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Jim Herman

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (40) / 11/5/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 170

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Jim Herman will be out of action for at least a few months after undergoing toe surgery on March 6th.
Since the start of 2018, Herman posted finishes of MC-MC-MC-MC before a mid-tournament WD at the Genesis Open. He cited a foot injury as the culprit and followed up on that with his fans via social media. Today on Twitter he shared the following, "I will (literally) have my feet up for a few more months. Surgery on my toes went well yesterday. Now need to get the plantar fasciitis better." Herman currently ranks 202nd in the FedExCup standings and he won't have much time to make up ground upon return (if he returns this season). In the end, this will likely lead to a medical extension at year's end. Season-long gamers can safely cut ties if they are able to make mid-season transactions. Mar 7 - 3:50 PM

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Jim Herman cited a foot injury after withdrawing from this week's Genesis Open. He completed his opening round at 6-over 77.

Herman arrived on the heels of four straight missed cuts, so we can't rule out this being a nagging injury that has plagued him for some time. In 155 career starts, this is just his second mid-tournament WD. The first came at the OHL Classic in November of 2013 when his wife went into labor. There is no word on the severity of this foot injury but gamers should take a wait-and-see approach before re-investing in the 40-year-old.
Feb 15 - 5:29 PM

World No. 204 Jim Herman readies for his seventh AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and arrives off a missed cut by five at the Farmers two weeks ago (73-75).

The 40-year-old has MC'd his last three starts, four of his last five, and is 3-for-7 on the season with a best of T54 at The RSM Classic back in November. He's 3-for-6 at Pebble Beach with one top 25, a T17 two tries ago in 2016, and missed the cut last year by five (75-74-71). The Ohio native has eight career top 10s in 153 career events, most recently a T3 at the 2017 Valspar 22 starts ago.
Feb 7 - 4:24 PM

Thanks to some pre-tournament withdraws, Jim Herman will take a crack at the inaugural CJ CUP at NINE BRIDGES, played this week on Jeju Island, South Korea.

Herman made it to the second leg of the FedExCup Playoffs last year and started the new season with a T61 at last week's CIMB Classic. He started this week as an alternate but remained in Asia and cracked the field thanks to some field changes that took place since last week. Herman is searching for some form as he's posted eight straight finishes outside the top 30. During that time he has positioned himself inside the top 10 after R1 on two occasions, so it wouldn't be shocking to see him jump out to a fast start this week at Nine Bridges. Herman remains steady from tee-to-green but his short game is always the wildcard.
Wed, Oct 18, 2017 09:56:00 AM

Two late bogeys cost Jim Herman an early clubhouse lead as he posted a round one 2-under-par 33-36=69 at Quail Hollow Club in the 2017 PGA Championship.

The 39-year-old was smoothing his way to the clubhouse until that late double slip, yet he’ll lunch in fine style having hit the scorer's hut T5 on the live leaderboard. Early on he was in fine form with his approach play, converting birdies from 6’2" at 1, 14’10" at 5, 6’0" at 11 and 5’8" at 15. The latter was on a par-5 and came from a successful up-and-down, but he failed to do the same at either 17 or 18 on the way to bogeying both. He found 12 of 14 fairways and 14 of 18 greens in regulation as he gained 4.607 strokes tee to green. It is only the second time in six opening laps at the Charlotte, North Carolina venue that he had gone sub-70.
Thu, Aug 10, 2017 01:55:00 PM

Jim Herman had his eyes on the first-round lead before a late blemish forced him to settle for a 6-under-par 31-35=66, still keeping him inside the top 10 on the live leaderboard.

Herman sat through a 1 hour, 55 minute, delay during his round today, but it didn't slow him down. He landed 14 greens in regulation and kept things stress-free on the greens, needing just one putt converted from outside eight feet today. The highlight on approach came at the par-4 sixth hole where he stuck his 167-yard approach to just 18 inches for a tap-in birdie. Herman stepped on the par-5 18th tee box with a share of the lead but then proceeded to rinse his approach shot, leading to a bogey finish. Herman is still in great position heading into round two just one off the early pace.
Thu, Jul 27, 2017 08:32:00 PM

World No. 82 Jim Herman spun a bogey-free 5-under-par 34-33=67 in the third round of the Memorial Tournament to post 5-under 211, up 30 spots to T10 with play still in progress. UPDATE: With play completed, Herman is T14 and had the only bogey-free round of the day.

We're well into the third round of play in Dublin, Ohio, and the Cincinnati native's lap is the only blemish-free thus far and just the fifth of the week. This is his third appearance, missing the cut last year (by one) and posting a T40 in 2015 (70-72-68-76). The 39-year-old checked in at 61st in the FedExCup standings and off a T35 three weeks ago at THE PLAYERS. After opening in 70-74, he found nine (of 14) fairways and pelted 16 greens in regulation, gaining 3.154 strokes tee-to-green. Herman circled Nos. 5, 8, 12, 14 and 15, two from between 12 and 16 feet and a long of 21'7" at the par-3 eighth, recording 1.688 putts per GIR and 1.769 SG: Putting.
Sat, Jun 3, 2017 03:02:00 PM

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.
Sat, Apr 22, 2017 05:12:00 PM

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.
Tue, Mar 28, 2017 09:08:00 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.
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 07:23:00 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.
Sat, Mar 11, 2017 06:14:00 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.
Fri, Mar 10, 2017 05:07:00 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.
Thu, Mar 9, 2017 01:20:00 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.
Wed, Feb 22, 2017 01:56:00 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.
Sun, Jan 15, 2017 09:25:00 PM