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Monday, August 17, 2020

The Limerick Summary: 2020 Wyndham Championship

Winner: Jim Herman

Around the wider world of golf: Jerry Kelly won the Bridgestone Senior PLAYERS, the only Champions Tour major to be played this year; Stephan Jaeger won the Albertsons Boise Open on the Korn Ferry Tour; Stacy Lewis won the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open on the LPGA/LET; Sarah White won the Founders Tribute on the Symetra Tour; Sam Horsfield won the Celtic Classic on the ET; and Tyler Strafaci beat Ollie Osborne 1up to win the US Amateur.

Jim Herman with Wyndham trophy

Home turf was good for one of my Twofer Tuesday picks this week. I had Webb Simpson (T3) and Paul Casey (T31). While Paul couldn't continue his great play from last week, Webb had his usual strong NC native showing.

  • Top10s: 16 for 40 (7 Top5, 9 other Top10s)
  • Winners: 1 for 20 events

But even home field advantage wasn't enough to overcome the oncoming storm that was Jim Herman. After nearly missing the cut on Friday -- he needed three birdies on the last four holes just to make the weekend -- all he did was shoot 61-63 to chase down Billy Horschel and take the Wyndham title for his third PGA Tour win. I think he made somewhere around 440 feet of putts at Sedgefield Country Club, which is nothing short of amazing.

Oh, and he sort of made the FedExCup Playoffs as well. Seems he went all the way from 192 in points up to 54 -- which, should he merely hang on to that position, would let him play in two of the three Playoff events.

Not bad at all for a player who has struggled this season.

This is the second year in a row Herman has won on Tour, and his third since winning back in 2017. Which means, unless memory fails me, that this is his third Limerick Summary as well. Great work, Jim!

He thought he’d be gone Friday night—
But instead, he jumped into the fight!
Shooting one-twenty-four
Shot him straight through the door
To a win and the Playoffs. Alright!

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1 comment:

  1. Min Ji Park successfully defended her title at the Dayouwinia MBN Ladies Open on the KLPGA despite a final round 66 from Jeong Eun Lee6, who briefly held the lead in the clubhouse. The tour now goes dark until mid September as four tournaments were canceled due to the sponsors getting cold feet as they deal with the economic fallout from COVID-19.
    That's the same reason why there's been a lack of events on the JLPGA since it restarted back in May, with this past weekend's NEC Karuizawa 72 Golf Tournament being only the 2nd one of the season. With superstar Hinaku Shibuno playing the Ladies Scottish Open on a sponsor exemption (where she missed the cut) ahead of her Women's Open defense and many of the top Korean stars on this tour still at home the field was wide open for Filipina-Japanese golfer Yuka Saso, a gold medalist at the 2018 Asian Games for the Philippines, to claim her maiden win as a professional.