Herman wins Wyndham Championship for third PGA Tour success

By Sports Desk August 16, 2020

Jim Herman secured his third PGA Tour victory with a one-stroke win at the Wyndham Championship on Sunday.

The American produced a brilliant seven-under 63 in the final round at the Sedgefield Country Club in North Carolina.

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.

Kevin Kisner (64), Webb Simpson (65), Doc Redman (68) and Kim Si-woo (70) are tied for third at 18 under.

Patrick Reed, the 2018 Masters champion, fired a 64 to be among a group tied for ninth.

After making the cut, three-time major winner Jordan Spieth battled on the weekend, a one-over 71 in the final round seeing him finish back at two under and in a share of 72nd place.

Meanwhile, C.T. Pan produced one of the shots of the final round with a hole-in-one at the 16th hole.

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