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Jimmy Walker

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

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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

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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).
Source: PGATOUR.com
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

Past champ Jimmy Walker fired a 9-under-par 29-34=63 in the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am for a 54-hole aggregate of 9-under 206, up 65 places on the live leaderboard to T10.

Walker carded seven 3's on an inward 29, including eagle-3's on both of the par 5s, and nearly holing-out from 120 yards on the par-4 ninth (his last hole) for a third eagle, tapping in from a mere two inches. He began his third frame with his lone bogey at the par-4 10th before bouncing back with birdies at 13, 14 and 16 (chip-in) to turn 2-under. The 2014 AT&T champ began his run from 15'8" for eagle at the par-5 second and chased with back-to-back circles on three and four before dropping his second eagle from 17'7" at the par-5 sixth. His 63 is low lap of the tourney thus far on Pebble Beach GL and a personal best in 32 career rounds at the AT&T -- in relation to par. The 37-year-old also shot 63 (8-under) at Monterey Peninsula CC in R3 of the 2011 edition. Seven of his par breakers came on just 12 greens in regulation for a sterling 1.417 putts per GIR.
Feb 13 - 5:17 PM

Jimmy Walker settled for a 5-over-par 37-40=77 in the two-day final round of the Farmers Insurance Open to post 3-under 285, three swings back of champion Brandt Snedeker and into a two-way T4.

When play resumed on Monday, Walker had eight holes remaining and was one clear of 72-hole clubhouse leader Snedeker and K.J. Choi, whom he was grouped with in the final threesome. He played those final eight, beginning at the par-3 11th, in birdie-less 4-over. The 37-year-old began his final frame on Sunday in a two-way T3 (69-71-68), one adrift of 54-hole co-leaders Scott Brown and Choi. That final threesome, originally scheduled for 8:50 a.m. local, never got going as the first (of three) weather delays came at 8:46 a.m. Walker eventually got 10 holes in prior to the third and final stoppage, but couldn't keep his mid-round lead. In total, he circled just one birdie against six bogeys in the finale and settles for his fourth top 10 at the Farmers in his last five visits.
Feb 1 - 5:48 PM

Jimmy Walker smoothed a 4-under-par 34-34=68 in the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open to post 8-under 208, good for the 54-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: With play completed Walker is in a two-way T3, one back of 54-hole co-leaders Scott Brown and K.J. Choi and will play in the final threesome on Sunday.

After opening in 69 (South Course) and 71 (North), Walker circled six on Moving Day at Torrey Pines against two bogeys. He found the fairway a dismal three (of 14) times, but mustered 11 greens in regulation and a sparkling 1.545 putts per GIR. The 37-year-old, who went 5-for-7 in scrambling, kicked off his loop with a 61'5" bomb at the par-4 fifth and chased with a two-putt birdie at the par-5 sixth. He erased bogey-5 at seven with a five-footer at the par-5 ninth to turn 2-under. The five-time TOUR winner squared his second (and last) with a failed up-and-down at 12 before playing his final six holes in blemish-free 3-under, circling birdie at 13 and back-to-back 12-footers at the 17th and 18th. For the day, he went 17-for-17 on putts inside of 15 feet.
Jan 30 - 5:17 PM

Two-time defending champ Jimmy Walker wrapped his 10th visit to the Sony Open in Hawaii with a final-round 4-under-par 36-30=66 to post 12-under 268, currently T8 on the leaderboard and up 23 spots on the day.

The 37-year-old put four more rounds in the 60s this week at Waialae CC and now boasts 17 straight red numbers over the par-70 layout. Unlike the last two years however, where he went low with a 62 and a pair of 63s, Walker struggled just to make the cut (on the number), opening in 69-68. After circling just three birdies over his first 36 holes, the five-time PGA TOUR winner bumped that total to six in round three, and seven today. He played well enough tee-to-green, currently 14th in the field in SGTTG with a cumulative 6.366 mark, but at last check, was 55th in strokes gained: putting and T69 in putts per GIR. Walker is not in the published field next week at the CareerBuilder Challenge in California.
Jan 17 - 8:16 PM