Winner’s Circle: Jim Herman Claims Victory at Barbasol Championship

Jim Herman
Jim Herman poses for a photo with the trophy after winning the Barbasol Championship at Keene Trace Golf Club on July 21, 2019 in Nicholasville, Kentucky. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Jim Herman produced a Sunday round of 70 to secure his second PGA Tour title at the Barbasol Championship.

The 41-year old Herman entered his final day at Keene Trace one shot clear of Kelly Kraft, and that’s exactly how it ended as both players in the final group shot 2-under par 70.

Herman’s victory comes amidst a season where he had missed 16 cuts in 19 starts, while his three money finishes were outside the top 40. He had earned just $39,792 all season. To say it’s a career life line would be an understatement.


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Pro-File

Name: Jim Herman
Nationality: American
Height: 6′
Weight: 170 lb
Birthdate: Nov 5, 1977 (age 41)
Native: Cincinnati, Ohio
College: Cincinnati

Leaderboard: Final Top 5

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Jim Herman -26 (-2)
2. Kelly Kraft -25 (-2)
3. Sepp Straka -23 (-6)
4. Matt Jones -22 (-9)
4. Austin Cook -22 (-2)


Jim Herman’s Winning Numbers

Jim Herman
Jim Herman plays his shot from the 15th tee during the final round of the Barbasol Championship at Keene Trace Golf Club on July 21, 2019 in Nicholasville, Kentucky. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images
Topline Stats:
Driving: 300.9 yards
Fairways: 41/56, 73.2%
Greens: 63/72, 87.5%
Putts Per GIR: 95/1.730

Scoring:
Par-3: -5 (6 Birdies, 10 Pars, 1 Bogey)
Par-4: -5 (6 Birdies, 33 Pars, 1 Bogey)
Par-5: -16 (2 Eagles, 12 Birdies, 3 Pars)
Total: -26 (2 Eagles, 24 Birdies, 46 Pars, 2 Bogeys)


Herman’s Final-Day Highlights

Credit: PGA TOUR Youtube


Jim Herman’s 2019 PGA Tour Season

Starts: 20
Missed Cuts: 16
Wins: 1 (John Deere Classic)
Addtl Top 10s/20s: 0/0
Money Earned: $669,762 (142nd)
FedExCup Pts: 316 (134th)
World Rank Before/After: 1252/269


Points & Money

The victory earned Herman $630,000 and 300 FedExCup points, along with 24 world-ranking points. He will move inside the top 150 on the Tour’s points and money lists. In terms of the Official World Golf Rankings, he will jump inside the top 300 (from No. 1,252).


Quotable

Jim Herman
Jim Herman talks with his caddie on the 18th hole during the final round of the Barbasol Championship at Keene Trace Golf Club on July 21, 2019 in Nicholasville, Kentucky. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

“Had a little time on medical leave and I was outside the 125. I’m playing this week on past champions status, so I started last week at the John Deere in past champions. So my future on Tour was not looking too bright coming off a lot of cuts.

“I’m sure that stats, cuts missed, I’m sure that stat will be posted. I didn’t feel like I was playing poorly, but just putting, short game was not there. Driving, irons has always been there for me, but this week found the touch and here we are.”

Jim Herman


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