Monday, August 17

PGA TOUR VIDEO: 61 and 63 on Weekend Earn Jim Herman the Trophy at the Wyndham Championship

JIM HERMAN GOT HOT AT THE RIGHT TIME. The 42-year-old journeyman fired a 61 in the third round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro.

That low number sent Herman up the leaderboard and gave the long-shot former assistant pro a chance for a rare win going into the final round.

But could Herman stay hot? It's hard to go low in consecutive rounds.

It didn't take too long to learn the answer to that question. Herman rolled in a 59-foot eagle putt on the 5th hole and went on to shoot a 63 in the final round and finish 21-under for the tournament. It was good for a 1-stroke victory over Billy Horschel, who closed with a 65.

"That was out of the blue, I'll tell you that," Herman said.

Before he was grinding on the PGA Tour, Herman worked at Trump National Bedmnister in New Jersey, where he sometimes played golf with President Trump. And still does.

"He's a big supporter of mine," Herman said. "I need to play golf with him a little bit more."

Herman's third victory on the PGA Tour was a charm: It put him in the FedEx Cup Playoffs, and much more.

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