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Jim Herman

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

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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

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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

Jim Herman heads to TPC Sawgrass this week for his debut at THE PLAYERS.

The Palm City resident will be three hours from home this week as he makes his tournament debut. While the tournament will be new, the area is not. Herman spent years on the Golden Bear Tour which plays in the West Palm Beach area. More importantly, Herman broke through on the PGA TOUR just six weeks ago with his victory at the Shell Houston Open. Since then, he's had a bit of a winner's hangover, finishing outside the top 50 in three straight, missing the cut in two of them. Herman's experience with Florida golf is great to boost his sleeper status, but he's still a risky fantasy option in all formats.
Wed, May 11, 2016 09:24:00 PM

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.
Sat, Apr 9, 2016 06:46:00 AM

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.
Thu, Apr 7, 2016 12:45:00 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.
Sun, Apr 3, 2016 06:35:00 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.
Sat, Apr 2, 2016 05:39:00 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.
Fri, Feb 12, 2016 06:53:00 PM