Herbert earns Masters berth with first PGA Tour title at Bermuda Championship

By Sports Desk October 31, 2021

Lucas Herbert will play Augusta for the first time after earning an automatic 2022 Masters berth on the back of his maiden PGA Tour title at the Bermuda Championship.

Herbert broke through for his first PGA crown thanks to Sunday's one-stroke victory ahead of 2018 Masters champion Patrick Reed (65), who was the highest-ranked player in the field, and Danny Lee (71).

A first-time winner in his 20th start, Herbert started the final round four shots off the pace before surging to the top of the summit with a two-under-par 69 at Port Royal Golf Course.

Herbert mixed four birdies with two bogeys as overnight leader Taylor Pendrith capitulated following his five-over-par 76 as the PGA rookie finished tied for fifth.

"I mean, it's pretty unbelievable," said Herbert, who became the 10th PGA player to win on Halloween and first since 2004 at 15 under overall. 

"It definitely gets me into the Masters? OK. I mean, the next 12 months are going to be really cool. I've never played Augusta, so being able to play the Masters is going to be pretty cool.

"I don't even want to try to put expectations on anything right now."

Herbert added: "I think the next few days we'll sit back and think and celebrate and then, yeah, reset some plans going forward as to what our goals are going to be and how we want to play in some of these awesome tournaments that we're going to get into.

"Getting to play in – we just talked about Kapalua, getting to play in a few of these events that I've watched growing up on TV, it's just going to be a cool experience.

"No matter how I play, it's just going to be phenomenal to play in those tournaments. It's going to be lots of fun."

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