Jim Herman credits Donald Trump's PUTTING ADVICE for PGA Tour win

Jim Herman won the Barbasol Championship on Sunday, and instantly credited United States President Trump.

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Tue, 23 Jul 2019


Jim Herman won his second career PGA Tour title at the Barbasol Championship - just hours after Shane Lowry won The Open on Sunday evening - and then paid immediate tribute to the United States President Donald Trump for his latest victory.


The way Herman sees it, whenever he plays golf with Mr Trump, he wins. 

Two weeks before his maiden tour win in the Shell Houston Open in 2016, Herman, 41, a former assistant professional at Trump National Golf club in Bedminster, played golf with Trump.

Two weeks ago, Herman again played golf with Trump again, and this time around the President offered him some putting advice. Yes, the US President offered a PGA Tour professional some putting advice. 

“I think I need to see him again here sometime soon,” said Herman, who held on for a one-stroke victory over compatriot Kelly Kraft.

“The weekend prior, playing golf with the president, he motivates me. He puts me in a good spot. I don’t know what it is about him, but he gets me going in the right direction in golf. I took his advice and put a new putter in play and couldn’t have putted any better this week."

Straight after the round, Herman - who had missed 16 of his last 19 cuts prior to his victory on Sunday night - opted for a conventional putting grip and putter head. It quickly paid dividends. 

“Got some advice from someone that is pretty high up and he gave me a good talking to and told me to use a different style if it's not working,” said Herman, who now has a two-year exemption on the PGA Tour.

“Last couple of years have been a little lean. A lot of missed cuts. Never lost hope. Great week. I always wanted to win a second one. I didn’t want to have just Houston. And here we are.”


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