Jim Herman

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Jim Herman
Personal information
Full nameJames Robert Herman
Born (1977-11-05) November 5, 1977 (age 41)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Nationality United States
ResidencePalm City, Florida
ChildrenAbigail, Andrew
Turned professional2000
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
Former tour(s)Web.com Tour
Professional wins2
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour1
Web.com Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentCUT: 2016
U.S. OpenT47: 2010
The Open ChampionshipT43: 2016
PGA ChampionshipT44: 2017

James Robert Herman (born November 5, 1977) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour.

Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio,[1] Herman graduated from Our Lady of Victory grade school, and played golf at St. Xavier High School and graduated in 1996.[2] He played college golf at the University of Cincinnati,[1] and turned professional in 2000.[1]

Herman played on the mini-tour, Golden Bear Tour from 2001 to 2004.[1] He was then an assistant golf pro at several golf clubs before qualifying for the Nationwide Tour after finishing T74 at the 2007 PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament.[1] He played on the Nationwide Tour in 2008–10 and 2012,[1] winning once at the 2010 Moonah Classic in Australia.[3]

Herman was a PGA Tour rookie in 2011, after finishing 19th on the Nationwide Tour money list in 2010. He played in the U.S. Open in 2010 and finished 47th.

In 2011, he finished 178th in the FedEx points list and dropped back to the Nationwide Tour (renamed the Web.com Tour) for 2012.[4] In 2012, he finished 25th to earn a return to the PGA Tour for 2013.

In 2013 he finished 139th on the PGA Tour, but ranked 19th (excluding Top 25) in the Web.com Finals. Similarly in 2014, he finished 182nd on Tour but then ranked 7th in the Web.com Finals.

A final round of 65 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in 2015, moved him into a tie for fourth, a career best finish at the time. He finished 2015 in 74th place in the FedEx list, thus avoiding the Web.com Tour for the first time.

On April 3, 2016, Herman recorded his first PGA Tour victory, in his 106th start, at the Shell Houston Open. He shot a final round of 68 for a 15-under-par total to complete a one shot win over Henrik Stenson. After Stenson missed a putt to tie Herman, he successfully two putted the final green for the win and earned an invitation to the following week's Masters Tournament, an event he then played for his first time.[5] He also earned his first invitation to the PGA Championship as a Tour winner and the Open Championship as an alternate after Billy Hurley III withdrew.

Herman was an assistant professional at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey (which later hosted golf majors) and the course owner encouraged Herman to chase his dream of playing professionally.[6]

Professional wins (2)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
1 Apr 3, 2016 Shell Houston Open 69-69-67-68=273 −15 1 stroke Sweden Henrik Stenson

Nationwide Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
1 Feb 7, 2010 Moonah Classic 62-70-75-70=277 −11 Playoff United States Chris Kirk

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open T47 CUT T67 CUT
The Open Championship T43
PGA Championship CUT T44
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied for place

Results in World Golf Championships[edit]

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Cadillac Championship
Dell Match Play
Bridgestone Invitational T27
HSBC Champions T38
  Did not play

"T" = tied

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Jim Herman – Profile". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 4, 2016.
  2. ^ "Hall of Fame". St. Xavier High School. Retrieved February 10, 2010.
  3. ^ "Herman birdies first playoff hole for win". ESPN. Associated Press. February 7, 2010.
  4. ^ "Jim Herman – Career". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 4, 2016.
  5. ^ "Jim Herman gets into Masters with Houston Open win". ESPN. April 4, 2016.
  6. ^ Cannizzaro, Mark (April 5, 2016). "Jim Herman's dream PGA run made possible by Donald Trump". New York Post.

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