Tour rookie Lucas Herbert marks territory with breakthrough win

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Lucas Herbert broke through on the PGA Tour with his win at the Bermuda Championship. Photo: independent.co.uk
Lucas Herbert broke through on the PGA Tour with his win at the Bermuda Championship. Photo: independent.co.uk

Lucas Herbert picked up his first PGA Tour victory in his 20th start at the Butterfly Bermuda Championship.

The Tour rookie entered the final round trailing by four strokes; marked the third come-from-behind win at the event.

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The Australian becomes the fourth international winner on Tour in as many weeks.

 

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World No. 24 Patrick Reed finished T2 to record his seventh runner-up on Tour.

 

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Playing on a Minor Medical Extension, Danny Lee secured conditional PGA Tour status with a runner-up finish.

After holding the outright lead after the second and third rounds Taylor Pendrith shot 5-over 76 and finished T5.

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Three players finished T7 to become exempt for this week’s World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba: Davis Riley, Curtis Thompson and Vincent Whaley.

In the final start under his Major Medical Extension, Jim Knous earned enough FedExCup points to retain conditional Tour and full Korn Ferry Tour status.

 

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Herbert picked up his first Tour victory in his 20th start. His previous-best career finish was T18/2021 the Memorial Tournament.

At 25 years, 10 months, 26 days, he becomes the youngest winner of the Bermuda Championship.

Becomes the first player to pick up his first Tour victory at the Bermuda Championship and first first-time winner of the season.

He recorded the third come-from-behind win at the event. He entered the final round trailing Taylor Pendrith by four strokes and closed with a 2-under 69.

 

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The four stokes marks largest come-from-behind win of the season (previous: 3/Sungjae Im/Shriners Children’s Open).

Herbert collected 500 FedExCup points and moves to T5 with Rory Mcllroy in the FedExCup standings. Projected to move from No. 57 to within the top 45 in the Official World Golf Ranking.

The Australian becomes the first international winner of the Bermuda Championship.

Records the fourth win by an international player on Tour in as many weeks (Sungjae Im/Korea/Shriners Children’s Open, Rory McIlroy/Northern Ireland/THE CJ CUP, Hideki Matsuyama/Japan/ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP).

 

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With second European Tour title at the 2021 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open earlier this year, becomes the first Aussie since Adam Scott in 2008 (Qatar Masters, AT&T Byron Nelson) to win individual titles on both the European Tour and PGA Tour in the same year.

Earned Tour membership for this season via Korn Ferry Tour Finals, highlighted by a T4 finish at 2021 Albertsons Boise Open.

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