David Berganio Jr.

    David Berganio Jr.

    Height: 5 ft. 11 in 

    Weight: 170 lbs 

    Birthday: 01/14/1969

    College:  University of Arizona

    Turned Pro: 1993

    Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

    Country:  United States

    Sponsor: Taylor Made


    Berganio had a successful amateur career. He won the US Public Links Championship in both 1991 and 1993. He was on the same college team as Jim Furyk at the University of Arizona. Berganio was a member of the Walker Cup team in 1993 which trashed the Great British and Irish team 19 points to 5. He turned pro shortly after. He plied his trade on the various mini Tours in the United States for a number of years. He played his first full season on the Nike Tour in 1996 when he finished the year 4th in the standings. He won once at the Monterrey Open and was runner-up on three occasions. He won his first ever PGA Tour card as a result.

    He played 30 events in his rookie season, making the cut on 14 occasions. He registered three top 25s with his best result being a tie for 19th at the GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic. He lost his card after ending his rookie season 155th on the money list. He returned to the Nike card and narrowly missed out on regaining his card in 1998. He finished 11th in the standings in 2000 including a win at the Omaha Classic to regain his main Tour card. He had four top 10s on his return to the PGA Tour in 2001. His best result was a 3rd place finish at the Canon Greater Hartford Open.  He retained his card after finishing 62nd on the money list. He had his best ever finish on Tour the following season when he was runner-up to Phil Mickelson at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic after losing in a play-off. This was his only top 10 of the season and it came in his second event of the season. Berganio would lose his card the following year and would only regain it once (at the 2008 Q School) but struggled to play due to a long standing back injury. He hasn’t played a Tour event since 2009.