WASHINGTON (AFP) – Jim Herman fired an eagle and 7 birdies in a seven-under par 63 on Sunday (Aug 16) to seize his third US PGA Tour title on the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina.
He adopted up his career-low spherical of 61 with one other glowing effort at Sedgefield Nation Membership, the place his 21-under par complete of 259 gave him a one-stroke overcome former FedEx Cup champion Billy Horschel.
The win within the last regular-season occasion earlier than the US Tour’s play-offs start additionally vaulted Herman from 192nd – outdoors the playoff subject – to 54th within the FedEx Cup standings.
That will get him into the 125-man Northern Belief at TPC Boston this week with room to spare.
“Oh my gosh, clearly (I am) ecstatic,” stated the 42-year-old, his voice breaking.
“It is powerful to place into phrases what this implies.”
Herman picked up the place he left off on Saturday with 29-foot birdie putt on the first, adopted by a tap-in birdie on the fourth and a 60-foot eagle putt on the fifth.
After his lone bogey on the sixth, he rolled in a 14-foot birdie on the 14th and a five-footer on the 13th.
One other birdie on the par-five 15th moved him to 20-under.
However Horschel, who additionally eagled the fifth, rolled in his fifth birdie of the day on the 15th to succeed in 21-under.
Herman seized the lead with a three-foot birdie on the 17th as Horschel bogeyed on the 16th.
Horschel had birdie seems of 12 and 9 ft on the final two holes however couldn’t get both putt to drop.
Herman added a title to these he received on the 2016 Houston Open and 2019 Barbasol Championship.
However he actually didn’t see a victory coming after a troublesome weekend on the PGA Championship at Harding Park final week – nor after he wanted to birdie three of his final 4 holes at Sedgefield on Friday simply to make the reduce.
“I got here right here with no expectations, just about,” stated Herman, who had missed the reduce in eight of his final 11 begins.
“After 4 holes I had missed each fairway. It simply exhibits that in golf something is feasible.”
In a single day chief Kim Si-woo of South Korea, who was looking for a 3rd Tour title after he received the 2016 Wyndham and the 2017 Gamers Championship, carded a 70 to share third on 262 with People Kevin Kisner (64), Webb Simpson (65) and Doc Redman (68).