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Jimmy Walker

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (39) / 1/16/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 180

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World No. 56 Jimmy Walker concocted a 1-under-par 35-35=70 in the third round of the AT&T Byron Nelson, dipping one spot to T5 on 12-under 201, five in arrears of 54-hole co-leaders Marc Leishman and Aaron Wise.
The Oklahoma native walked off with double bogey-6 to sour an otherwise gritty performance, reportedly suffering one of his "bad" days with his ongoing struggle living with Lyme Disease. The double began with an errant tee shot and ended with a 3-putt from 14'7", and dropped him out of the final threesome on Sunday into the penultimate threesome for a second day in a row. The 39-year-old played his other 17 holes in 3-under, outpacing bogey-4 at hole 4 (3-putt from 35'9") with four birdies at 7, 9, 14 and 15, three from between nine and 18 feet. On 11 (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, he lost 1.390 strokes off-the-tee but gained 1.727 approaching-the-green. May 19 - 7:41 PM

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Beginning off No. 10 tee, World No. 56 Jimmy Walker tacked on a 4-under-par 35-32=67 in the second round of the AT&T Byron Nelson for a 36-hole total of 11-under 131, dipping one spot on the live leaderboard to T3, four short of leader Marc Leishman. UPDATE: With R2 completed, Walker is T4, four back.

The 39-year-old's opening bogey-free 64 was 5.564 strokes better than the field but is currently just 1.348 strokes ahead of the average on Day 2. He improved to 12 (of 14) fairways but dipped to 13 greens in regulation, mustering a 0.279 SG Tee-to-Green. The Texas resident squared a lone bogey-5 at No. 3, outpaced by five birdies at 15-17, 2 and 7, all from inside of 12 feet. He recorded 1.692 putts per GIR and 1.063 SG: Putting with 28 total putts.
May 18 - 2:43 PM

Arriving fresh off a T2 at THE PLAYERS, Jimmy Walker kept his foot on the gas with a bogey-free, 7-under-par 31-33=64 which places him in a share of second place alongside J.J. Spaun, three off the torrid pace set by Marc Leishman.

The Texan was knocking down flagsticks all day and it started early at the par-5 first when he stuck his 213-yard approach to 4'6" and splashed it home for eagle. Walker kept the momentum rolling with a 14'6" par-saver at the third hole. The highlight on the greens came just before the turn when he drained a 36'1" birdie bomb at the ninth. By day's end, Walker had set up 10 scoring chances from inside 20 feet. That was good for +3.177 strokes gained approaching-the-green. Finally starting to feel normal again after a long fight with Lyme Disease, gamers should continue to target the Texan in all formats. Walker hasn't posted back-to-back top 10s since the 2015 Tournament of Champions and Sony Open (January).
May 17 - 7:27 PM

World No. 83 Jimmy Walker painted a bogey-free, 5-under-par 34-33=67 in the final round of the THE PLAYERS to reach 14-under 274, up two spots into a season-best T2, four adrift of overnight leader and champion Webb Simpson.

This was the 39-year-old's ninth PLAYERS, third top 25 and second top 10, joining a T6 four tries ago in 2014. He's now 9-for-13 on the season with five top 25s, four straight, and three top 10s, bettering a solo 4th at Valero two starts ago. The Baylor product records his fourth runner-up in 297 events, first since T2 at the 2015 Byron Nelson. After opening in 69-68-70, he began T4, 10 back, and hit 10 (of 14) fairways and 16 greens in regulation, gaining 3.054 strokes tee-to-green. The Oklahoma City native carded five birdies at holes 2, 6 and 11-13, two of those 2-putt varieties, posting 1.813 putts per GIR and -0.040 SG: Putting, needing 30 total putts. For the week, he totaled 22 birdies against eight bogeys.
May 13 - 8:07 PM

World No. 83 Jimmy Walker crafted a 2-under-par 35-35=70 in the third round of THE PLAYERS for a three-day tally of 9-under 207, up seven places to T4 with play still in progress. UPDATE: With R3 complete, Walker is T4, 10 adrift of leader Webb Simpson, and will play out of the third-to-last twosome in R4.

After kicking off with 69-68, the 39-year-old began T11 on 7-under, one shy of the overnight top 10. He hit 10 (of 14) fairways and conjured eight greens in regulation, losing 1.048 strokes off-the-tee and 1.799 on approach, but gaining 2.622 around-the-green. The Baylor product squared four bogeys, offset by six birdies, two from between 16 and 29 feet, adding two hole-out birdies at 6 and 10 from 16'4" and 35'10", respectively. He registered 1.625 putts per GIR and 1.977 SG: Putting with just 23 total putts, currently No. 1 in the latter.
May 12 - 6:14 PM

World No. 83 Jimmy Walker authored a 4-under-par 35-33=68 in the second round of THE PLAYERS for a 36-hole total of 7-under 137, up 26 spots on the leaderboard to T6, three shy of clubhouse leader Charl Schwartzel. UPDATE: With R2 complete, Walker is T11, eight adrift of leader Webb Simpson.

This is the 39-year-old's ninth consecutive appearance with two prior top 25s among five paydays and one top 10, a T6 in 2014 (75-68-71-65). He checked in 8-for-12 on the season with four top 25s, three straight, and two top 10s, including a best of solo 4th at Valero two starts ago. The Oklahoma native opened with a four-birdie, one-bogey 69 and carded seven circles on Day 2 versus three squares. He conjured seven (of 14) fairways and hit 11 greens in regulation, losing 0.630 strokes off-the-tee and 1.006 around-the-green, but gaining 1.782 on approach and 2.670 on-the-green with 25 total putts.
May 11 - 1:14 PM

Playing out of the penultimate threesome, past champ and World No. 88 Jimmy Walker hung up a 5-under-par 33-34=67 in the final round of the Valero Texas Open to conclude on 14-under 274 (71-69-67-67), up one place to a season-best solo 4th, three shy of overnight co-leader and champion Andrew Landry, who shot 68. UPDATE: This is Walker's first time connecting four sub-par rounds since the 2017 Genesis, 14 months and 25 starts ago, and his first top 5 since the 2016 Deutsche Bank (solo 3rd).

The 2015 winner tipped off that he was ready to contend again with a T20 in his last start at the Masters, finishing with three straight sub-par rounds. He was bogey-free 5-under thru 13 holes today, right in the mix, before two, sloppy bogeys at 14 and 15. The Boerne, Texas, resident did rebound for a birdie-birdie finish to post his seventh top 25 at the VTO, second straight, and third top 10. He hit eight (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, losing 1.071 strokes approaching and 0.036 tee-to-green. The 39-year-old outflanked the two bogeys with seven birdies, No. 1 for the week in total birdies with 24. He circled holes 2, 5, 8, 10, 11 (from 17'4"), 17 and 18, posting 1.455 putts per GIR and 5.161 SG: Putting with 23 total putts. The Baylor product is now 7-for-13 on the season with three top 25s and two top 10s, bettering a T8 at Pebble Beach six starts ago.
Apr 22 - 7:49 PM

Past champ and World No. 88 Jimmy Walker fired a 5-under-par 34-33=67 in the third round of the Valero Texas Open for a 54-hole tally of 9-under 207, up eight spots on the live leaderboard to T5, three short of clubhouse leader Trey Mullinax. UPDATE: With R3 complete, Walker is T5, four back of co-leaders Zach Johnson and Andrew Landry, and will play out of the penultimate threesome on Sunday.

After kicking off with 71-69, the 2015 winner began T13, one shy of the overnight top 10 and five back of co-leaders Zach Johnson and Ryan Moore. He hit seven (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, gaining 1.344 strokes approaching and 1.846 around-the-green. The Boerne, Texas, resident carded seven birdies at holes 1, 2, 11, 12, 15, 16 and 18, outpacing two bogeys at 14 and 17, missing par-savers from 5'8" and 3'10", respectively. His split included three conversions from between 10 and 22 feet, adding a 22-footer from the fringe for birdie-3 at 12. The 39-year-old posted 1.455 putts per GIR and 0.921 SG: Putting with 24 total putts. His most recent (of six) TOUR titles in 294 events is the 2016 PGA Championship (Baltusrol GC) as 54-hole leader.
Apr 21 - 5:30 PM

Jimmy Walker rolls into the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio trying to make his fifth consecutive cut.

Walker struggled in his first few events of the 2018 PGA Tour as he slowly made his way back from a bout with Lyme Disease. He turned in a top-10 finish at Pebble Beach, and he has made the cut in six of his past seven events while starting to play more frequently. Walker was an impressive 20th at the Masters in his last event, and that should give him a nice jump-start heading into the summer. He has really done nice work on the greens, ranking 25th on the PGA Tour in Putts Per Round (28.30), including 19th on the tour in final-round putting.
Apr 18 - 6:02 AM

Jimmy Walker flashed up the leaderboard early in round one of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, styling a 5-under-par 35-32=67 to claim the early title of clubhouse lead as the afternoon wave takes to the course.

The Texan is making his first appearance at Bay Hill since a T8 in 2013 but it's easy to see why he wants to play this week. After struggling during his battle with Lyme disease he's now rattled off top 35s in three of his last four starts. Keeping that good form rolling today, he traded four birdies with one bogey before reaching the par-4 18th. He saved the best for last as he holed out from 132 yards for an unconventional eagle. That eagle gave Walker sole possession of the early clubhouse lead. If it holds by day's end then it'd be Walker's fifth career first-round lead/co-lead, first since last year's WGC-Mexico Championship. He converted one of those leads into a win (2016 PGA Championship) but has also finished outside the top 20 in two of those.
Mar 15 - 1:34 PM

Jimmy Walker built up a big lead during round two of the Valspar Championship before giving all those strokes back, carding an even-par 38-33=71, good for an early seat inside the top 10 on 2-under 140.

The Texan kicked off his day on the 10th tee and blitzed the back nine with four birdies in his opening five holes. That included a 36'2" bunker hole out at the 10th and a 17'7" splash at the 11th. Walker found himself at 6-under at the time, easily good for first place, but it was all downhill from there. The Texan dropped four shots on his way into the clubhouse including a missed 3'5" putt at the 6th which may have stung the most. Despite the sour finish, Walker has to feel great about the opening 36 holes here in Palm Harbor, Florida. Playing his way back into form from Lyme disease, Walker has now recorded rounds of par or better in seven of his last 12 rounds on TOUR.
Mar 9 - 1:07 PM

Jimmy Walker continues to show glimpses of a return to form, peddling a 2-under-par 35-34=69 during round one of the Valspar Championship, just two strokes off the lead set by Corey Conners.

Still working his way back from Lyme disease, piecing together bogey-free rounds has not been easy for Walker over the past year. Battling with blustery conditions at Innisbrook Resort, the wind was no match for this Texan as he carded 16 pars and 2 birdies. The highlight of the round came early at the par-3 fourth where he nearly aced the 189-yard hole, tapping in from inside two feet. Just as important were two clutch par-savers coming down the home stretch, both from just outside 10 feet. Gamers should continue to monitor the form of Walker as the game appears to be rounding back into shape.
Mar 8 - 6:18 PM

Jimmy Walker rolls into the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club this week looking to make his second consecutive cut.

Walker missed the cut in each of his first three events this season, but he has turned things around with cuts made in three of the past four tournaments. That includes a cut made and a 33rd-place finish at The Honda Classic last weekend in Florida. This is his first appearance at Copperhead since the 2013 season when he had a respectable 30th-place showing. He has made the cut in three of his past four events at the course, including a 16th-place finish in 2010.
Mar 7 - 5:01 AM

Beginning off No. 10 tee, past champ and World No. 84 Jimmy Walker fashioned a 5-under-par 34-33=67 in the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am to finish up on 10-under 277, up 32 spots to T9 with play still in progress. UPDATE: With play completed, Walker finished a season-best T8.

After kicking off with 68-69-73, the 2014 winner began T41 on 5-under, four short of the overnight top 10. He found 10 (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation, losing 1.008 strokes off-the-tee but gaining 3.002 approaching-the-green. The 39-year-old circled seven birdies at 10, 14, 18, 2 and 4-6, offset slightly by a double bogey-6 at 3. He recorded 1.667 putts per GIR and 1.750 SG: Putting with 28 total putts. This was the Baylor product's 11th AT&T, seventh top 25 and possibly a fifth top 10. He improves to 2-for-5 on the season, arriving off a T63 at the Farmers two weeks ago. If the top 10 holds, it'll be Walker's first since T9 at the SBS TOC 13 months ago.
Feb 11 - 4:43 PM

Jimmy Walker (illness) hits the links at the Sony Open in Hawaii this week, his first competitive event since the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open last fall.

Walker has been battling Lyme disease for nearly a year now, but he appears to be stronger and ready to go. "Physically 80-90 percent. Mentally hard to say. Lyme fog; you can read about it," Walker said. "I am excited to play. Been a while. Nervous. I've put on 10 pounds since September. Been eating good." He is certainly a player you can cheer for this week, but he is a risky play for fantasy purposes due to the potential of rust after a lengthy layoff. Walker is also a risky pick since he missed the cut in this event last January. He has been all over the board in this event lately, too. He missed the cut last season, but also won the event in back-to-back years in 2014 and 2015.
Jan 10 - 2:29 AM