Greensboro, NC – Firing a final round 63, Jim Herman secures another week on the PGA Tour during the FedEx Cup as the 2020 Wyndham Championship winner. The Wyndham Championship was scheduled to be the last event for most of the PGA Tour for 2020, even in the uncertain and shortened season. With his win on Sunday, however, Jim Herman’s plans changed as he is now the “last man in” the field next week in the first round of the PGA Tour playoffs at TPC Boston.
Sedgefield Country Club was setup to be a birdie-fest all week as the top 30 players all reached to double-digit scores under par, but it came down to two players at the end of Sunday – Billy Horschel and Jim Herman. Horschel was the leader after the front nine by one shot as they both made pars at 10, 11, and 12. Both players birdied 13 and 15, but 16, the tide began to turn in Herman’s favor. Billy finally made a mistake and couldn’t get up and down from the bunker on 16. With both players sitting at 20 under par, Herman capitalized on the very next hole, making birdie at the par-4 17th, giving him a 1-shot lead heading to the 18th tee. The drama on the final hole did not disappoint as both players stuck their approaches close. However, both players missed their birdie putts, giving Herman the victory and earning his spot in next week’s Northern Trust Open.
Notables Justin Rose and Brooks Koepka both missed the cut this week, but will still be eligible for the FedEx Cup playoffs beginning next week. The playoffs will start in Boston and end in Atlanta at the Tour Championship where the field will eventually be narrowed to the top-30 players.
Jim Herman’s WITB:
Driver: TaylorMade SIM 10.5° (Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8X)
3-wood: TaylorMade M6 15° (Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8X)
5-wood: TaylorMade M4 HL 20.5° (Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8X)
Irons: Mizuno JPX 900 Tour 4-9 (KBS Tour C-Taper 125 S+)
Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind 2 48°, 50°, 54°, 60° (True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400)
Putter: Bettinardi Prototype
Ball: Titleist Pro V1