Jim Herman wins Wyndham Championship, earns FedEx Cup playoff berth
Jim Herman secured his third career PGA Tour victory — and a berth in the PGA Tour 2020 FedEx Cup playoffs — with a one-stroke win at the Wyndham Championship on Sunday.
The American produced a brilliant 7-under 63 in the final round at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. Herman finished at 21 under after weekend scores of 61 and 63, ending up a shot clear of Billy Horschel (65).
His weekend score of 124 tied the lowest closing 36-hole total by a winner.
The 42-year-old’s triumph was his first of 2020, adding to his 2016 Houston Open success and last year’s victory at the Barbasol Championship.
The Wyndham was the final tournament before the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup playoffs. The top 125 players in the FedEx Cup standings after Sunday advanced to the first playoff tournament, the Northern Trust at TPC Boston, which will begin Thursday. Herman’s win pushed him up from 192nd in the ranking to 54th.
“Yeah, the FedExCup was definitely off the radar,” Herman said of his thoughts entering the weekend (per PGATour.com).
Tiger Woods qualified 49th despite playing in just five tournaments this season. He won in Japan last October.
Sporting News’ Tom Gatto contributed to this report.
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