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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 readies for his third appearance at the Hero World Challenge as he sets his eyes on Albany in The Bahamas.
Walker posted a T15 in his 2014 HWC debut, which was played at Isleworth G&CC in Windermere, Florida. He returned last year to collect a T8 while taking on the same venue as he's prepping to see this week, Albany. Over the course of the week he circled 27 birdies but eight bogeys and one double proved to be too costly, finishing eight strokes off the torrid pace set by Bubba Watson. Walker is no stranger to success while playing island golf, winning the Sony Open twice, but with Albany playing as an inland desert setup, this week's test will be a bit different. Walker should be considered as a boom-or-bust option this week in DFS formats. Nov 29 - 7:58 AM

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Jimmy Walker and Rickie Fowler fused to hit a sparkling 3-under-par 33-36=69 in the third round of the World Cup of Golf at Kingston Heath GC; the American duo head into the final round on 10-under 206, solo second and four shots behind the leader Denmark.

In the notoriously tricky foursomes format the U.S. pair synced in style, making a move of two places up the leaderboard and setting up a final round challenge with the flying Danes. Four shots is a big advantage, but the betterball format of the last day offers hope of quick gains. Walker will aim to maintain his stellar putting form after he slotted a number of superb birdie clinchers. He drained a birdie from 12'0" at the 5th and from 25'0" at the 9th before Fowler set him up for a relatively easy 4'0" opportunity at the 17th with a stunnning approach. Earlier they had also ticked the par-three 2nd and par-five 8th. There were bogeys at the 1st (due to a three-putt) and 7th, but their 69 was bettered by no team and equalled by only one. They are seeking a neat 25th title for their nation. "Last group is a nice place to be," said Walker. "We're excited."
Nov 26 - 4:05 AM

United States duo Jimmy Walker and Rickie Fowler combined for a bogey-free 5-under-par 33-34=67 in Friday's fourballs at the World Cup of Golf in Australia but fell five shots off the pace at the midpoint.

At 7-under 137, they're T4 and still in the title hunt but endured a frustrating day at Kingston Heath with 14 of their 27 rivals managing to shoot lower. That included a 60 from three-shot leaders Denmark, who lead at 12-under. Walker and Fowler were only able to put up red numbers at two of the opening 10 holes, those circles coming at 5 and 7. They went on a run with three birdies in four holes from the 12th before closing with three pars. "We just struggled getting it close. We just didn't make enough birdies today," said Walker. "Tomorrow's another day and we're looking forward to it." The pair shot 70 in the first wave of foursomes on Thursday to lie T2 so will hope they can shine again playing alternate shot on Saturday.
Nov 25 - 3:27 AM

Fuelled by a holed bunker shot at 13, the United States duo of Jimmy Walker and Rickie Fowler hoisted up a 2-under-par 35-35=70 in round one of the World Cup of Golf in Australia, good enough for T2.

That's just a single swing behind leaders Spain. An opening bogey in Thursday's first set of foursomes at Kingston Heath didn't put the US duo off and they balanced the books when Walker drained a 50-foot bomb for birdie at 5. After a run of seven pars, Walker holed out from sand at 13 for another circle and they followed it with birdies at 14 and 15 before giving a shot back at 16. Two closing pars completed a solid first lap. Praising his partner, Walker said: "He putted really good, made some great clutch (par) putts that really saved us in the middle of the day. It played tough, anything under par was a good score. It really was a battle." Fowler added: "It wasn't playing easy out there. You know, we’re going to miss shots in alternate shot, it’s just the way it is." They now turn their attention to Friday's fourballs.
Nov 24 - 3:11 AM

The United States have the most wins of any nation at the World Cup of Golf and will enter this week's edition with Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker looking to add another win to the record books.

Team U.S.A. has won 24 of the 57 past runnings of this event, with the next closest nations being Australia and South Africa with just 5 wins, a piece. If you dive deeper into the current history, however, you'll see the domination dwindle as they've won just one time in the last 11 World Cups. That one victory came in 2011 when Matt Kuchar and Gary Woodland took care of business at Mission Hills Haikou in Hainan, China. This week they have Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker on their side, both making their debut at the World Cup of Golf. The duo certainly has a history of playing together, going 1-1-0 in the 2015 Presidents Cup and 0-1-3 in their 2014 Ryder Cup team matches. Their cachet alone puts them near the top of any pre-tournament power rankings this week.
Nov 21 - 4:10 PM

World No. 16 Jimmy Walker is at Hazeltine National Golf Club making final preparations for his third consecutive U.S. National Team appearance and second straight Ryder Cup.

The 6-time PGA TOUR winner finished 5th in automatic qualifying and concluded the 2015-16 TOUR season with five top 10s in 25 starts, highlighted by his first major title at the PGA Championship (in 18th career major start), where he took down the strongest field ever assembled in the history of the OWGR. He went 1-1-3 as a Ryder Cup rookie in 2014, going 0-1-3 while paired with Rickie Fowler and winning his singles match (3 & 2) over Lee Westwood. The 37-year-old posted a 1-3-0 record as a rookie at the 2015 Presidents Cup, winning his lone point in foursomes with Fowler, but, the duo lost in four-balls and he was also trounced in four-balls (6 & 5) while paired with Chris Kirk. Walker's last (and latest) match resulted in a 2 UP loss to Steven Bowditch in singles so he enters off a 3-match losing streak in team competition.
Sep 29 - 7:07 AM

Jimmy Walker turns his attention to East Lake Golf Club this week for his third straight trip to the TOUR Championship.

The late-bloomer needed 13 years from the start of his PGA TOUR career to make it to East Lake. The floodgates opened from there, as he now makes his third straight appearance at the season finale. Walker finished T17 in his 2014 debut and returned with a very similar T18 last year. The 37-year-old ranks 10th in the FedExCup race, giving him an alright chance at the FEC trophy, if he manages to pull out a victory this week. Also on his plate is next week's big match at Hazeltine Golf Club, which will be Walker's second Ryder Cup appearance, but first in the United States.
Sep 21 - 11:02 AM

Ryder Cupper Jimmy Walker orchestrated a 6-under-par 32-34=66 in the final round of the BMW Championship to conclude his sixth appearance on 9-under 279, up 23 places on the live leaderboard to T12.

The 37-year-old recovered from an opening 74 with 69-70-66 but is projected to drop one place to 10th in the FedExCup standings. For the week, he had one eagle and 17 birdies against 10 bogeys and is currently in the top 30 in all strokes gained categories, though none in the top 10. In the finale, the Boerne, Texas, resident posted 4.284 SG: Tee-to-Green on nine (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation. He squared three bogeys, two on failed scrambles and a 3-putt on the par-3 17th from 30'10" that concluded his scoring. Elsewhere, Walker carded seven birdies and an eagle-3 at the 11th for 1.538 putts per GIR.
Sep 11 - 3:28 PM

Jimmy Walker settled for a 1-under-par 35-35=70 during the finale of the Deutsche Bank Championship to finish at 12-under 272, securing a solo third at week's end.

The 37-year-old opened the day in third place, and made no movement either way as he traded five birdies with four bogeys. Walker split just six fairways today, but still recovered to land 15 greens in regulation. From there his flat stick just didn't convert enough putts, losing 0.344 strokes putting on the day. The Texan ranked second in the field with 22 birdies on the week, but 12 bogeys were too many to overcome. Despite the middling 70s on Sunday and Monday, this will go in the books as a new best at TPC Boston for Walker, eclipsing a T9 back in 2014. This also boosts him from 25th to ninth in the live FedExCup projections.
Sep 5 - 2:14 PM

Jimmy Walker conjured up a 1-under-par 37-33=70 in today's third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship to post 11-under 202, down one spot into a three-way T3, four shy of 54-hole leader Paul Casey.

The 37-year-old began the third frame in a two-way T2, one back of 36-hole leader Kevin Chappell. Playing out of the penultimate twosome, he bobbed and weaved to five birdies against four bogeys. The Boerne, Texas, resident found eight (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, with five positive readings in strokes gained stats equaling 1.014 SG: Total. He dropped shots on holes 2, 9 and 17 on failed scrambles and 3-putted the par-3 third from 45 feet. The Baylor product's highlight was a 34-footer for birdie-3 at 10, contributing to 1.692 putts per GIR. He's leading in the latter with a cumulative 1.595.
Sep 4 - 6:52 PM

Jimmy Walker hung up a week-tying-low 7-under-par 33-31=64 in the second round of the Deutsche Bank Championship to reach the midpoint on 10-under 132, up 18 spots to T2, one back of 36-hole leader Kevin Chappell, who also shot 64.

The 37-year-old went off No. 10 tee and went out in 4-under 31 with birdies on Nos. 11, 14, 17 and 18. He squared a lone bogey-5 at the fourth (failed scramble), but got it back with a six-footer for birdie at the par-4 sixth. The Oklahoma native dropped a 25-footer on top of it for eagle-3 at the seventh, saved par from 6'6" at the eighth, and walked-off with birdie-3 at the ninth, stiffing his approach from 187 yards to 22 inches. He improved to 11 (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, gaining 3.878 strokes tee-to-green and 2.101 strokes with the flat stick.
Sep 3 - 7:12 PM

Jimmy Walker orchestrated a 3-under-par 34-34=68 in the first round of the Deutsche Bank Championship, two shy of clubhouse co-leaders Paul Casey and Fabian Gomez.

The 37-year-old took two weeks off after winning his first major at the PGA and returned to miss consecutive cuts at the Wyndham at The Barclays. He opened his seventh appearance at TPC Boston (in the FedExCup era) with six birdies against three bogeys. The Baylor Univ. product mustered just five (of 14) fairways and 10 greens in regulation, contributing to -1.176 SG: Tee-to-Green. He more than salvaged the round however, with 3.569 SG: Putting and a tidy 1.500 putts per GIR. Walker's highlights were a birdie-birdie finish, including a 15'11" bounce back at the par-4 17th, and dropping a 56-footer for birdie-3 at the ninth.
Sep 2 - 2:03 PM

Fifty-four hole leader Jimmy Walker fired a bogey-free 3-under-par 34-33=67 in today's final round of the 98th PGA Championship to post 14-under 266, good for a one-shot triumph over defending champion Jason Day, and his first major title in his 18th career major championship start, winning as a pre-tourney 125/1 outright.

The 37-year-old, who led/co-led after each of the first three rounds, wins in his sixth PGA appearance, surpassing a previous-best T7 in 2014 (Valhalla GC). That T7 was also his previous-best finish in a major. The Boerne, Texas, resident claims his sixth TOUR title in his 258th career start, first since the 2015 Texas Open, which he also led after 54 holes. Walker had to play 36 holes on Sunday, beginning the finale on 11-under, one clear of Day. He striped a week-best 10 (of 14) fairways and 16 greens in regulation, carding nine straight pars before holing out from a greenside bunker at 10 for birdie-3. The Oklahoma native went back-to-back with a 30-footer on 11 and circled the par-5 17th from 8'5" before clinching with a two-putt par.
Jul 31 - 7:43 PM

Overnight (overnight) co-leader Jimmy Walker rallied for a 2-under-par 36-32=68 in the two-day third round of the 98th PGA Championship to post 11-under 199, good for a one-shot leader over defending champ Jason Day.

Unfortunately, we won't be seeing a Walker/Day showdown in the final grouping, as weather delays/suspensions prevented a re-pairing between Rounds 3 and 4. Walker, co-leader with Robert Streb thru 36 holes, never got his third round underway on Saturday, one of 10 players in that boat. He played all 18 on Sunday, getting off to a shaky start with three first-nine bogey-5s against a lone birdie at the par-4 sixth, but came home in blemish-free 4-under with birdies on Nos. 11, 12, 15 and 18. The transplanted Texan's final round is scheduled to begin at 3:16 p.m. ET.
Jul 31 - 11:46 AM

Overnight leader Jimmy Walker authored a 4-under-par 32-34=66 in today's second round of the 98th PGA Championship to reach the midpoint on 9-under 131, good for the 36-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: With play completed, Walker is tied with Robert Streb for the 36-hole lead.

Walker's opening 65 was good for a one-shot lead over three players. It's his first lead after any round this season in his 20th start, and first 18-hole lead in a major. The 37-year-old landed eight (of 14) fairways and peppered 14 greens in regulation, circling five birdies, including three straight on Nos. 12-14. His split featured two conversions from greater than 26 feet with a long of 38'11" at the par-4 13th. The Baylor product was blemish-free thru 17 holes before hitting his tee shot on the par-5 18th into the water, eventually leading to a walk-off bogey, 3-putting from 59'2".
Jul 29 - 6:48 PM