Weekly Recap: Herbert Wins Again

Weekly Recap: Herbert Wins Again

This article is part of our Weekly Recap series.

Somebody had to win the Butterfield Bermuda Championship, right?

In one of the weakest fields you'll ever see on the PGA Tour, some unknown golfer could've caught lightning in a bottle for four days and had his life change forever. But no. Instead, a blossoming star came away with the victory.

Lucas Herbert, a young Aussie ranked a respectable 57th in the world, withstood windy and rainy conditions more befitting of Carnoustie than an island paradise to notch his third worldwide win this year by one stroke over Patrick Reed and Danny Lee.

Herbert was the fourth-highest-ranked golfer in the field behind Reed, Matt Fitzpatrick and Christiaan Bezuidenhout, though he was not among the top 25 guys in DraftKings contests, checking in at $7,700. Call it international bias, especially after Herbert missed his first two cuts as a Tour member following qualifying via the Korn Ferry playoffs.

Wins are wins, wins are hard, though we cannot stress enough that everything written in this edition of this article comes with a big fat enormous asterisk because this was not a normal week on the PGA Tour. It's hard to gauge how anyone played when the competition was weaker than it will be at any other time this season.

Herbert still beat 125+ other guys, almost any of whom are good enough to string together four great rounds at least once in their lives.

Besides, the Aussie had been showing definitive signs of emerging on the world stage. He

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Len Hochberg
Len Hochberg has covered golf for RotoWire since 2013. A veteran sports journalist, he was an editor and reporter at The Washington Post for many years. He was named 2020 "DFS Writer of the Year" by the FSWA and was nominated for the same award in 2019.
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