Winner’s Circle: Jim Herman Punches Ticket To Boston With Wyndham Victory

Jim Herman poses with the trophy after winning the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield CC on Aug 16, 2020 in Greensboro, NC. Photo by Chris Keane/Getty Images

Jim Herman fired a Sunday round of 63 to claim a stunning victory at the Wyndham Championship.

The 42-year old Herman finished his final day at Sedgefield Country Club with just one bogey against six birdies and one long-bomb putt for eagle to reach 21-under par, one clear of Billy Horschel.

Herman’s victory comes amidst a season where he had missed 11 cuts in 18 starts with not a single money finish inside the top 25. He had earned just 81 FedExCup points all season. To say it’s a career life line for the Cincinnati native 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 42)
Native: Cincinnati, Ohio
College: Cincinnati


Leaderboard: Final Top 5

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Jim Herman -21 (-7)
2. Billy Horschel -20 (-5)
3. Kevin Kisner-18 (-6)
3. Webb Simpson -18 (-5)
3. Doc Redman -18 (-2)
3. Si Woo Kim -18 (E)


Jim Herman’s Winning Numbers

Jim Herman Wins Wyndham Championship
Jim Herman reacts during the final round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield CC on Aug 16, 2020 in Greensboro, NC. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Topline Stats:
Driving: 298.4 yards (51st)
Fairways: 46/56, 82.14% (4th)
Greens: 63/72, 87.50% (1st)
Putts Per GIR: 108/1.714 (23rd)

Scoring:
Par-3: -1 (2 Birdies, 13 Pars, 1 Bogey)
Par-4: -11 (1 Eagle, 16 Birdies, 24 Pars, 7 Bogeys)
Par-5: -9 (2 Eagles, 5 Birdies, 1 Par)
Total: -21 (3 Eagles, 23 Birdies, 38 Pars, 8 Bogeys)


Herman’s 2020 Season

Starts: 18
Cuts Made: 7
Wins: 1 (Wyndham)
Additional Top 10: 0
Earnings: $1,356,000 (60)
FedExCup Pts: 581 (53)
World Rank Before/After: 318/100*


Herman’s Final-Day Highlights

Credit: PGA TOUR Youtube


Points & Money

The victory earned Herman $1,152,000 and 500 FedExCup points, along with 50 world-ranking points. He will move from No. 192 to No. 52, punching his ticket to Boston for the first leg of the FedECup Playoffs. In terms of the Official World Golf Rankings, he will jump inside the top 100 (from No. 318).


Quotable

Jim Herman Wins Wyndham Championship
Jim Herman talks with his caddie on the 11th hole during the final round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield CC on Aug 16, 2020 in Greensboro, NC. Photo by Chris Keane/Getty Images

“Yeah, I mean, if you’re 190 and you win, I think that’s a pretty big jump. Yeah, FedExCup was definitely off the radar. I thought I needed to get off to a pretty good start after we restarted back at Colonial and I just didn’t have it. I wasn’t playing poorly, just wasn’t getting the results that I liked, making weekends or making any money.”
Jim Herman


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