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Jimmy Walker |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (36) / 1/16/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 180
College: Baylor University

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Jimmy Walker tees it up for a third time at this week's Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial and slots in at second in the FedExCup standings.
Surprising enough, the San Antonio resident has only graced Colonial CC twice in his career. Walker went T56 in his 2011 CPI debut and returned after a two-year recess to place T10 (T5 after 54 holes) in last year's edition, settling for an even-par 70 in the final round. The 36-year-old is one of three players on TOUR this season to have won multiple times having claimed victory at the Sony Open in January and the Valero Texas Open in March. In his last three loops, he battled through a first-round wrist injury at the Masters to finish T38, went winless (0-3) at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play, and missed the cut at THE PLAYERS. May 19 - 8:11 PM

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Jimmy Walker went 1-for-2 in his World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship debut last year and arrives at TPC Harding Park for another crack at it.

The late-bloomer made quick work of Branden Grace last year before losing to his eventual Ryder Cup partner-in-crime, Rickie Fowler. Walker will enjoy the venue relocation to California as he's collected a pair of PGA TOUR victories in the state. On the flip side, his draw is not so favorable as he's paired with the match-play wizard Ian Poulter in addition to Webb Simpson and Gary Woodland.
Apr 27 - 11:59 PM

Jimmy Walker concluded the Masters with a 2-under-par 34-36=70 to post 3-over 289.

This is far from the expectation, but at least he leaves Augusta, Georgia, with some success and a memory of a hole-out. Walker found only 11 greens in regulation today, but he converted five birdies to help offset three bogeys. He may have authored the early shot of the day at the par-3 fourth hole. After finding a bunker off the tee, his escape landed well past the hole, but he used the slope to perfection as the ball disappeared for birdie. The FedExCup points leader learned live on Golf Channel this week that he was grouped with Tiger Woods. As it concerns most of Woods' playing partners, that's an immediate red light for gamers, so in that context it's not surprising that Walker wasn't a presence. He also dealt with potential injury in his left wrist in the opening round when he hit 12 greens in regulation even though that was more than on any other day thereafter.
Apr 12 - 2:42 PM

Jimmy Walker has decided not to compete in this week's Shell Houston Open.

Given his four-shot victory at home on Sunday and with the Masters on deck, gamers won't mind this decision. He'll now get a chance to rest and recharge before taking another swing at his first win in a major. UPDATE: About 90 minutes after his WD was announced, Walker released the following statement: "The City of Houston and Tournament Director Steve Timms have always been very good to me throughout my career. Following my win at the Valero Texas Open, I went to Augusta in order to prepare for the Masters. Unfortunately, I soon realized that I was not feeling well and needed to get better before next week. I look forward to returning to Houston in future years."
Mar 31 - 2:10 PM

Jimmy Walker glided to victory at the Valero Texas Open with a 2-under-par 36-34=70 in the final round to end his week at 11-under 277.

It was a runaway for Walker as he ends his week four strokes ahead of Jordan Spieth. The champ circled five birdies and squared three bogeys at TPC San Antonio today. Three of those birdies fell from between 15-18 feet, as he was able to call upon the flat stick when he needed it. He led the tournament in both greens in regulation and strokes gained: putting, which is a deadly combination. Perhaps sleeping in his own bed this week had an impact on his play. This is his second win on the PGA TOUR in 2014-15 (Sony Open) and the fifth of his career. Walker is the first player to win for the second time on TOUR this season. Clearly his game is in excellent shape with the Masters just around the corner, but he'll gear up with one more primer at this week's Shell Houston Open.
Mar 29 - 5:52 PM

Jimmy Walker crafted a 3-under-par 35-34=69 in the third round of the Valero Texas Open and leads by four strokes over Jordan Spieth at 9-under 207 with 18 holes remaining.

Walker took advantage of the scoring holes at TPC San Antonio, racking up birdies on each of the four par 5s and the drivable par-4 17th. The only exception was his 12'9" birdie on the par-4 sixth hole. He also spread three bogeys across his round. He landed 12 GIR on the round, and he is tied for tops in the field with 37 for the tournament. The winner of the 2015 Sony Open also ranks first in strokes gained: putting, which is quite the deadly combination. Should he hold on and win, he would be the first player in 2014-15 to pick up multiple wins on the PGA TOUR. The recent trend has been for 54-hole leaders to struggle, but Walker's cushion along with his growing pedigree are working in his favor.
Mar 28 - 6:12 PM

Jimmy Walker chased his opening 71 at the Valero Texas Open with a 5-under-par 34-33=67 to post 6-under 138, good for outright possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: His aggregate held up. Walker enters the weekend with a one-stroke lead over Aaron Baddeley and Charley Hoffman.

He's halfway to the home win. Walker went 5-for-5 in scrambling today, but still squared a bogey when he three-jacked the green at the par-4 17th from inside 58 feet. It was merely a speed bump hidden among six birdies, four of which from 10 feet or longer. The highlights disappeared from 22'1" at the par-4 10th, where he opened his round, and 18'8" at the par-3 seventh, which was the second of three straight birdies coming home. In addition to sitting atop the leaderboard when he signed his card, the Texan led the field in greens in regulation (25) and strokes gained: putting (6.522 at last check).
Mar 27 - 2:01 PM

San Antonio's Jimmy Walker opened the Valero Texas Open in 1-under-par 36-35=71 and sits three strokes off the clubhouse lead.

Walker hit 12 greens in regulation, but squared four bogeys on the holes where he didn't stand over a scoring opportunity. However, he compensated with five birdies, including a roll from 15'9" at the par-5 eighth hole. The highlight didn't come until the par-3 13th, though, as he drilled home a 55-footer for birdie. It's likely that the late-early draw is going to get the better of the field, so expect Walker to remain part of the conversation entering the weekend.
Mar 26 - 7:43 PM

Jimmy Walker returns to his home state of Texas for his 10th appearance at this week's Valero Texas Open.

Walker has surprisingly mediocre results at this event including a 3-for-5 record since VTO made the move to TPC San Antonio in 2010. It's important to remember his rise in consistency that has occurred over the past two seasons. Current play trumps course history in this case and makes Walker a local favorite and top-tier play in all fantasy formats.
Mar 24 - 12:39 PM

Jimmy Walker settled for a 2-over-par 35-38=73 in his opening round of the Northern Trust Open.

Walker has made it no secret that Riviera Country Club is his favorite track. Perhaps that fact puts more pressure on him to perform, but he's also a professional playing very well, so you'd think that form would take over. He opened with a birdie at the treacherous par-4 10th and walked off the birdies inside 10 feet at Nos. 8 and 9, but played holes 2-6 in 5-over with three bogeys and a double. Overall, Walker found the short grass off the tee eight of 14 times, but he hit only 10 greens in regulation. Today's score equals his highest in his last 21 official rounds at Riviera. The only other occurrence happened to be his last (final round, 2014).
Feb 19 - 7:44 PM

Jimmy Walker settled for a 3-under-par 35-34=69 in the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and ends his week at 13-under 274.

Everyone finished the week at Pebble Beach Golf Links after rotating venues for the first three rounds. Walker had hoped to mimic his effort at the Sony Open in Hawaii, when he successfully defended his title early this season. As it stands, he finds himself on the bubble for a top-25 finish. His round featured four birdies, including a 32-footer on the par-4 ninth hole, to go with three bogeys and an eagle on the par-5 18th.
Feb 15 - 4:19 PM

Jimmy Walker opened his title defense of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am with an even-par 37-35=72 at Spyglass Hill Golf Club.

Well, at least he's done with the historically hardest track of the triumvirate of co-hosts. Walker hit 12 greens and traded two birdies with two bogeys. He's eight strokes off the clubhouse co-leaders, both of whom played Pebble Beach, which is where you'll find the defending champ on Friday.
Feb 12 - 5:40 PM

Jimmy Walker is the man to beat at this week's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am as he defends his 2013 title.

Walkers arrives this week ranked first in the FedExCup standings. He's finished outside the top 10 in just two of his six starts of the new season. The Texas resident has some juicy tournament history, to boot, racking up three top 10s prior to his win at last year's running. Gamers should have no fear leading their rosters with Walker in any format.
Feb 11 - 9:30 AM

Jimmy Walker navigated Torrey Pines South in 1-over-par 37-36=73 during the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open to crack the top 10 at 7-under 281.

This goes in the books as Walker's fourth top 10 in six starts to begin the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season. It was a mixed bag for the winner of the Sony Open in Hawaii, as he found four birdies but also squared five bogeys. All of his birdies were inside of 10 feet. He will defend his AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am title later this week. Given his current form, he should be considered a serious contender.
Feb 8 - 6:13 PM

Jimmy Walker submitted a 2-under-par 34-36=70 for his labors in the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open and is one off the clubhouse lead at 8-under 208.

Walker picked up two birdies on his outward nine at Torrey Pines South with a 12'5" effort on the par-5 sixth and a 17'9" putt on the par-4 seventh. He dropped his only shot of the day at the par-4 12th, which played as the hardest hole of the day, but bounced back with a birdie on the par-5 18th after nearly holing out for an albatross on the approach. Considering he lost in a playoff at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions and won the Sony Open in Hawaii in his only two starts of 2015, it's fair to set the bar high for Sunday's finale.
Feb 7 - 5:15 PM