 9 under with two birdies on his first three holes on the back nine, which included a 44-footer on the par-4 12th. Then Mickelson's putter failed him; he just missed from 11 feet on No. 13 and 17 feet on No. 14.
Bernhard Langer won the Constellation Senior Players Championship for the third straight year, holing a 12-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday for a one-stroke victory in Flourtown, Pa.
The 58-year-old German star won his seventh senior major title and fifth in the past 11 majors, tying Hale Irwin for second place on the career list, a victory behind Jack Nicklaus.
Langer closed with a 3-over 73 to finish at 1-over 281, the highest winning score in the history of the event first played in 1983. Mark O'Meara had the previous record at 7 under in 2010 at TPC Potomac in Maryland.
Brooke Henderson beat top-ranked Lydia Ko with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff in the KPMG Women's PGA Championship after overcoming a three-shot deficit on the back nine in Sammamish, Wash.
The 18-year-old Canadian, ranked No. 4 in the world, closed with a bogey-free 6-under 65 — the best round of the week at Sahalee — to match Ko at 6-under 278.