Fifty-four hole leader Jimmy Walker fired a bogey-free 3-under-par 34-33=67 in today's final round of the 98th PGA Championship to post 14-under 266, good for a one-shot triumph over defending champion Jason Day, and his first major title in his 18th career major championship start, winning as a pre-tourney 125/1 outright.
The 37-year-old, who led/co-led after each of the first three rounds, wins in his sixth PGA appearance, surpassing a previous-best T7 in 2014 (Valhalla GC). That T7 was also his previous-best finish in a major. The Boerne, Texas, resident claims his sixth TOUR title in his 258th career start, first since the 2015 Texas Open, which he also led after 54 holes. Walker had to play 36 holes on Sunday, beginning the finale on 11-under, one clear of Day. He striped a week-best 10 (of 14) fairways and 16 greens in regulation, carding nine straight pars before holing out from a greenside bunker at 10 for birdie-3. The Oklahoma native went back-to-back with a 30-footer on 11 and circled the par-5 17th from 8'5" before clinching with a two-putt par. Jul 31 - 7:43 PM