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Jimmy Walker

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (37) / 1/16/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 180

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Jimmy Walker bombarded Baltusrol Golf Club's Lower Course with a 5-under-par 33-32=65 during the opening round of the PGA Championship, giving him early possession of the lead as the morning wave finishes up on Thursday.
Walker split just half of the possible 14 fairways, but managed the course nicely to swallow just one bogey. He opened on the back nine and kicked off his scoring with a 10'2" birdie roll at the par-4 13th hole. Before making the turn, he added three more circles, most notably a 14'9" splash on the par-3 16th. Walker swallowed his lone bogey on his inward nine but offset that with two more birdies and an impressive par save from 13'11" at the par-4 third. The Texan entered with just a 2-for-5 record at the PGA Championship with a T21 and T7 being the highlights. It's only 18 holes, but he's on his way to adding a third top 25 to his PGA resume. Jul 28 - 1:06 PM

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Jimmy Walker stalled out to a 3-over-par 36-37=73 in today's second round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational to post even-par 140, down eight places to T10.

The 37-year-old found just ONE (of 14) fairways and thru 36 holes is currently last (58th) in driving accuracy at 14.29 percent (4/28). He mustered only seven greens in regulation, contributing to -1.877 in SG: Tee-to-Green, but for a second straight lap, salvaged his round with 1.296 in SG: Around-the-Green and 1.066 in SG: Putting. The Texas resident birdied the par-5 second from 33 inches, and chipped-in from 20'6" away at the 17th for birdie-3, but overshadowed them with bogeys at Nos. 3, 5 and 16 (failed scrambles) and a double bogey-6 at the 11th after taking five shots to reach the surface.
Jul 1 - 6:30 PM

Jimmy Walker wielded a hot putter en route to a 3-under-par 33-34=67 during round one of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.

The Texan hit just three fairways today and landed right around the field average with 10 greens in regulation. His real weapon was the flat stick as he bombed in three putts from outside 12 feet. The longest was a 37'7" birdie at the par-4 first hole. He walked off the course gaining 3.485 strokes putting. It's not unusual for Walked to catch fire with the putter, but he'll surely need to tidy up his tee-to-green play if he wants to stick around near the top as the week progresses.
Jun 30 - 3:35 PM

Jimmy Walker is in Irving, Texas, for this week's AT&T Byron Nelson and checks-in at 53rd in the FedExCup standings.

Last year at TPC Four Seasons, the transplanted Texan was among a trio of co-leaders thru 36 holes, including the eventual champ Steven Bowditch, and was T2 after 54. He closed with 4-under 66 but Bowditch shot 64 to beat him and two others by four. It's Walker's lone top 10 and second top 25 in 10 appearances (T23/2009). He's enters the week off missed cuts at THE PLAYERS (by seven strokes), and while defending at Valero (by eight). It's the first time the 37-year-old has missed consecutive cuts since August of 2013, 66 starts ago.
May 18 - 9:44 PM

Defending champ Jimmy Walker labored to a 5-over-par 39-38=77 in the second round of the Valero Texas Open and with a 36-hole hole total of 8-over 152, missed the cut by eight shots.

In total, 80 players made the 36-hole cut of even-par 144 so a second cut of low 70 and ties will come after 54 holes. Walker was a no show this week in his second title defense of the season (Sony Open), totaling 35.71 percent in driving accuracy (10/28), 47.22 percent in greens in regulation (17/36), and -6.507 strokes gained: tee-to-green. He mustered but three birdies against seven bogeys and two doubles, including a double bogey-7 on his final hole (18th). Joining Walker on the pine for the remainder include: 145- Jason Kokrak; Brooks Koepka; Ernie Els ... 146- John Senden; Si Woo Kim; Will MacKenzie; Russell Henley; Hunter Mahan ... 147- Chez Reavie; 2012 champ Ben Curtis; Thongchai Jaidee; Bryson DeChambeau ... 148- Phil Mickelson ... 150- Patrick Rodgers ... 151- Troy Merritt.
Apr 23 - 10:09 AM

Jimmy Walker prepares for his 11th playing of the Valero Texas Open but first as defending champion, and enters the week 34th in the FedExCup standings.

The Boerne, Texas, resident is typically higher up the FEC food chain early in the season but has posted six top 25s in 11 events, three for top 10s. Apparently that, coupled with his four-stroke win here last year -- and seven straight in the red at TPC San Antonio -- has him 16/1 outright, currently the odds-favorite for a second time this year. The previous was at the Sony Open in mid-Jan., where incidentally, he was not only the defending champ, he was the two-time defending champ, so he can repeat. Walker departed the Sony without a three-peat but at a respectable T13, though never in contention. The 37-year-old was No. 13 in the Official World Golf Ranking entering last year's VTO, but he's down to No. 26. One area he's not digressed however, is par-5 scoring, where he's T4 on TOUR at 4.49. Walker led the Valero field in par-5 scoring last year en route to his fifth TOUR title, playing the par 5s in bogey-free 12-under (12 birdies, four pars).
Apr 20 - 1:11 AM

Jimmy Walker improved to 1-1-0 on the week following a 4-and-3 landslide over Robert Streb in the second round of the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play.

Walker let an early lead slip away in the opening-round loss to Kiradech Aphibarnrat. Today, he birdied two of his first six holes to grab a three-hole lead with 12 to play. His 15'9" birdie roll on the par-4 fifth hole was most notable. Walked added two more birdies along the way to keep Streb at a good distance. Group 8 is now all square with everyone entering round three at 1-1-0. Walker will face Dustin Johnson in his final group-stage match while Robert Streb will take on Kiradech Aphibarnrat.
Mar 24 - 4:06 PM

Jimmy Walker turns his attention toward Austin Country Club for this week's World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play.

Walker arrives as one of the few golfers with history at Austin CC, playing some junior golf events here, way back in the day. That should not be a leading factor for picking the Texan this week, but can be used in case of a tiebreaker. Unfortunately, his match-play record doesn't exactly leap off the page. He's 1-4 at this event. Having some local knowledge could be the edge he needs as he faces Dustin Johnson, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, and Robert Streb in group play.
Mar 22 - 8:20 AM

Jimmy Walker twirled a 6-under-par 34-32=66 on day four of the WGC-Cadillac Championship to wrap his third appearance at 8-under 280, up 11 places on the live leaderboard to solo sixth and good for the 72-hole clubhouse lead.

After opening in 69-72-73, Walker began his final frame on 2-under (T17), a distant 10 in arrears to 54-hole leader Rory McIlroy, but just two off the overnight top 10. He found eight (of 14) fairways and peppered 14 greens in regulation, registering a tidy 1.500 putts per GIR and at last glance, 3.456 in strokes gained: putting. The 37-year-old, T2 after 36 holes last week at PGA National before a 9-over 79 in R3, birdied both par 5s on his first half to turn 2-under and circled another 4 on the card at the 12th. He squared his lone bogey with a failed scramble at 14 before ripping-off a birdie-birdie-eagle run on 15-17, highlighted by a hole-out 2 from 83 yards at the par-4 17th. Walker rolled-in a 7'1" one-putt par on the 18th to wrap with 26 putts in the finale and post the low 18 in the clubhouse.
Mar 6 - 4:33 PM

Jimmy Walker signed for an even-par 38-34=72 after today's second round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship for a two-day total of 3-under 141, down three spots on the live leaderboard to T11.

Walker played out of the final twosome last Saturday at the Honda but finished off with 79-72, dropping from solo second to T43. He rebounded with 69 on day one at Trump National Doral and opened birdie-birdie in round two (off No. 10 tee) to turn 2-under. The 37-year-old played his inward half in 2-over however, erasing birdie at the par-5 eighth with bogey-4 at four and double on the par-4 seventh (watered his approach). Two of his circles were from inside three feet with a long of 14'4" at the par-5 10th and came on only 10 greens in regulation. Walker landed eight (of 14) fairways for a second straight day and totaled just 26 putts.
Mar 4 - 4:31 PM

Jimmy Walker opened his week with a 3-under-par 34-35=69 on Trump National Doral’s Blue Monster Course at this week's WGC-Cadillac Championship.

Making his third straight WGC-Cadillac appearance, Walker landed 13 greens in regulation in today's navigation. The flat stick remained relatively quiet throughout the day, but it did spike up to splash a 23'1" birdie on the par-4 16th hole. Today's round goes in the books as Walker's fourth under-par round here at Trump National Doral’s Blue Monster. With the field average hovering right around par on the day, the Texan is off to a great start through 18 holes.
Mar 3 - 5:28 PM

Jimmy Walker cratered to a 9-over-par 39-40=79 in today's third round of The Honda Classic to post 2-over 212, down 30 places on the leaderboard, 11 adrift of 54-hole co-leaders Sergio Garcia and Adam Scott.

Walker opened his last Honda in 2012 with a pair of 67s to sit T5 after 36 holes. He eventually finished T67 after 73 and 11-over 81. Walker began this year's edition in 67-66 for solo second, one shy of 36-hole leader Rickie Fowler. He birdied both par 5s, the third and 18th holes, and in-between, swallowed five bogeys and three doubles. The 37-year-old was in the final twosome with Fowler and actually led by one with birdie at the par-5 third coupled with Fowler's bogey. He then played his next six holes in 5-over. During this run, he missed par putts of 5'6" and 4'6", missed a birdie putt on the seventh from 4'7", and then three-putted the ninth (from 16'3") for double bogey-6. It didn't get any better -- finding water on 11 for double bogey-6; three-putting 12 for bogey-5; missed bogey putt on 15 (from 29 inches) and bogeyed the 17th (failed sand save). Walker birdied the 18th from 5'0" to finish at -5.097 in strokes gained: putting.
Feb 27 - 7:01 PM

Jimmy Walker tore apart PGA National's Champion Course on the way to a 4-under-par 33-33=66 to reach the 36-hole mark of the Honda Classic at 7-under 133, one stroke shy on Rickie Fowler's lead.

Walker put on a ball-striking clinic today as he missed six (of 14) fairways but still managed to land 15 greens in regulation. The Texan didn't waste those GIRs, as he splashed in five putts from outside nine feet today. Most notable were the back-to-back rolls to finish the round, first from 25'7" for birdie on the par-3 17th and then walking off the course with a 40'8" eagle-bomb on the par-5 18th hole. Walker is making his first start here since 2012, but he's certainly up to the task through two rounds.
Feb 26 - 12:57 PM

Jimmy Walker kicked off the Honda Classic in strong fashion, signing for a 3-under-par 34-33=67, sitting two strokes behind the current leader, Sergio Garcia.

The Texan resident blocked out the wind on his way to 11 greens in regulation, despite hitting just eight (of 14) fairways. His flat stick was equally impressive, splashing home a 21'6" birdie bomb on the par-4 14th and then saving par on the par-5 18th hole with a 16'8" roll. Walker is making his first start here since 2012, but is well on his way to contention.
Feb 25 - 6:02 PM

Jimmy Walker settled for an even-par 35-36=71 in the second round of the Northern Trust Open and with a two-day total of 1-over 143, missed the cut by one stroke.

A total of 76 pros and one amateur made the 36-hole cut of even-par 142. Walker had just made back-to-back birdies on Nos. 16 and 17 and after missing the green on the par-4 18th, needed an up-and-down par to make the weekend. Instead, the 37-year-old took two pitch shots from 80'6" pin-high in the right rough to reach the surface, which made his one-putt from 6'3" for bogey moot. Joining Walker on the pine: 143- Danny Lee; Robert Streb; Freddie Jacobson; Keegan Bradley; Bill Haas; Matt Jones ... 144- Graham DeLaet ... 145- Chris Kirk ... 146- Sergio Garcia; 2x champ Fred Couples; Patrick Rodgers; Bernd Wiesberger ... 147- 2013 champ John Merrick; World No. 1 Jordan Spieth; defending champ James Hahn; Vaughn Taylor ... 148- Kevin Na; Tony Finau; Hiroshi Iwata ... 152- J.J. Spaun.
Feb 19 - 9:24 PM