Herman adopted up his career-low spherical of 61 with one other glowing effort at Sedgefield Nation Membership, the place his 21-under par complete of 259 gave him a one-stroke conquer former FedEx Cup champion Billy Horschel.
The win within the closing regular-season occasion earlier than the US tour’s playoffs start additionally vaulted Herman from 192nd — exterior the playoff discipline — to 54th within the FedEx Cup standings.
That will get him into the 125-man Northern Belief at TPC Boston subsequent week with room to spare.
“Oh my gosh, clearly (I’m) ecstatic,” stated the 42-year-old Herman, his voice breaking. “It’s robust to place into phrases what this implies.”
Herman picked up the place he left off on Saturday with 29-foot birdie putt on the first, adopted by a tap-in birdie on the fourth and a 60-foot eagle putt on the fifth.
After his lone bogey on the sixth, he rolled in a 14-foot birdie on the 14th and a five-footer at 13. One other birdie on the par-five 15th moved him to 20-under.
However Horschel, who additionally eagled the fifth, rolled in his fifth birdie of the day on the 15th to achieve 21-under.
Herman seized the lead with a three-foot birdie on the 17th as Horschel bogeyed 16.
Horschel had birdie appears to be like of 12 and 9 ft on the final two holes however couldn’t get both putt to drop.
Herman added a 3rd title to these he gained on the 2016 Houston Open and 2019 Barbasol Championship.
However he actually didn’t see a victory coming after a tricky weekend on the PGA Championship at Harding Park final week — nor after he wanted to birdie three of his final 4 holes at Sedgefield on Friday simply to make the minimize.
“I got here right here with no expectations, just about,” stated Herman, who had missed the minimize in eight of his final 11 begins.
“After 4 holes I had missed each fairway,” he added, saying he advised his caddie it regarded like being a brief week.
“It simply reveals that in golf something is feasible,” Herman stated. “For those who get your angle proper and make just a few putts, something can occur.”
Horschel, who out-dueled Rory McIlroy to win the 2014 Tour Championship and declare that 12 months’s FedEx Cup title, was chasing a sixth profession crown.
“It’s just a little disappointing,” the 33-year-old stated. “I had two attractiveness on the final two holes — I believed I’d make considered one of them.”
In a single day chief Kim Si-woo of South Korea, who was looking for a 3rd tour title after he gained the 2016 Wyndham and the 2017 Gamers Championship, carded an excellent par 70 to share third on 262 with People Kevin Kisner, Webb Simpson and Doc Redman.
Kisner fired a 64, Simpson signed for a 65 and Redman posted a 68.