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Jimmy Walker |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (35) / 1/16/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 180
College: Baylor University

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Jimmy Walker could muster only a 2-under-par 36-33=69 in the final round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
Walker's 15-under 269 is good for a tie for fourth with Webb Simpson and Brooks Koepka. Walker circled two birdies on the front nine but outpaced those with a trio of bogeys. He added three more birdies on TPC Summerlin's backside. The putts were falling from everywhere. His first four birdies were from 38'6", 13'2", 14'3" and 10'9" on the first, sixth, 10th and 12th holes, respectively. Walker ranked fourth in strokes gained: tee-to-green for the tournament. Oct 19 - 8:25 PM

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Jimmy Walker lit up TPC Summerlin for a bogey-free 9-under-par 32-30=62 in the third round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and vaults into the clubhouse lead at 13-under 200.

The three-time winner in 2013-14 circled nine birdies on the afternoon. Three of those birdies occurred from longer than 14 feet, highlighted by a 25'7" effort on the par-4 third hole. Walker finished a distant 63rd in the season-opening Open last week, but is clearly back on track in Las Vegas. He will now sit back and wait to see how the overnight leaders play the back nine, as Walker went out early off the 10th tee and was among the first to complete their round.
Oct 18 - 5:38 PM

Jimmy Walker rebounded from his miserable 75 in the opener of the Open with a 6-under-par 34-32=66 in today's second round.

A day after failing to convert on 13 opportunity to break par, Walker went 8-for-11 with eight birdies today. That's just crazy. His longest birdies measured 18'2" and 11'10" at Nos. 2 and 11, respectively. He also squared two bogeys, but averted a third with a par save from 11'1" at the par-4 13th. At 3-under 141, Walker is seven swings off the pace of 36-hole leader Martin Laird.
Oct 10 - 9:22 PM

Jimmy Walker opened his title defense of the Open with a 3-over-par 36-39=75.

In a word, this was awful. Walker had 13 opportunities to break par and whiffed on all of them. The most egregious occurred at the par-5 fifth where he three-putted from 13'8" for bogey. His par try measured just 35 inches. He also fanned on a 51-inch birdie attempt at the par-4 third. At last check, the defending champ's strokes gained-putting metric sat at -1.537. While he won at CordeValle last year and not this year's site (Silverado), all of the angles supported him contending again this week. He's probably going to think about shooting no higher than 68 on Friday to play the weekend.
Oct 9 - 9:45 PM

Jimmy Walker won his first PGA TOUR tournament at the 2013 Open and returns to defend this week.

Walker was on the short list of players due for a breakthrough victory when the 2013-14 season kicked off. He parlayed that into a huge season, which included additional wins at the Sony Open and the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am before ending his dream year with a spot on the U.S. Ryder Cup team. While he is one of the favorites this week, it would not be a shocker to see another non-winner break through at Silverado Resort and Spa's North Course.
Oct 7 - 9:09 PM

Jimmy Walker took out Lee Westwood 3 and 2 in Ryder Cup singles action.

Walker never trailed in the match, winning four holes to Westwood's one at Gleneagles. The win now moves the score to 16-11 in favor of the Europeans. Walker was a Ryder Cup rookie, and responded to the pressure very well. He completes his week with a 1-1-3 record with the lone loss a 5-and-4 blowout in the fourth session when he was likely gassed. Westwood ends his week with a 2-2-0 record, playing this edition by virtue of a captain's pick.
Sep 28 - 12:13 PM

Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker halved their four-ball match with Thomas Björn and Martin Kaymer at the 40th Ryder Cup.

Halves score the same, but not all are alike. This one quelled potential momentum for Europe, which led after every hole but the last. Kaymer opened with a birdie-3 at the first hole for the win. Björn chased it with a birdie for the win at the par-5 second. Kaymer responded with another birdie, this time a 2 at No. 4 for another win and a quick 3-up advantage. Fowler poured in a birdie-win to begin the comeback at the par-4 fifth. Walker then holed out from a greenside bunker for eagle at the par-5 ninth to trim the deficit to 1 down. It remained that way until the Dane chipped in for birdie and the win at the tricky par-4 13th. Walker holed out again, this time from the fringe for birdie and the win at the par-5 16th. Sitting 1 down on the par-5 18th and after watching both Euros fan on birdie tries, Walker calmly buried his birdie from about six feet to square the match and eke out half of one point. The teams are knotted at 1½ as the final match in the opening session continues.
Sep 26 - 8:04 AM

Jimmy Walker takes notes on Gleneagles this week as he prepares for his Ryder Cup debut.

Walker enjoyed a breakout season in 2013-14, so it's no surprise that he's making his first Ryder Cup appearance for Team USA. He's been one of the most consistent golfers all year, posting top 25s in 19-of-27 events. However, his team game is unproven. Walker will be a wild card this week, that could make or break the American squad.
Sep 23 - 8:46 AM

Jimmy Walker will get introduced to East Lake Golf Club at this week's TOUR Championship.

Walker falls just outside the top-5 bubble of golfers who can control their own destiny, but he's not far off at sixth in the FedExCup standings. Even still, there is a mathematical chance of him winning the FedExCup win a runner-up finish, which can't be said for any of the golfers below him in the standings. With 20 of his 26 events resulting in 26th place or better, expect Walker to be right in the thick of things again at East Lake.
Sep 8 - 11:10 PM

Jimmy Walker signed for a 4-under-par 33-34=67 in the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship to join Carl Pettersson in the clubhouse lead at 9-under 275.

Walker circled five birdies and squared one bogey on his tour of TPC Boston, with each of the birdies falling from inside of nine feet. It's not often a player on the verge of a top-10 finish falls in the FedExCup standings, but that's the case for the American. He entered the week third in the standings but was projected to fall to sixth at the time of his posting. Either way, expect to see him not only at the BMW Championship later this week, but also at the TOUR Championship.
Sep 1 - 4:05 PM

At 3-over-par 71-74=145, Jimmy Walker missed the cut at The Barclays by two strokes.

While nothing special or damaging occurred on Thursday, that can't be said of today's loop around Ridgewood Country Club. Walker found only five (of 14) fairways and 10 greens in regulation, both no-no's when attempting to navigate the tight track. The imprecision led to five bogeys and a double that were only somewhat softened by four birdies. He entered the FedExCup Playoffs slotted second in the standings, so he'll be around for the duration, but it's a tough way to open after such an outstanding season. Other notables that failed to survive the cut include: 144--Brandt Snedeker; Ian Poulter ... 145--2012 champ Nick Watney; Graham DeLaet; Luke Donald ... 146--Webb Simpson; Harris English; Matt Every ... 147--Ryan Moore; Marc Leishman ... 148--Martin Kaymer; Camilo Villegas; J.B. Holmes; Freddie Jacobson.
Aug 22 - 6:56 PM

Jimmy Walker crafted a 6-under-par 31-34=65 in the final round of the PGA Championship to join Ernie Els in the clubhouse lead at 11-under 273.

Walker rattled off four birdies in five holes beginning with the par-3 third, all from inside six feet, before dropping his only shot of the day at the par-5 10th. His highlights came in the form of 17'10" and 26'5" birdies at the par-3 11th and par-4 17th holes before closing his day with a seventh birdie at the par-5 18th. Despite splitting just five of 14 fairways at Valhalla Golf Club, the American landed an impressive 16 GIR. It appears unlikely he will notch his first major championship, but he enters the upcoming FedExCup Playoffs in solid form.
Aug 10 - 6:44 PM

Jimmy Walker toured Royal Liverpool in 1-under-par 38-33=71 in today's second round of The Open Championship.

Walker promptly erased all of his handiwork from an opening-round 69 with a bogey-bogey-bogey start today, but he responded with six birdies against a double bogey (at the par-4 seventh) the rest of the way. At 4-under 140, he's eight strokes adrift of the 36-hole lead. Continue to expect the FedExCup points leader to successfully navigate his way around the links track in Hoylake.
Jul 18 - 2:50 PM

Jimmy Walker enjoyed a 3-under-par 34-35=69 in his opening round of The Open Championship.

While Walker sits atop the FedExCup standings and has three wins this season, he's also posted top 10s in the first two majors. Today's score at Royal Liverpool has him sitting inside the top 10 on the leaderboard as the late wave plays. He split nine (of 14) fairways and hit 12 greens en route to five birdies. He played the par 5s in even, including a bogey at No. 5. Walker squared his other bogey at the par-4 11th. He signed his card sitting three strokes off the clubhouse lead.
Jul 17 - 9:35 AM

Jimmy Walker stumbled to a 5-over-par 70-75=145 during his stay at The Greenbrier Classic, missing the cut by five strokes.

This is easily one of the most surprising MCs of the season. He essentially displaced any momentum on Thursday after hitting 16 greens in regulation. They yielded only two birdies that were wiped away with a double bogey at the par-5 17th hole. Today he went just 1-for-9 in par breakers and squared four bogeys and a double. The FedExCup leader wasn't along among the notables with the weekend off, however. Others include: 141--Marc Leishman; Will MacKenzie ... 143--Chesson Hadley; Brian Harman ... 144--2010 champ Stuart Appleby (after respective rounds of 73 and 81, has yet to break par in eight rounds at The Old White TPC since his 59); Ben Martin ... 149--Daniel Summerhays ... 150--K.J. Choi.
Jul 4 - 7:29 PM