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Jim Herman

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (38) / 11/5/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 170

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Jim Herman sleepwalked to a 6-over-par 38-40=78 in the second round of the 80th Masters and at 9-over 153, missed the cut by three strokes in his tournament debut.
The 38-year-old was the last man in via his breakthrough at last week's Shell Houston Open, was the first man off in yesterday's first round, and recorded the first birdie of the tournament with a chip-in at the par-4 first. He added circles at Nos. 2 and 13, but squared six for 3-over 75. The Cincinnati native chased with a birdie-less six-bogey 78 on Friday to trunk slam with 31 others. This was his fourth appearance in the majors -- the other three at the U.S. Open -- and first since T67 at the 2013 U.S. Open. His win at the SHO also gained him exemptions into this year's PGA Championship and the WGC-Bridgestone, where he'll be making his debut in both. Apr 9 - 6:46 AM

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Jim Herman sped through his debut at Augusta National Golf Club, posting a 3-over-par 37-38=75 to get the week started at the 80th Masters.

Last week's Shell Houston Open champion went out in the first pairing with Steven Bowditch and they completed their round in just over four hours. Herman opened strong with a chip-in birdie at the first and a tap-in birdie at the par-5 second hole, climbing out to an early lead. His round stalled out from there, adding six bogeys while adding just one more circle. Herman landed 10 greens in his round today and should be pleased with his debut at this iconic venue.
Apr 7 - 12:45 PM

Overnight co-leader Jim Herman, a pre-tourney 300/1 outright, twirled a 4-under-par 35-33=68 in today's final round of the Shell Houston Open to win his first PGA TOUR title in his 106th career start, fending off Henrik Stenson by one shot with a 72-hole aggregate of 15-under 273.

The 191st-ranked player in the world converted his first career 54-hole lead/co-lead and with the win, is the last invitee to the Masters, where he'll be making his debut. He began the finale co-leading with Jamie Lovemark on 11-under after opening his sixth SHO in 69-69-67. The 38-year-old began with a two-putt par before connecting from 8'8" on the par-4 second. He added a second birdie on the par-5 fourth before hitting his tee shot on the par-4 fifth OB leading to his (lone) bogey and reached the turn at 1-under and one back. The Cincinnati native circled a 13-footer on the par-4 11th, a two-putt '4' on the 13th and then with the shot of his life, pitched-in from the left rough, 39'9" from the hole for birdie-2 at 16 to push one ahead of Stenson. He two-putted the 17th for par, and then after a 10-minute wait, striped his drive on the 18th 316 yards into the fairway. It was the longest of the week on the par-4 finisher. One green and two putts later, he was a champion.
Apr 3 - 6:35 PM

Jim Herman smoothed a bogey-free 5-under-par 33-34=67 in the third round of the Shell Houston Open to post 11-under 205, up seven places on the live leaderboard to T1, and good for the 54-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: With play completed, Herman shares the 54-hole lead with Jamie Lovemark, one clear of three players.

The 38-year-old is making his sixth Shell visit with a best of T12 in 2014 -- his only cash inside the top 50 at the GC of Houston. Before he could get his third frame underway however, he first had to return early Saturday to complete four holes of his second round, which he played in three pars and in a sign of things to come, a walk-off 3 at the par-4 18th. The Cincinnati native and Florida resident began R3 in the fourth-to-last threesome after opening in twin 69s. He circled five on 15 greens in regulation and wrapped with an up-and-down par on the 18th to remain blemish-free. Herman's split included a 14-footer at the par-4 second and a long of 19'6" at the par-5 15th. He's winless on TOUR in 105 career starts with a best of T4 at the 2015 Zurich Classic.
Apr 2 - 5:39 PM

Jim Herman fashioned a 5-under-par 33-34=67 at Pebble Beach Golf Links to reach the midpoint of this week's AT&T Pro-Am at 7-under 136.

Herman managed the course well today, splitting 11 (of 14) fairways on his way to 12 greens in regulation. It wasn't all tee-to-green, as he gained 2.708 strokes with the flat stick, as well. Most notable was the 14'6" birdie blast on the par-4 11th hole. It was just one of his four putts rolled in from outside eight feet today. Herman climbed 29 spots on the day and will enter the weekend T10 and four shots off the co-leaders.
Feb 12 - 6:53 PM

Jim Herman takes his first crack at the Stadium Course at TPC Scottsdale in this week's Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Herman finally found his footing last year in his fourth season on TOUR, posting career marks in FedExCup points (74th) and earnings ($1.2M). He ranked second in greens in regulation and ninth in total driving but for the fourth straight season, he finished outside the top 110 in strokes gained: putting. The putting woes continue this season for the 38-year-old as he sits 202nd in SGP thru eight starts (seven made cuts). Herman's ball-striking remains strong (15th-ranked) but his scoring after the cut is lagging -- 50th-ranked in scoring average before the cut and 144th after.
Feb 3 - 12:59 PM

Jim Herman went 4-for-5 in the fall portion of the wraparound schedule with three top 25s, one going for a top 10.

The Ohio native and Florida resident made five starts in the fall and ranks 12th in total driving and 3rd in ball striking but 203rd in strokes gained: putting at -1.395. In his previous four seasons on TOUR, he's not ranked in the top 100 in that latter category, so it's easy to see where he's lacking. That said, he's put up seven top-30 finishes in his last 10 events, including T18-T17-T10 over his last three. The 38-year-old was T5 after 54 holes in his latest start at the RSM (66-69-67) but closed in 1-over 71, breaking a stretch of 11 straight red numbers.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 11:03:00 AM

Jim Herman twirled a 3-under-par 34-33=67 in the third round of The RSM Classic to post 10-under 202, six swings back of 54-hole leader Kevin Kisner and in a two-way tie for fifth.

Herman's personal best in 96 PGA TOUR starts is T4 at the Zurich Classic back in April. It was one of just five career top 10s, including a T10 three weeks ago at the CIMB Classic in Malaysia. Inclusive of last week's T17 at the OHL Classic, and his first three loops at The RSM Classic, it's apparent that he likes "classics" having now put 11 consecutive rounds in the sub-par category, 37-under-par during that span. The 38-year-old circled four on Saturday on 16 greens in regulation. Thru 54 holes, he's T1 in the field in GIR with 46/54 for an 85.19 percent clip. He's also T2 in driving accuracy (39/42) at 92.86 percent. Herman dropped his lone shot with a three-putt from 38'10" on the par-4 13th. He moved up four places on the leaderboard and will play in the penultimate threesome on Sunday.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 06:07:00 PM

Jim Herman backed up his opening 66 at The RSM Classic with a 1-under-par 35-34=69 at Sea Island Resort's Seaside Course in today's second round of The RSM Classic.

He's probably talking to himself a bit this afternoon as he missed only one fairway and four greens in regulation, yet converted only two birdies against one bogey. Both par breakers ranged 10-13 feet, so those weren't even gimmes. Through 36 holes, Herman has totaled 27 (of 28) fairways and 30 greens in regulation. He's 7-under 135 at the break, four strokes back of overnight leader Kevin Chappell.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 04:05:00 PM

Jim Herman chipped in for eagle from just off the green at the par-5 18th hole at Sea Island's Plantation Course to post 6-under-par 36-30=66 in his opening round of The RSM Classic and join clubhouse co-leaders David Hearn and Jeff Overton.

Herman arrived in solid form with a T10 in Malaysia and a T17 in México, so it's not surprising that he's making early noise in the Golden Isles. He piped all 14 fairways and missed only two greens in regulation en route to five birdies and the closing 3. The 38-year-old will slide over to the Seaside Course for Friday's second round.
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 02:00:00 PM

Jim Herman's 4-under-par 34-33=67 in today's second round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba included an ace at the par-3 15th hole.

Herman used a 7-iron on the 158-yard one-shotter to reach bogey-free 5-under on the round. He bogeyed the par-4 16th and closed par-par to post 6-under 136. That landed him at T10 when he signed his card. His 1 is the sixth on the PGA TOUR this season. Thomas Aiken opened his OHL Classic with an ace at the par-3 10th on Thursday. It's the first time since 1990 that a golfer's first shot of any tournament was a hole-in-one.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 11:46:00 AM

Jim Herman completed the 72 holes of the CIMB Classic in 17-under-par 70-66-68-67=271 and sits in a share of ninth place as the tournament nears its conclusion.

Herman is in his fifth season on the PGA TOUR, but it's his first exempt from the reshuffle. He opened 2015-16 with a solo 72nd at the Open, and then missed the cut in Vegas last week. While he coasted along in the first three rounds in Malaysia, he ran through the tape today with five birdies against no bogeys or worse. He should hold on for his best finish in his last 15 events. Overall, Herman sat inside the top 15 in fairways hit, greens in regulation and putts per GIR at last check, so it's hardly a surprise that he earned our attention.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 01:01:00 AM

In his fifth season on the PGA TOUR, Jim Herman is in Kuala Lumpur for his debut in the CIMB Classic.

Herman finished a career-best 74th in the FedExCup standings last season with eight top-25 finishes on 27 starts. Two went for top 10s, including a season-best T4 at the Zurich Classic in late April. He made his first appearance in the FEC Playoffs opening with T13 at The Barclays but chased with a missed cut at the Deutsche Bank and a second-round exit. The 37-year-old has made an inauspicious start to his fifth season on TOUR with a 72nd-place finish in the, closing in 5-over 77, and a MC by two at last week's Shriners on rounds of 70-72. He has played one prior no-cut event, posting a T38 at the 78-man WGC-HSBC Champions in 2011 when it was an unofficial money event on the PGA TOUR.
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 07:23:00 AM

Jim Herman readies for his course debut at this week's Deutsche Bank Championship.

Herman impressed in his FedExCup Playoffs debut last week, finishing the week with a T13. Now he makes the short trip to TPC Boston where loads of birdies will be on the agenda. Entering the week ranked 64th in the FedExCup standings, he is safe for now, but can't afford any missteps this week. With a strokes gained:tee-to-green rank of 53rd, Herman certainly has sleeper potential written all over him.
Thu, Sep 3, 2015 10:33:00 PM

In his fourth season on the PGA TOUR, Jim Herman makes his FedExCup Playoffs debut at The Barclays in Edison, New Jersey.

Herman was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and resides in Palm City, Florida, but his club affiliation is Trump National in Bedminster, New Jersey. While it's not the venue for this week's Playoffs opener, which is Plainfield Country Club, and never has been, it is noteworthy in a 120-man field that has only one New Jersey native in it (Morgan Hoffmann). Also noteworthy, of the 18 first-timers to make it to the postseason, Herman shares elder-statesman honors with 37-year-old Steve Wheatcroft. Herman ended the regular season 89th in the FedExCup standings, easily eclipsing his previous best of 139th in the standings in 2013. He made 17 of 25 cuts on the season, with seven top 25s, two for top 10s, including a season-best T4 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at the end of April.
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 12:32:00 PM