Winless in his previous 105 starts, Jim Herman could not have chosen a better time to win his first career PGA Tour event. With the win, Herman gets to play in next week's first major, The Masters. Herman was able to win on Sunday by chipping in for birdie from just off the green for birdie. He made pars on 17 and 18. Henrik Stenson had a chance to tie on the 18th hole but his 18 foot birdie putt did not drop. After winning by one shot, Jim Herman was overcome with emotion realizing that he was going to be playing in the Masters this week and the PGA Championship in a few months.
Defending Masters champion Jordan Spieth also played in Houston as a final tune up for his green jacket defense. He made 4 straight birdies to open his round on Sunday, but cooled off to shoot a 70. He finished tied for 13th.
Dustin Johnson also played and finished 2 shots back of Herman. He did not win on Sunday but his game seems to be trending in the right direction.
The Masters kicks off this week from Augusta National Golf Club. On Wednesday, coverage of the Par 3 Contest kicks off at 3 PM on ESPN. Former competitors of the Masters play in a 9 hole tournament with some of the guys competing this week. It’s a cool event to supplement the major championship. The world’s best players tee off Thursday morning to start the years first major. Jordan Spieth will defend and compete against Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson, Adam Scott, and many of the world's greatest golfers.