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

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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

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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

Jimmy Walker returns to the scene of the crime at this week's Sony Open in Hawaii, where he won last year's edition by a tournament-record nine shots and birdied four of his last five in 2014 to clip 54-hole leader Chris Kirk by one.

The last to string together three straight was Steve Stricker at the John Deere Classic in 2009-2011, so the two-time defending champ can enter some rare air. He arrived at last year's playing off a P2 at the Hyundai TOC, and enters this week after an indifferent T10 at the same winners-only event. Save for a 9-under 64 in R3 last week, Walker posted 70-71-72 in his other loops and was never in contention, entering the final round 10 adrift of would-be-champ Jordan Spieth. For the week, he made just one of 37 putts from outside of 10 feet. The 36-year-old has put 13 straight rounds in the sub-par category at Waialae CC, including a career-tying-low 62 in R3 last year, and closed his last two wins on Oahu with 7-under 63s. He celebrates his 37th birthday this Saturday.
Jan 13 - 8:31 AM

After shooting 9-under 64 in the third round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, Jimmy Walker stumbled to a final-round 1-under-par 35-37=72 in Sunday's finale.

A playoff loser on Maui a year ago, Walker chased a week later with his fourth career victory on TOUR at the Sony Open, winning in Honolulu for a second straight year. He'll head to Waialae CC on the heels of an uneven finish at the Hyundai, which saw him post rounds of 70-71-64-72. The torrid pace he set with Saturday's round saw him leap to T6 to open his final frame, but his five-birdie against four-bogey effort on Sunday saw him drop four places into a five-way T10. The 36-year-old hit the same amount of greens as yesterday with 15, but unlike yesterday, where he made just about everything he looked at en route to 1.467 putts per GIR, today's loop saw him miss three birdies from inside six feet and a 1.800 mark.
Jan 11 - 12:52 AM

Jimmy Walker "settled" for a bogey-free 9-under-par 30-34=64 on day three of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions to post 14-under 205, up 14 places on the leaderboard with play still in progress.

Walker was 9-under on his loop today thru 14 holes with two par 5s still remaining but couldn't improve on his number concluding with four straight pars. He began Saturday's play in a two-way T18 on 5-under after opening in 70-71. The 36-year-old hit 11 (of 15) fairways and 15 greens in regulation converting on eight for a stellar 1.467 putts per GIR. Walker, who defends next week at the Sony for a second consecutive year, circled four straight on Nos. 3-6, including a chip-in at the fourth, and added three straight on Nos. 8-10. His 64 shares low loop of the week thus far (Jordan Spieth/R2) and is a personal best on Maui in 11 career rounds.
Jan 9 - 6:53 PM

Jimmy Walker cracks the 32-man field at this week's Hyundai Tournament of Champions via wins in 2015 at the Sony Open in Hawaii and the Valero Texas Open.

Walker defends at next week's Sony in Honolulu -- where he won by nine shots -- and also prevailed by four at the wind-swept VTO in San Antonio, residing in the greater metropolitan area. This is his third straight appearance on Maui finishing T21/2014 (of 30 players) and P2 last year to Patrick Reed at 21-under 271 after co-leading on 17-under thru 54 holes (67-68-67-69). Walker is the only January birthday in this year's field, turning 37 on the 16th, and he's one of nine returning players from last season's 34-man edition. In his latest action, he went T8 four weeks ago at the unofficial 18-man Hero World Challenge.
Jan 3 - 6:56 PM

Jimmy Walker tacked on a 2-under-par 34-35=69 in the third round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open to put 11-under 202 on the board, two swings back of 54-hole leader Morgan Hoffmann.

Unfortunately, Walker's first bogey on the back nine this week came at the par-4 last after missing the green in regulation, one of five missed greens on the round. He came to the 18th with a share of the lead at 12-under, after circling five on the card versus two bogeys. His split included three conversions from inside of four feet, a 17-footer at the par-4 first, and a 27-footer at the par-3 fifth. The 36-year-old, who has three consecutive top-15 finishes here in Vegas, including last season's T4, began the day in a five-way tie for fifth at 9-under and one adrift. With play winding down, he's currently T3 on the leaderboard, up a mere two spots, but in prime position to add his sixth title in his 239th career start. Winless in his first 187 starts on TOUR, Walker has netted five victories over the last two seasons in his last 51 events.
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 08:09:00 PM

Jimmy Walker followed his opening 66 at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open with a 4-under-par 35-32=67 in today's second round and posted 9-under 133 at the halfway point, one shot back of the 36-hole clubhouse co-leaders.

Sparked by a conversion from 35'3" for birdie at the par-4 second hole, Walker went on to find four more to hide a three-putt bogey at the par-4 sixth. Overall, he hit 15 greens in regulation. He's miss 16 (of 28) fairways thus far, but at last check, both of his strokes-gained clips sat just north of 3.440. While he arrived in Vegas with relatively disappointing form, Walker has eaten up the fall events since the introduction of the wraparound season in 2013-14. In fact, he's in the books as the first-ever winner when he broke through at the 2013 Open.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 08:32:00 PM

Jimmy Walker fashioned a 5-under-par 32-34=66 in his opening round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Well, this feels good. Walker hasn't opened this low since a 64 at the Byron Nelson where he shared second place. And this is just his second first-round red number in 10 tries since. He converted birdies on half of his 12 looks at TPC Summerlin today, three of which from at least 10 feet. His longest taped off at 18'10" at the par-4 sixth hole. Alas, he walked off with a bogey-6 at the ninth and settled for a spot one stroke off the pace of the early clubhouse co-leaders.
Thu, Oct 22, 2015 03:29:00 PM

Jimmy Walker and Rickie Fowler dusted Anirban Lahiri and Thongchai Jaidee 5 and 4 in Thursday foursomes at the Presidents Cup, good for the first point of the competition.

This was never close. In fact, of the five matches in the opening session, it was the third to start. After the teams halved the par-4 first hole with par, Fowler buried a birdie from just inside eight feet at the par-4 second for the win. The younger Yankee connected again for a birdie-win from 10'11" at the par-5 third, and then again from 8'10" at the par-4 fourth. The rookies on the other side picked up a win at the par-3 fifth, but the Americans would build a 4-up margin by No. 11. The match was conceded at the par-4 14th with the Americans inside six feet for birdie. Only 30 points are up for grabs this week. That's four fewer than the 2013 edition. There is one less match per each of the four team session through Saturday.
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 01:31:00 AM

Jimmy Walker readies for his first appearance at The President Cup as he preps for Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea.

The American has fizzled over the summer, but there is no denying his performance over the past two seasons, helping him easily secure a spot this week. With five wins and another 11 top 10s since the start of 2013-14, there is no denying the upside when he's on his game. Walker's only team experience comes at the latest Ryder Cup where he paired up with Rickie Fowler to go 0-1-3 as a duo. Without a win on their resume, perhaps Jay Haas will opt to split them up this time around.
Tue, Oct 6, 2015 09:45:00 PM

Jimmy Walker returns to the TOUR Championship after sharing 17th place in his debut last year.

There are only 29 golfer in this field, so unless he withdraws or gets disqualified, he's guaranteed to record his best finish since a T21 at the Quicken Loans National in early August. Indeed, the Texan has slipped into a predictable fade. Yet, he's 13th in the FedExCup standings (after starting as the 4-seed), so despite his cachet, he's in the position to play spoiler. Just don't expect it.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 08:29:00 PM

Jimmy Walker is one of four first-time qualifiers for the United States in the Presidents Cup.

The Deutsche Bank Championship was the final event contributing toward the formula to determine 10 automatic qualifiers for the Presidents Cup. Walker finished third in points to secure his debut. Jordan Spieth (2013) and Bubba Watson (2011) placed first and second, respectively, to lock up their second appearances. The other seven are as follows (years competed previously in parentheses, where applicable): 4th--Zach Johnson (2007, 2009, 2013) ... 5th--Jim Furyk (1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011) ... 6th--Rickie Fowler (debut) ... 7th--Dustin Johnson (2011) ... 8th--Patrick Reed (debut) ... 9th--Matt Kuchar (2011, 2013) ... 10th--Chris Kirk (debut). The final two on the team will be selected by captain Jay Haas on Tuesday. The 11th edition of the biennial competition will be contested in South Korea on Oct. 8-11.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 07:18:00 PM

Jimmy Walker found only four (of 14) fairways at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club on Friday, but he still authored an 8-under-par 31-32=63 in today's second round of the Quicken Loans National.

The diameter of a hole in golf is just 4¼ inches, but it had to look much bigger to Walker today. Despite his imprecision off the tee, he hit 16 greens in regulation, and then connected for an eagle and seven birdies. His eagle was a gift at the par-4 second hole where his drive found a fairway bunker. From that lie 112 yards out, the 36-year-old holed out for the 2. Meanwhile, five of his birdies disappeared from outside 10 feet, including a 10-yarder from the fringe at the par-4 12th. His longest conventional conversions ran 30'8" and 22'6" at Nos. 4 and 7, respectively. Walker also salvaged from just outside 10 feet at the par-3 11th. At 8-under 134, he's just one stroke off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 01:36:00 PM