First Appearance Qualifying win: Shell Houston Open
The journey to Kapalua and the Sentry Tournament of Champions was not an easy one for journeyman Jim Herman. The 38-year-old American failed to keep his PGA TOUR card in 2011, 2013 and 2014 and became overwhelmed with doubt following the 2013-14 season.
Despite being a collegiate All-American at the University of Cincinnati, Herman’s road to the PGA TOUR was filled with setbacks that he overcame with perseverance.
It was that journey that made Herman break down when he closed out his final-round 68 for a one-shot win over Henrik Stenson at the Shell Houston Open, qualifying him for the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
“It's a whirlwind. This is crazy. So, I've dreamt of this for a long time and now it's here. So I'm going to enjoy it.”