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Jimmy Walker

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

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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

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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

Jimmy Walker bombarded Baltusrol Golf Club's Lower Course with a 5-under-par 33-32=65 during the opening round of the PGA Championship, giving him early possession of the lead as the morning wave finishes up on Thursday.

Walker split just half of the possible 14 fairways, but managed the course nicely to swallow just one bogey. He opened on the back nine and kicked off his scoring with a 10'2" birdie roll at the par-4 13th hole. Before making the turn, he added three more circles, most notably a 14'9" splash on the par-3 16th. Walker swallowed his lone bogey on his inward nine but offset that with two more birdies and an impressive par save from 13'11" at the par-4 third. The Texan entered with just a 2-for-5 record at the PGA Championship with a T21 and T7 being the highlights. It's only 18 holes, but he's on his way to adding a third top 25 to his PGA resume.
Jul 28 - 1:06 PM

Jimmy Walker stalled out to a 3-over-par 36-37=73 in today's second round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational to post even-par 140, down eight places to T10.

The 37-year-old found just ONE (of 14) fairways and thru 36 holes is currently last (58th) in driving accuracy at 14.29 percent (4/28). He mustered only seven greens in regulation, contributing to -1.877 in SG: Tee-to-Green, but for a second straight lap, salvaged his round with 1.296 in SG: Around-the-Green and 1.066 in SG: Putting. The Texas resident birdied the par-5 second from 33 inches, and chipped-in from 20'6" away at the 17th for birdie-3, but overshadowed them with bogeys at Nos. 3, 5 and 16 (failed scrambles) and a double bogey-6 at the 11th after taking five shots to reach the surface.
Jul 1 - 6:30 PM

Jimmy Walker wielded a hot putter en route to a 3-under-par 33-34=67 during round one of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.

The Texan hit just three fairways today and landed right around the field average with 10 greens in regulation. His real weapon was the flat stick as he bombed in three putts from outside 12 feet. The longest was a 37'7" birdie at the par-4 first hole. He walked off the course gaining 3.485 strokes putting. It's not unusual for Walked to catch fire with the putter, but he'll surely need to tidy up his tee-to-green play if he wants to stick around near the top as the week progresses.
Jun 30 - 3:35 PM

Jimmy Walker is in Irving, Texas, for this week's AT&T Byron Nelson and checks-in at 53rd in the FedExCup standings.

Last year at TPC Four Seasons, the transplanted Texan was among a trio of co-leaders thru 36 holes, including the eventual champ Steven Bowditch, and was T2 after 54. He closed with 4-under 66 but Bowditch shot 64 to beat him and two others by four. It's Walker's lone top 10 and second top 25 in 10 appearances (T23/2009). He's enters the week off missed cuts at THE PLAYERS (by seven strokes), and while defending at Valero (by eight). It's the first time the 37-year-old has missed consecutive cuts since August of 2013, 66 starts ago.
May 18 - 9:44 PM

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