15 Things You Didn't Know About Jim Herman

How well do you know three-time PGA Tour winner Jim Herman?

Things You Didn't Know About Jim Herman
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How well do you know three-time PGA Tour winner Jim Herman?

15 Things You Didn't Know About Jim Herman

1. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Herman now lives in Palm City, Florida

2. He started playing golf at the age of 9 with his dad and brother at a local municipal course, and he used to play all day every day at the age of 12

3. He turned professional in 2000

4. He played on the old Golden Bear mini tour from 2001-2004, which was owned by Jack Nicklaus

5. Herman used to be assistant pro at Donald Trump's Trump Bedminster Golf Club in New Jersey

6. Donald Trump encouraged him to chase his dream as a PGA Tour professional

7. It was a good decision, as he has won over $7.5m on the PGA Tour as of August 2020

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8. He has played numerous times with Donald Trump and his high-profile celebrity friends and guests

9. He was runner-up at the 2005 National Assistant's Championship and won the 2006 and 2007 New Jersey Assistant's Championship

10. He played his first season on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2008 after getting through to the final stage of the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament

11. His maiden pro title came at the co-sanctioned 2010 Moonah Classic in Australia on the Korn Ferry and PGA Tour of Australasia, beating Chris Kirk in a playoff to win $126,000

12. His rookie season on the PGA Tour was 2011

13. He won in his 106th PGA Tour start at the 2016 Houston Open at the age of 38

14. His second PGA Tour title came at the 2019 Barbasol Championship

15. Herman won his third PGA Tour title at the 2020 Wyndham Championship, shooting 16 under on the weekend to beat Billy Horschel by one. He has won all three of his PGA Tour titles by a single stroke

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Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x