Lucas Herbert cashed the biggest cheque of his career after winning the Bermuda Championship, securing his first victory on the US PGA Tour.

Lucas Herbert has braved intense rain and wind to collect his first US PGA Tour title at the Bermuda Championship.

The 25-year-old Victorian took out the winner’s prize of $US1,170,000 ($A1,557,895), which is the biggest payday of a career which already includes victories at this year’s Irish Open and the 2020 Dubai Dessert Classic — both of which were on the European Tour.

More importantly, Herbert secures a debut at the Masters at Augusta National next year and a two-year exemption on the US PGA Tour, while he also moves to No.43 in the world rankings.

He also gains entry into the PGA Tour’s top events, including the Players Championship, Arnold Palmer Invitational, Genesis Invitational, the Memorial Tournament and Sentry Tournament of Champions on Maui’s famous Kapalua Plantation course.

“The next 12 months are going to be really cool,” Herbert said.

“I’ve never played Augusta, so being able to play the Masters is going to be pretty cool.

“We just talked about Kapalua. Getting to play in a few of these events that I’ve watched growing up on TV, it’s just going to be a cool experience.

“No matter how I play, it’s just going to be phenomenal to play in those tournaments. It’s going to be lots of fun.

“The next few days we’ll sit back and think and celebrate and reset some plans going forward as to what our goals are going to be and how we want to play in some of these awesome tournaments that we’re going to get into.”

Herbert closed with a final-round two-under-par 69 in Bermuda to overturn a four-shot deficit and fend off American Patrick Reed by one shot.

Herbert’s win comes only four months after the Irish Open triumph and his second place finish at the Scottish Open where he enjoyed his first stint in the world’s top 50.

Herbert mixed four birdies with two bogeys on Sunday to post a 15-under 72-hole total as unheralded Canadian third-round leader Taylor Pendrith crashed with a horror five-over 76.

Reed reeled off four birdies in the last six holes in a six-under 65 to share second spot with New Zealand’s Danny Lee, who couldn’t manage better than even par in his final round.

Herbert only graduated from the Korn Ferry Tour in August and his win comes in just his 20th start on the PGA Tour.

The boy from Bendigo missed a four-footer for birdie on the last but it didn’t matter as he secured a one-shot win.

“I love playing when it’s really hard,” Herbert told Golf Channel immediately after finishing up. “I think it makes you be that little bit better and it eliminates the guys who maybe aren’t as good who are hitting shots that don’t get affected by wind or rain as much. I just enjoyed the struggle out there today. There were times where we were nearly sitting on the ground behind an umbrella — and just embracing that was so much fun.”

Patrick Reed enjoyed a six-under 65 that left him as leader in the clubhouse at 14 under. He said he could use his imagination on a day that “you could pretty much throw out the yardage book.”

Of the other Australians in the field who made the cut, Brett Drewitt finished tied 39th at four under and John Senden tied 67th at three over.

Win: Lucas Herbert, -15, $US1,170,000

T-2: Patrick Reed, -14, $578,500

T-2: Danny Lee, -14, $578,500

4: Patrick Rodgers, -13, $318,500

T-5: Taylor Pendrith, 272/-12, $251,062.50

T-5: Scott Stallings, 272/-12, $251,062.50

T-7: Peter Malnati, 273/-11, $190,775

T-7: Davis Riley, 273/-11, $190,775

T-7: J.J. Spaun, 273/-11, $190,775

T-7: Curtis Thompson, 273/-11, $190,775

T-7: Vincent Whaley, 273/-11, $190,775