Lucas Herbert secures first PGA Tour title with victory at Bermuda Championship
Australian golfer Lucas Herbert won the battle against the unfavourable weather conditions at the Port Royal Golf Course to clinch his first-ever PGA Tour victory on Sunday.
Herbert produced 2-under 69 in the final round to beat Danny Lee (71) and Patrick Reed (65) by a single shot.
The 25-year-old Herbert, who won the Irish Open earlier this year, had a steady campaign throughout in which he shot 1-under 70 in the first round, followed by back-to-back 6-under 65s and then with a decent 2-under 69, he locked his maiden PGA Tour title at the Bermuda Championship.
The young Australian smashed 19 birdies, one eagle against six bogeys to end his magnificent four days campaign at a total of 15-under 269.
Taylor Pendrith, the overnight leader by three strokes, had a disastrous final round of 5-under 76 to finish at the tied-fifth position with an overall score of 12-under 272.
Even after hitting three straight bogeys on the 6th, 7th and 8th holes, he was still very much in the hunt, but that double bogey he shot on the 17th dented his chances.
World No.22 Patrick Reed impressed the most on the final day and made a big jump from overnight 17th to finish tied-second at the PGA Tour $6,500,000 prize money event.
Danny Lee of New Zealand, who posted a terrific 6-under 65 in the third round, was unable to make an impression on the final day, finishing tied for second with a 1-under 70.
America's Patrick Rodgers, who shot 1-under 70 in the final round finished at the solo-fourth position. While, the pack of five golfers including, the veteran Brain Gay, ended their run at tied-7th place.
Lucas Herbert climbed into the world top 50 for the first time; and also became the first Australian since Adam Scott in 2008 to win individual titles on both the European Tour and the PGA Tour in the same year, despite stiff competition and windy conditions at the Port Royal Golf Course.