Herman, the golfer Trump gives luck, wins the Wyndham

The American, who usually plays golf with Donald Trump, took the title after a great last day in which he beat his compatriot Billy Horschell.


The Wyndham Champioship tournament of the PGA Tour already has a new and unexpected champion, veteran American golfer Jim Herman, who this Sunday, won the title by completing the fourth and final round with a card of 63 strokes (-7) and added 259 ( -21), one less than his compatriot Billy Horschell (260, -20) .

Herman completed a round of an eagle, six birdies and a bogey, which he did on the sixth hole, after having hit the eagle.

The victory allows Herman, 42, number 186 in the PGA Tour rankings, a prize money of $ 1,152,000 and 500 points for the FedEx Cup ranking, where he is already guaranteed to play the playoffs.

It was a great week for Herman, who made three birdies on his final four holes on Friday simply to make the cut, and set off on the road to his fourth professional title, third on the PGA Tour.

Herman followed with a career-low 61 (-9) on Saturday to pull away before claiming victory.

Had come off a poor showing in the PGA Championship and couldn't find the fairway at first here. "This is going to be a pretty quick week if we don't fix it," he had told his caddy.

But the story in the end was very different and Herman has a plan to keep his career on the PGA Tour prosperous and it is none other than playing more rounds with President Donald Trump.

Whenever Herman plays golf with the president, shortly afterwards he raises a trophy.

It happened in 2016 with his big win at the Houston Open, again before he won the Barbasol tournament last year, and now before Herman's unlikely rally at the Wyndham Championship.

"He's been a huge supporter of mine," Herman commented of Trump, his regular golf partner while working as a professional assistant at Trump National Bedminster in New Jersey. "I need to play golf with him a little more."

Herman gave the president a lot to cheer on over the weekend, a victory even the 42-year-old wasn't expecting.

"This came out of nowhere. I have no problem admitting it, because I wasn't expecting it under any circumstances," Herman admitted.

Veteran American golfer overcame a four-shot deficit in the final round at Sedgefield Country Club. Herman outwitted Horschel with a birdie on the hole 71.

A mutual friend conveyed the president's best wishes on Saturday, Herman said. He hadn't heard from Trump yet. "You never know what could happen tonight or tomorrow morning," Herman said. "There were some rumors that I was definitely seeing."

Horschel closed with a 65 (-5). He had one last chance to tie at the 72nd hole, but his birdie putt of just over six feet moved to the left of the cup and the ball missed.

Herman made the playoffs, jumping from 192 to 54 in the race for the 125 places qualifying for the FedEx Cup playoffs.

For his part, Horschell felt "a bit disappointed", especially because he was confident that in the last few holes he could have done better, given that he was well and had the opportunities to have changed the history of the tournament.

South Korean Si Woo Kim, the third round leader, had a 70 (even) and tied for third place with (-18) alongside Americans Kevin Kisner (64, -6), Webb Simpson (65, -5 ) and Doc Redman (68, -2) .

Kim was a birdie machine with 21, in the first three rounds, but in the end he had to go out the back door of the tournament and without the title that would have been the first he had achieved since winning The Players Championship in 2017.

"I made bad decisions and the decisive blows weren't good either," acknowledged Kim. "With inconsistency in your game, in the end you cannot be a champion," added Kim.

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