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Bendigo professional golfer Lucas Herbert is leaving for the PGA Tour this week. Herbert will compete in the Butterfield Bermuda Championship at the legendary Port Royal Golf Course. The event marks the 25-year-old’s third competition of the 2021-22 PGA Tour season and will be looking for a strong finish after missing the cut in the first two opening tournaments – Fortinet Championship and Sanderson Farms Championship. After a few weeks off the road, Herbert will be prepared for a strong performance this week in hopes of taking home a portion of the A $ 8.6 million prize pool. The field includes several top players, including defending champion Brian Gay, who won the tournament last year by 15 under par. Also in the race are top pick Matthew Fitzpatrick, Jason Dufner, Thomas Detry, Kurt Kitayama, Guido Migliozzi and Christiaan Bezuidenhout. Herbert’s compatriots Brett Drewitt, Greg Chalmers, John Senden and Cameron Percy are among the submissions. RELATED: Neangar Park golfer scores first hole-in-on Herbert tees in round one on Friday morning at 3:10 a.m. AEDT alongside Mito Pereira and Brandon Wu. The par 71 layout designed by Robert Trent Jones is considered to be one of the best public courses in the world. Port Royal has undulating fairways lined with water, bunkers and greens where a three-putt is common. Located on the Atlantic Ocean, the wind becomes an important factor for the players, especially on the most famous hole on the course. The par-three 16th offers a hard tee shot over a cliff that requires extreme accuracy as anything going to the left is for the water. Herbert is currently at number 57 in the official golf world rankings and will try to get below the 50th place in order to secure a place in the Masters 2022 at Augusta National. He will also secure a place in the 2022 Open Championship with a top finish in the Race to Dubai of the European Tour – he is currently in 20th place after winning the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open earlier this year. In other golf news, Herbert’s home club in Bendigo, Neangar Park, has just been announced as the regional venue for one of the state’s most famous amateur events. Neangar Park will host the Golf Australia 2022 Vic Four-Ball Championship on Sunday January 23rd. A total of 21 events will take place across the state, with the winning group from each reaching the championship finals in March. Qualifying events are held in 4BBB format. Golf competitions are back in the Victoria area. If you would like your results to be published by the Bendigo Advertiser, please email them to anthony.pinda@bendigoadvertiser.com.au Our journalists work hard to deliver local, breaking news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:

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October 27, 2021 – 11:15 a.m.

ON TOUR: Bendigo professional golfer Lucas Herbert will be trying to recover from a slow start to the 2021-22 season in Bermuda this week.

Bendigo professional golfer Lucas Herbert is leaving for the PGA Tour this week.

Herbert will compete in the Butterfield Bermuda Championship at the legendary Port Royal Golf Course.

The event marks the 25-year-old’s third competition of the 2021-22 PGA Tour season and will be looking for a strong finish after missing the cut in the first two opening tournaments – Fortinet Championship and Sanderson Farms Championship.

After a few weeks off the road, Herbert will be prepared for a strong performance this week in hopes of taking home a portion of the A $ 8.6 million prize pool.

The field includes several top players, including defending champion Brian Gay, who won the tournament last year by 15 under par.

Also in the race are top pick Matthew Fitzpatrick, Jason Dufner, Thomas Detry, Kurt Kitayama, Guido Migliozzi and Christiaan Bezuidenhout.

Herbert’s compatriots Brett Drewitt, Greg Chalmers, John Senden and Cameron Percy are among the submissions.

Herbert will serve on Friday morning at 3:10 a.m. AEDT in round one with Mito Pereira and Brandon Wu.

The par 71 layout designed by Robert Trent Jones is considered to be one of the best public courses in the world.

Port Royal has undulating fairways lined with water, bunkers and greens where a three-putt is common.

Located on the Atlantic Ocean, the wind becomes an important factor for players, especially on the most famous hole on the course.

The par-three 16th offers a hard tee shot over a cliff that requires extreme accuracy as anything going to the left is for the water.

Herbert is currently at number 57 in the official golf world rankings and will try to get below the 50th place in order to secure a place in the Masters 2022 at Augusta National.

He will also secure a place in the 2022 Open Championship with a top finish in the Race to Dubai of the European Tour – he is currently in 20th place after winning the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open earlier this year.

In other golf news, Herbert’s home club in Bendigo, Neangar Park, has just been announced as the regional venue for one of the state’s most famous amateur events.

Neangar Park will host the Golf Australia 2022 Vic Four-Ball Championship on January 23rd.

A total of 21 events will take place across the state, with the winning group from each reaching the championship finals in March.

Qualifying events are held in 4BBB format.

Golf competitions are back in the Victoria area. If you would like your results to be published by the Bendigo Advertiser, please email them to anthony.pinda@bendigoadvertiser.com.au

Our journalists work hard to bring local, breaking news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:

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