Jim Herman shocked the PGA Tour world on Sunday by winning the Wyndham Championship.
“It’s out of the blue, I’ll definitely tell you that,” said Herman after the round.
Prior to Sunday, Herman’s best finish all season was a tie for 27th at the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
He missed there of four cuts since the restart and was the only player that Brooks Koepka beat at the PGA Championship.
“You hate those stats. Everybody, we all read what is written about us. It gets to us. Yeah, you don’t like that you were the high man on Sunday at a major. It was pretty depressing. I played terribly,” he added.
This win gets Herman into the FedEx Cup playoffs at number 54 in points and is assured a spot this week in Boston and most likely at the BMW Championship.
Herman now has three career PGA Tour wins.
Through two rounds of the Wyndham, nobody was talking about Herman. Most barely knew who he was.
However, on Saturday he fired a 61 to get himself into contention.
Then on Sunday, he posted a 63 to hold off a red hot Billy Horschel by one shot.
Overall, Herman played his final 36 holes at 16 under par.