Golfer credits Trump's advice for winning PGA event

Golfer credits Trump's advice for winning PGA event
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Jim Herman captured the PGA Tour's Barbasol Championship on Sunday, and he said the victory was due in part to valuable advice he received from President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump's newest Russia adviser, Andrew Peek, leaves post: report Hawley expects McConnell's final impeachment resolution to give White House defense ability to motion to dismiss Trump rips New York City sea wall: 'Costly, foolish' and 'environmentally unfriendly idea' MORE when the two used to play together.

Herman was Trump's regular golfing partner when he was employed as an assistant professional at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in New Jersey. The 41-year-old said over the weekend that Trump had once urged him to try a different grip on his putter after struggling on the greens.

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“He gave me a good talking-to and told me to use a different style if it’s not working,” Herman said Saturday after firing a 65 to climb to the top of the leaderboard at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Ky. “Some great advice, so I appreciate it.”

Herman hadn't won on the PGA tour in more than three years and was ranked 134th in the world before winning the Barbasol Championship on Sunday.

“I think I need to see him again soon,” Herman said of Trump after winning the tournament by shooting 26-under over four rounds. “He motivates me and puts me in a good spot.”

Trump often plays golf on the weekends at Trump National Golf Club in Potomac Falls, Va.