Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Jim Herman overcame a four-stroke deficit to win the Wyndham Championship on Sunday for his third PGA Tour title and a spot in the FedEx Cup playoffs.
Herman shot a 7-under 63 in the final round at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., to earn a one-shot win over Billy Horschel. He moved ahead of Horschel with a birdie on the 71st hole.
Herman, 42, finished the tournament at 21-under 259. Horschel -- who closed with a 65 -- had a chance to tie on the 72nd hole, but his 8-foot birdie putt hooked to the left of the cup.
With his victory Sunday, Herman jumped from 192nd to 54th in the FedEx Cup standings. He raised a trophy for the second consecutive season and third time since 2017.
Herman credited his recent success to President Donald Trump, who has a close friendship with the golfer.
"Maybe I've got another omen," Herman said of Trump. "Whenever I play with him, I usually have some good finishes. Last two wins I had played with him either the week or two weeks before. Maybe three weeks is still within the reach of his, I guess, little bit of good luck for me."
Si Woo Kim, who led after Saturday's third round, shot a 70 to tie for third at 18-under par with Kevin Kisner (64), Webb Simpson (65) and Doc Redman (68). Harold Varner III and Zach Johnson were a shot back of that group and tied for seventh at 17-under 263.