Jim Herman Rides New Bettinardi Putter to Barbasol Championship Victory
Bettinardi PGA TOUR staffer Jim Herman rode his new Bettinardi DASS BB8 Mid putter winning Sunday at the Barbasol Championship, finishing 26-under par to take home the title. Following President Trumps advice, Herman, who last won on the PGA Tour in 2016 using a Bettinardi Inovai high-MOI mallet putter, changed to a traditional blade style head at the President’s suggestion following a recent round using President Trump’s Bettinardi putter. Following two fantastic opening rounds of 65, President Trump called Herman to motivate him and wish him luck going into the weekend.
Herman’s putter stayed hot on Saturday, finishing the third round with a bogey-free 62, giving him the solo lead going into Sunday. Following a 3 hour rain delay, Herman stayed motivated and kept his faith in his putting, finishing with a 2-under 70 to lift the trophy. Following the winning putt, Herman said “I just love my putter!” and kissed it in front of his family and a loud hometown crowd cheering him on.
Herman led the field in Strokes Gained Putting for the week with a -1.836 versus the field. Herman earned 300 FedEx Cup points, jumping 98 spots on the season long FedEx Cup Playoff Standings. With the win, Jim Herman earns full PGA TOUR exemption for two years through the 2020-2022 PGA season, and a spot in the 2020 Players Championship.