Jim Herman wins his first US PGA Tour title
Jim Herman held his nerve to secure his first ever PGA Tour victory having had attempted the fete 106 times. The 38-year old American finished with a final round of 68 and 15-under overall. He was just one ahead of Sweden’s Henrik Stenson.
Just last week Jim Herman was ranked 191 in the world. In clinching the Shell Houston Open, Jim produced a Masters fairytale that will be on the lips of many golfers for many days to come. The win also earned him a spot at the 90-man field at Augusta National.
Herman used to work in a pro shop at one of Donald Trump, the US presidential candidate golf courses. In fact, it was Trump who convinced him to come out of retirement and try the PGA Tour one more time.
Herman also had to take the victory the hard way as Dustin Johnson and Henrik Stenson were breathing down his neck. Johnson would however fall by the wayside. Stenson on the other hand had a final-green putt to tie with Herman but his effort slid heartbreakingly past the hole. Herman made par on the same hole to clinch his happiest day in the PGA Tour.