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Jim Herman

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (39) / 11/5/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 170

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On a windy day at TPC San Antonio, World No. 79 Jim Herman navigated a 1-under-par 36-35=71 in the third round of the Valero Texas Open for a 54-hole total of 4-under 212, up 15 places to T11 with play still in progress.
The 39-year-old has the one victory on the PGA TOUR in 135 career events, claiming the 2016 Shell Houston Open across the state. This is his fifth VTO with a best of T59 on debut in 2011. The Cincinnati, Ohio, native missed the cut at the SHO in his defense and arrived off a MC last week at the Heritage. After opening in 69-72, he improved to 8-for-15 on the season and has two prior top 10s, highlighted by a T3 four starts ago at the Valspar. The Florida resident landed 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation, gaining 3.984 strokes tee-to-green but losing 0.456 strokes on-the-green. He squared three bogeys, slightly outpaced by four birdies at holes 6, 8, 14 and 17, posting 1.692 putts per GIR and taking 29 total putts. Apr 22 - 5:12 PM

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World No. 76 Jim Herman makes his way back to the Golf Club of Houston for this week's Shell Houston Open, the site of his 2016 victory.

Herman arrived at last year's Houston Open ranked 189th in the world rankings. Four sub-70 rounds later he catapulted to 68th in world, and also started scrambling to prep for Augusta National. The wildcard for Herman is always the flat stick. He's finished outside the top 115 strokes gained putting in each of the last four seasons but gained 6.58 strokes with the putter last year at GC of Houston. While Herman has drifted slightly in the OWGR since winning, he did flash some form recently in Florida, earning a T3 at the Valspar Championship just three weeks ago.
Mar 28 - 9:08 AM

First-round leader and World No. 89 Jim Herman authored a 3-under-par 35-33=68 in the final round of the Valspar Championship to cap off his third appearance on 12-under 272, good for a two-way T3, two back of champion Adam Hadwin, and just a second podium in 132 career events.

The 39-year-old was the 18-hole leader with a career-tying best 62, and chased with 71-71 to begin in solo 3rd, five adrift of Hadwin. Playing out of the penultimate twosome, he squared a lone bogey-5 at three (failed sand save), but then played his final 15 holes in blemish-free 4-under, circling Nos. 4, 5, 11 and 14. Three of Herman's par breakers were conventional, each from inside of five feet, adding a 29-footer from the fringe for birdie-2 at four. He also dropped three par-savers from between seven and 12 feet, highlighted by an 11'4" save at the par-3 17th. This was the Cincinnati product's 11th start of the season, fourth top 25 and second top 10 (10th, Sony Open). It was his first time in the top 10 thru 54 holes in 26 starts, dating back to his win at the 2016 Shell Houston Open, where he was a 54-hole co-leader.
Mar 12 - 7:23 PM

First-round leader and World No. 89 Jim Herman signed for an even-par 35-36=71 after the third round of the Valspar Championship and a three-day tally of 9-under 204, down one to solo 3rd, five back of 54-hole leader and playing competitor Adam Hadwin, who shot 67.

After beginning in 62-71, the 39-year-old was in solo 2nd, one shy of Hadwin. He carded his second straight two-birdie two-bogey 71, this one on seven (of 13) fairways and 10 greens in regulation. The Palm City, Florida, resident opened with 13 pars and a birdie-3 at the second (from 5'6"), before back-to-back bogeys at 15 and 16, the latter a 3-putt from 43'4", ending his scoring with a bounce-back birdie at the par-3 17th (16'8"). He's chasing his second TOUR title in 132 career events, trying to add to his win at the 2016 Shell Houston Open, where he was a 54-hole co-leader.
Mar 11 - 6:14 PM

Jim Herman ran in place during round two of the Valspar Championship, settling for an even-par 36-35=71 to enter the weekend one off the pace at 9-under 133.

The overnight leader was flirting with the course record on day one but couldn't find that same magic today. He landed 12 greens in regulation today, but gave himself just two birdie looks from inside 15 feet, the entire day. He missed one of those, a 5'7" attempt at the par-4 sixth and converted the other, a 10'2" birdie at the par-4 12th. Considering the lack of proximity to the hole, Herman did a great job just to tread water at even par today. The Cincinnati Bearcat won't be writing home about this round, but he will still enter the weekend just one stroke off the pace, with a good chance to go after his second career PGA TOUR win.
Mar 10 - 5:07 PM

Jim Herman was clicking on all cylinders in round one of the Valspar Championship, styling a bogey-free, 9-under-par 32-30=62, matching his career low and grabbing the early clubhouse lead in the process.

The Cincinnati Bearcat put on an all-around clinic at Innisbrook’s Copperhead Course. He opened the day with a 36'1" birdie splash from the fringe at the par-4 10th. That set the short-game tone early, but his long game showed up, as well. A few examples include the par-3 13th where he stiffed his 189-yard approach to 3'2" and then again at the par-3 fourth where he stuck his 181-yard tee ball to 13 inches, tapping both in for birdies. It was a very balanced attack as he walked off the course gaining 2+ strokes in strokes gained approach-to-the-green, around-the-green, and putting. Herman stepped on the ninth tee box (his 18th of the day) needing a birdie to match the course record set by Padraig Harrington in 2012. He settled for par but still matched his career low on TOUR (9-under 62 in R3 of 2015 Shriners). The Palm City, Florida, resident took advantage of uncharacteristically calm conditions today and is now in the driver's seat heading into round two.
Mar 9 - 1:20 PM

World No. 90 Jim Herman readies for his third Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

The 39-year-old raised some eyebrows on debut in 2015, leading after 18 holes with 5-under 65, eventually T7 with rounds of 72-71-69. He missed the cut last year by five at 74-74=148. In his 106th career TOUR start, the University of Cincinnati product broke through 47 weeks ago with a one-shot win at the 2016 Shell Houston Open (as 54-hole co-leader). In 24 starts since, he's missed 12 cuts, including his last three, with one top-10 finish, 10th at the Sony Open four events ago.
Feb 22 - 1:56 PM

World No. 89 Jim Herman rallied for a 5-under-par 33-32=65 in today's final round of the Sony Open in Hawaii to conclude on 15-under 265, currently T9 on the leaderboard. UPDATE: With play completed, Herman finished in 10th place, 12 shy of champion Justin Thomas.

This was the 39-year-old's sixth appearance and first time finishing 72 holes. His previous best was T57 in 2011, when he opened in 69-69, but due to significant weather delays, only 56 players made the 36-hole cut. The Ohio native closed out the fall portion with a T13 at the RSM and arrived off a T12 last week on Maui in his SBS TOC debut. He opened with 66-67-67 to begin the final round on 10-under (T16). Herman was 2-over thru four holes with bogeys at Nos. 1 and 4, but played his final 14 holes in blemish-free 7-under, highlighted by a walk-off eagle at the par-5 18th from 28'5". If the top 10 holds, it'll be his first of the season in six starts and first since his breakthrough win at the Houston Open last April.
Jan 15 - 9:25 PM

Playing out of the final twosome with overnight leader Jimmy Walker, Jim Herman salvaged a 2-under-par 37-34=71 in the second round of the SBS Tournament of Champions to reach halftime on 8-under 138, down five places to T7, four back of 36-hole co-leaders Justin Thomas and Ryan Moore.

After opening his debut blemish-free, the 39-year-old squared three over his first nine holes in R2 against two birdies to turn 1-over, but came home in bogey-free 3-under. His dropped shots came on holes 1, 3 and 9, the first two were 3-jacks from 43 and 46 feet, respectively, and the latter was a failed scramble. The Ohio native circled holes 2, 5, 12, 15 and 16, converting the five on 16 greens in regulation for a dismal 1.938 putts per GIR. Two of those were two-putt birdies and one was nine inches at the par-4 16th, but he did drop a 10-footer at the 12th and added a 25-footer for birdie-2 at the second to scratch out a -0.421 in SG: Putting.
Jan 6 - 10:30 PM

Jim Herman coasted to a bogey-free, 6-under-par 32-35=67 during the opening round of the SBS Tournament of Champions, snagging the early clubhouse lead with play winding down for the day.

Making his tournament debut thanks to a win at last year's Shell Houston Open, the 40-year-old was dialed in from the start today. Herman birdied four of the opening seven holes, including a 33'5" birdie bomb at the par-3 second hole. The Cincinnati native gained 2.508 strokes approaching-the-green (16/18 GIR) and made more than his fair share of putts as well (+1.123 strokes gained putting). Making his 126th career start this week, he boasts just six previous top 10s on his resume, but perhaps he's just a late-bloomer.
Jan 5 - 8:41 PM

World No. 91 Jim Herman is exempt thru the 2017-18 season from his maiden win at the 2016 Shell Houston Open, where he was a 54-hole co-leader.

With a final-round 4-under 68 at the SHO, the Cincinnati native converted his first 54-hole lead/co-lead, besting runner-up Henrik Stenson by one, breaking through in his 106th career start. He was a pre-tourney 300/1 outright and earned the final invite to the 80th Masters, where he missed the cut by three on 9-over 75-78=153 in his debut. It's been a mixed bag for the 39-year-old since, missing eight cuts in 18 starts with no top 10s, but did post a T13 at the RSM in his most recent action on rounds of 69-66-66-69, the first time he's posted all four in the red since Houston. The Florida resident is one of 38 who qualified for the SBS Tournament of Champions, scheduled for Jan. 5-8.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 04:24:00 PM

Jim Herman orchestrated a 3-under-par 35-34=69 to kick off his week at the BMW Championship.

Herman arrived at Crooked Stick Golf Club ranked 41st in the FedExCup standings. Thanks to a 3 hour, 33 minute, rain delay he's finally closed out his first round (on Friday morning). Currently, he sits at T11 on the leaderboard, moving him up just one spot in the projected FEC standings. He'll need to keep rising up the leaderboard as the week progresses if he wants to punch his ticket to the TOUR Championship in two weeks. If the 38-year-old keeps gaining 1.29 strokes off-the-tee, per round, he has a good chance at keeping his name in the mix.
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 09:15:00 AM

Jim Herman penciled a 3-under-par 33-35=68 during round two of The Barclays and will enter the weekend on 3-under 139, currently T9 on the live leaderboard.

Herman landed just 11 greens but swallowed just one bogey on the day. That blemish came at his opening hole when he missed the green at the par-4 10th and couldn't splash in the 19'6" par-saving attempt. Through two days, Herman is not excelling in one particular area of his game, but using a balanced attack to keep Bethpage Black in check. Entering the week at 41st in FedExCup race, the 38-year-old is playing care-free as he attempts to play his way to East Lake for the first time in his career. Herman made his debut in the FedExCup Playoffs last year and made it to the second leg before getting eliminated.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 12:56:00 PM

Jim Herman heads to Akron, Ohio, for his first crack at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.

Herman earned his way into the field thanks to a victory at the Shell Houston Open in April. It'll be just his second start in a WGC event (T38, 2011 WGC-HSBC Champions). Herman may feel a little more comfortable in this one, though, as he grew up in Ohio and attended the University of Cincinnati. The Bearcat enters the week ranked 34th in strokes gained off-the-tee, which could pay dividends this week on a tough driving course. Gamers should not focus their attention on Herman this week, but he makes for an intriguing sleeper in deeper formats like DFS.
Wed, Jun 29, 2016 03:27:00 PM

Making his second career start at Colonial Country Club, Jim Herman rattled off a 3-under-par 33-34=67 to open his week at the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational.

Herman split nine (of 14) fairways but managed to land just 10 greens in regulation. His scrambling was on point, as he managed to square just one bogey on the round, missing a 12-foot par-saving attempt at the par-3 fourth hole. The highlight of the round came at the par-5 first hole when he splashed in from a greenside bunker to circle a birdie. Herman finished T33 in his DDI debut last year, and he's opened up four strokes better, this time around.
Thu, May 26, 2016 07:02:00 PM