SOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda – 25-year-old Aussie Lucas Herbert overcame all that mother nature and the field could throw at him to fire a final round 69 Sunday to capture the Bermuda Championship by a stroke over Patrick Reed and Danny Lee. High winds and consistent rain hampered players throughout the week and most of the final round at Port Royal Golf Club.
Herbert finished at 15 under par – 269 total for the championship, reflected after his first career PGA Tour win, “It was pretty tough out there. It was a day where even par would be a good score,” Herbert said. “I felt like I grinded really hard out there. You hit really good putts and couldn’t get rewarded. You had to stay tough and stay patient and they finally came for me.” Herbert rolled in a 30-foot birdie putt at the 14th to take the lead and closed with four straight pars to hold off his challengers. “I just enjoyed the struggle out there,” Herbert said. “There were times I was sitting out there behind an umbrella and I was loving it.”
Patrick Rodgers finished fourth two shots back at 13 under par. 54-hole leader Taylor Pendrith and Scott Stallings, who shot 62, tied for fifth at 12 under par.
“The next 12 months are going to be really cool,” said Herbert. “Definitely gets me into the Masters and Kapalua (Sentry Tournament of Champions Jan. 6-9). It’s going to be lots of fun. I think the next few days we’ll sit back and think and celebrate.” Herbert entered the week ranked 57th in the Official World Golf Rankings.