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Jimmy Walker

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (38) / 1/16/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 180

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Jimmy Walker smoothed a 3-under-par 35-34=69 during round two of the Valero Texas Open, staking out a spot inside the top 10 on 5-under 139.
The Texan who announced he's been battling Lyme disease is showing no signs of fatigue so far at TPC San Antonio. Today he opened on the back nine and carded three of his four birdie before the turn. That included the highlight of the round, a hole out from the greenside bunker for birdie at the par-4 11th. Walker coasted home with one birdie and eight pars on his inward nine. The 2015 Valero champ is very comfortable here at the Oaks Course and should be one to watch over the weekend. On the live leaderboard he ranks 19th in strokes gained tee-to-green and T36 in strokes gained putting for the week. Apr 21 - 1:54 PM

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Jimmy Walker announced he's been dealing with Lyme disease since last November, but still plans to give it a go at this week's Valero Texas Open.

Walker previously come out before the Masters to declare he was fighting mononucleosis but he's since been diagnosed with Lyme disease instead. Like mono, Lyme disease causes extreme fatigue and in today's press conference, Walker compared it to having the flu constantly. The Texan has been wrestling with this since Thanksgiving, so this is nothing new, except now he can develop a plan of attack in order to fight the disease. Despite the illness, Walker posted a T18 at the 81st Masters just two weeks ago. The 2015 Valero champ is playing in a home game this week, but the illness does make him a medium-risk option for gamers this week.
Apr 19 - 4:02 PM

Jimmy Walker is dealing with mononucleosis ahead of the 81st Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia.

Last year's PGA Championship winner has been dealing with fatigue since Thanksgiving. AP's Doug Ferguson reported on it with Walker stating, "I've just felt so bad all year. I've had glucose testing, Lyme disease testing and we finally got it figured out." It's nice to have a reasoning for his spotty play this season, but it doesn't make his outlook this week look any better. After the Masters, we have the Texas two-step on tap (RBC Heritage and Valero Texas Open). The Texan likely won't be resting anytime soon, making him a risky option for gamers moving forward.
Apr 5 - 2:53 PM

World No. 24 Jimmy Walker ballooned to a 7-over-par 39-40=79 in the third round of the Shell Houston Open and at 4-over 220, will not have a Sunday tee time, missing the secondary cut of 3-over 219 by one shot.

A total of 81 players made the 36-hole cut (even-par 142) so a second cut of low 70 and ties took place after 54 holes. Walker opened with 69-72, T26, and plummeted 46 spots on the leaderboard to the early exit. On eight (of 14) fairways and nine greens in regulation, he scribbled down just five pars, outbalancing four birdies with seven bogeys and two double bogey-6s. The Oklahoma native was one of 29 players at the SHO who were already in the Masters, 11 of which departed after 36 holes with MC's. Joining him on the bench for Sunday: 220- Jamie Lovemark; Derek Fathauer; Ricky Barnes; Brendon de Jonge; Scott Brown; Jason Kokrak ... 221- Seung-Yul Noh; Cameron Tringale ... 222- Wesley McClain ...223- Richy Werenski.
Apr 1 - 7:25 PM

Jimmy Walker heads home to Texas in preparation of this week's World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play, hosted at Austin Country Club.

The Baylor product arrives with a less-than-stellar track record in the head-to-head department. His career singles record is 3-8-0 which includes a 2-6-0 record at this event. Walker is a streaky player that is tough to beat when his flat stick gets rolling. On the bright side, the Texan will be teeing it up in his home state this week, which may provide a bit of comfort as he takes on Dustin Johnson, Martin Kaymer, and Webb Simpson. Walker is 0-1-0 against DJ and 0-1-0 against Webb Simpson at this event.
Mar 21 - 9:04 PM

Overnight co-leader and World No. 21 Jimmy Walker ballooned to a 3-over-par 36-38=74 in today's second round of the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship to drop 30 spots on the live leaderboard to T31 on 1-under 141.

The 38-year-old wasn't able to replicate his first-round showing, squaring five bogeys and a triple bogey-7 versus three birdies and an eagle. He striped 10 (of 14) fairways and landed 10 greens in regulation, but lost 2.451 strokes off-the-tee and 3.177 tee-to-green. The Baylor product circled birdie-3s at Nos. 1, 4 (from 30'10") and 9, and brushed in an 8-footer for eagle-3 at 15, but swallowed five bogeys and the triple at the par-4 eighth after taking five to get on the surface.
Mar 3 - 6:31 PM

Jimmy Walker raced out of the gates at the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship, firing a 4-under-par 33-34=67 in round one to grab a share of the early clubhouse lead with play still in progress.

Playing in his 13th career WGC event, Walker wasted no time getting into the mix this week. He opened on the back nine and picked off birdies at the par-5 15th (tap-in) and par-3 17th (10'1") before making the turn. That opened the flood gates, as he birdied four of the first six holes on his homeward nine. Walker closed with bogeys at 7 and 8 to leave a sour taste in his mouth, but should be rather pleased with his overall performance on day one. His main tool today was properly gauging the altitude and dialing in his distances, gaining 2.619 strokes approaching-the-green.
Mar 2 - 5:29 PM

World No. 22 Jimmy Walker birdied five of his final six holes en route to a 5-under-par 34-31=65 in the third round of The Honda Classic and a 54-hole total of 6-under 204, up 40 spots to T8 with play still in progress.

The Baylor product has cashed six times in eight previous appearances with a best of T31 in 2006 -- across the street at CC at Mirasol (Sunset). His best at PGA National's Champion Course is T38 in 2008 (67-75-70-72). Combined, this was the 38-year-old's 31st career round and eclipses a previous-best 66 (x2). He made the cut (by one) with laps of 70-69 and was sleepwalking on even-par in R3 thru 12 holes, exchanging birdie at the par-5 third with bogey-5 at 11, before the torrid finish. The Texas resident kicked off the run with a 12-footer for birdie at the par-4 13th and backed it up with a 24-footer from the fringe for birdie-3 at 14. He ended with a three-birdie train, tallying 1.714 putts per GIR and 28 putts total.
Feb 25 - 2:36 PM

Two-time champ Jimmy Walker pieced together a 3-under-par 33-34=67 in today's second round of the Sony Open in Hawaii but at 2-under 71-67=138, missed the cut by one stroke.

A total of 82 players from a field of 142 pros and two amateurs made the cut of 3-under 137 so a second cut of low 70 and ties will take place after 54 holes. As for Walker, the back-to-back winner in 2014 and 2015 (the latter by nine shots), he arrived a bit under-the-weather and never fully recovered from four straight bogeys and five in his first six holes to begin the tourney. Thru 36 complete, the 37-year-old ranked 141st in driving accuracy at 32.14 percent (9/28) and 125th in SG: Putting (-2.675). Other early departures include: 138- Harris English; 2002 champ Jerry Kelly; Smylie Kaufman; Jason Dufner; Patrick Rodgers; Harold Varner III ... 139- Brandt Snedeker; Cody Gribble ... 140- Paul Casey; 2006 champ David Toms ... 141- Chris Kirk; Keegan Bradley; Ryan Palmer.
Jan 13 - 11:18 PM

Two-time champ Jimmy Walker returns to Waialae Country Club for his 11th appearance at this week's Sony Open in Hawaii.

Walker's results at the Sony Open are much like his career, late-blooming. The Texan posted a 3-for-6 record in his first six visits but is 4-for-4 since, including back-to-back wins in 2014 and 2015. On three occasions he's found himself T4 or better after 54 holes here. That is similar to last week when he found himself T3 thru 54 at the SBS Tournament of Champions before fading on Sunday to finish T9 on Sunday. Despite the disappointing finish, there was a lot of good for Walker to takeaway from last week's performance at Kapalua. Gamers should consider him in all formats this week.
Jan 10 - 9:12 PM

World No. 21 and first-round leader Jimmy Walker salvaged an even-par 38-35=73 in today's final round of the SBS Tournament of Champions to finish up his fourth appearance on 14-under 278, down six spots into a three-way T9, eight shy of overnight leader and champion Justin Thomas.

The 37-year-old, a playoff loser here in 2015, began the final round in a three-way T3 on 14-under, four back. Playing out of the penultimate twosome, he found a week-low 10 (of 15) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, losing strokes in all categories, lowlighted by a -1.826 SG: Tee-to-Green. The Texan was 3-over thru eight holes, bogeying the second, seventh (3-putt from 23'2") and eighth, before getting on the board with a 5-footer for birdie-4 at the ninth. He exchanged birdie at the par-4 12th with bogey-6 at 15, but climbed back inside the top 10 with a birdie-birdie finish from 11'11" and 16'4", respectively. This is his first top 10 of the season in three events, with a previous best of T77 (tied last) at the no-cut WGC-HSBC.
Jan 8 - 9:30 PM

First-round leader Jimmy Walker carded a 3-under-par 34-36=70 in the third round of the SBS Tournament of Champions to reach 14-under 205, four in arrears to 54-hole leader Justin Thomas who shot 67.

The 37-year-old began the third round in a two-way T3, one back of Thomas and Ryan Moore, and remained T3 but fell three swings further back. He circled five birdies versus two bogeys on 11 (of 15) fairways and 16 greens in regulation, posting a -0.456 SG: Putting and a pedestrian 1.813 putts per GIR. The Boerne, Texas, resident squared the eighth and 14th on failed scrambles and circled holes 1, 5, 9, 13 and 15, including a 17'6" roll at the par-4 13th and a 26-footer at the par-4 first. He had a golden chance to circle the difficult par-4 17th, but missed from 5'9". The first two of Walker's six TOUR wins were come-from-behind and the last four have been as a 54-hole leader.
Jan 7 - 9:45 PM

Overnight leader Jimmy Walker settled for a 3-under-par 34-36=70 during the second round of the SBS Tournament of Champions, dropping two spots on the leaderboard as he heads into the weekend on 11-under 135.

Walker started the day with a two-shot cushion but The Plantation Course at Kapalua does not allow you to sit back and relax with a lead. After R1 where he found 17 GIR, he landed three fewer greens today and his putter disappeared for most of the round, as well. The Texan missed four putts from inside 10 feet, losing 0.305 strokes putting on the day. Regardless of the minor setback, Walker is still positioned nicely, just one stroke off the co-leaders after two days of action. Over the weekend Walker will be in search of his seventh career PGA TOUR victory, with two already coming in the state of Hawaii at the Sony Open.
Jan 6 - 10:21 PM

Jimmy Walker was nearly flawless en route to a bogey-free, 8-under-par 31-34=65 in round one of the SBS Tournament of Champions, staking his claim of the clubhouse lead.

The Texan was dialed in with his irons and wedges today, missing just one green in regulation (coming late in the round at the par-4 17th). Looking at that slightly different, he gained 2.854 strokes approaching-the-green. Remarkably, he gained even more with the flat stick (+3.484 strokes putting). Notable par-breaking putts included 17'10" and 38'4" splashes at the par-4 fourth and par-5 fifth holes, respectively. Equally impressive was a crucial 17'4" par-saver at the par-4 17th to keep his blemish-free round intact. Walker continues to feast in the state of Hawaii (two wins at the Sony Open and two previous top 10s here at Kapalua) and there is no indications of him slowing down.
Jan 5 - 9:37 PM

Jimmy Walker returns to one of his favorites states, Hawaii, as he readies for this week's SBS Tournament of Champions.

Walker has 23 career top 5s and four of them have come in Hawaii, including a solo second-place finish at this very event just two years ago. That year he was T3 or better after all four rounds. The Texan has proven time and again that he excels in windy, coastal conditions. The late-bloomer has found his way to Maui four straight years now, earning his spot this year with a massive win at the PGA Championship. Walker finished T21 in his Kapalua debut (2014) but has returned with a couple of top 10s since then. Gamers should have Walker firmly on their radars this week.
Jan 2 - 8:35 AM