Lucas Herbert claims maiden PGA Tour win in Bermuda

In brutal conditions, Lucas Herbert has claimed his first PGA Tour victory in Bermuda, sewing up a spot in The Masters in the process.

Lucas Herbert has claimed his maiden PGA Tour victory at the Butterfield Bermuda Championship. Herbert’s one-stroke victory over Patrick Reed and Danny Lee came in brutal conditions which saw players bashed by strong winds and rain for most of the weekend.

Herbert’s victory means the Australian earns himself a spot in the field at The Masters next April, rises into the world’s top-50 players and can be assured of many more spots in upcoming events on the PGA Tour.

Herbert’s 2-under par closing round was solid in the difficult conditions and arrived at the closing hole with a one-stroke lead at 15-under par. A fast-finishing Patrick Reed who was already in the clubhouse at 14-under par, and playing partner Danny Lee who was also just a shot behind.

Herbert’s clutch pitch shot to a metre put the pressure on Lee who missed his birdie putt, handing the Aussie a career-defining victory.

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