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Australian Lucas Herbert Seals Life-Changing Bermuda Championship Win

Australian Lucas Herbert seals a life-changing Bermuda Championship win as he takes advantage of the depleted field to hold off Patrick Reed and claim a $ 1 million prize pool

  • Australian Lucas Herbert secured a life-changing victory in Bermuda on Sunday
  • The victory secured him an invitation to the Masters and the PGA Championship.
  • He held off a challenge from former Masters winner Patrick Reed to come first


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A PGA Tour event like no other ended last night with a life-changing victory for brave Australian Lucas Herbert, who held off Patrick Reed to add the Bermuda Championship to his triumph at the Irish Open in July.

Fancy playing on an island paradise with a top prize of over $ 1 million, an invitation to the Masters and PGA Championship for the winner, not to mention a three-year waiver to play on the richest circuit in golf?

Many of the tour’s pampered dogs turned it down, citing all the inconvenience with travel abroad due to Covid, actually ending up with a field to six players short of the expected number of 132.

Lucas Herbert added to his triumph at the Irish Open with victory at the Bermuda Championship

Lucas Herbert added to his triumph at the Irish Open with victory at the Bermuda Championship

As you can imagine, there were a lot of virtual strangers who couldn’t get to Bermuda fast enough.

It turned into a fascinating tournament in which a chorus of characters, all possessing exotic catalogs full of work and work, got a glimpse of the promised land.

Among them was Englishman David Skinns, who won a PGA Tour card for the first time at the age of 39. This was his third event of this 2021-22 season and he was enjoying the thin air of the top 10 on Saturday before being blown away like so many on Sunday amid gusts of 30 mph and squalls. A 75 meant the Lincoln native settled for tying for 34th.

There was Taylor Pendrith from Canada, married two weeks ago and here on her honeymoon. With two holes to play, imagine what must have crossed his mind as he kept within a shot of the leader. But a seven on the 17 took away all of the winner’s perks plus about $ 340,000 in prizes, to underscore an age-old maxim: never play golf on your honeymoon.

A better result worried official Jim Knous, who was playing on a medical exemption and needed a top 67 finish to earn a season-long card. The 31-year-old Colorado birdie last to do so.

Former Masters Champion Patrick Reed provided stiff competition to the Australian

Former Masters Champion Patrick Reed provided stiff competition to the Australian

Former Masters Champion Patrick Reed provided stiff competition to the Australian

So for the thrilling finale when former Masters champion Reed shot a 65 to post a challenging 14-under mark.

Herbert, worthy of a winner in Ireland, reveled in the grim conditions. The intrepid 25-year-old, who could well become the next Australian to win a major, birdie 15 to take the lead and clinched victory with a good recovery from a bunker next to the green to save par at the treacherous 16.

“From wondering which events I could play in next year to being able to pick and choose, wow, this means it all,” Herbert said appreciatively.

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