Jim Herman Wins Wyndham Championship

The 42-year-old won his third PGA Tour title after shooting 16 under par on the weekend

Jim Herman Wins Wyndham Championship
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The 42-year-old won his third PGA Tour title after shooting 16 under par on the weekend

Jim Herman Wins Wyndham Championship

Jim Herman shot 61-63 over the weekend to beat Billy Horschel by a single stroke at the Wyndham Championship.

The American finished at 21 under par thanks to a crucial birdie on the 17th hole, one of three birdies in his last six holes, to win his third PGA Tour title.

The 42-year-old from Cincinatti, Ohio won at the 2016 Houston Open, 2019 Barbasol Championship and now the Wyndham.

Herman moves up to 91st in the world from outside the top 300 as well as up to 54th in the FedEx Cup from outside the top 125 to guarantee at least two Playoff events.

He also qualifies for the US Open for just the fifth time in his career.

In what was the final regular PGA Tour event of the season, Herman, Zach Johnson and Shane Lowry all moved up into the top 125 to continue into the Playoffs whilst Fabian Gomez, Russell Knox and Charl Schwartzel all fell out.

Billy Horschel in second shot 65-65 over the weekend to record his sixth runner-up finish on tour.

The American will rue a dropped shot on the par-3 16th hole.

Webb Simpson, Kevin Kisner, Doc Redman and Si Woo Kim were all two strokes further back at 18 under in tied third.

Herman described his first win on the PGA Tour as "life-changing", his second victory as "validating" and his third as "pretty amazing."

"I mean, winning the first one was amazing, life changing. Last summer was just a little validating, overcoming some injuries and just, you know, getting old. You get old pretty quick out here with the young guys. They make you feel inadequate off the tee and especially long irons. You know, it's mentally frustrating," he said.

"To overcome it all and get here for a third time is pretty amazing."

Watch: Herman's winning birdie on 17 -

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Wyndham Championship Leaderboard

1 Jim Herman -21

2 Billy Horschel -20

3 Webb Simpson -18

3 Kevin Kisner -18

3 Si Woo Kim -18

3 Doc Redman -18

7 Zach Johnson -17

7 Harold Varner III -17

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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. 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: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV