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Jimmy Walker

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (38) / 1/16/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 180

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Jimmy Walker returns from a break that lasted more than two months as he turns his attention toward TPC Summerlin for this week's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
Walker is 4-for-8 at this event, with the highlights being a trio of top 15s. During the 2015 edition, he said this about the layout, "I’m not the biggest fan of desert golf. This has some holes to it where it’s very deserty and some that look more like a regular golf course." That was en route to a T4 finish on a week that he fired a third-round 62. He may not be a fan of the entire course, but he's certainly proven he can compete here. With one of his sponsors being the Bellagio it makes sense that he would return here on a yearly basis. Gamers looking to play it safe should let Walker ease back into form before re-investing. Oct 31 - 5:28 PM

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Beginning off No. 10 tee, defending champ and World No. 38 Jimmy Walker rebounded for a 2-under-par 35-34=69 in the second round of the 99th PGA Championship to conclude on 8-over 150, up 35 spots to T111 with play still in progress.

The 38-year-old's lap was tied for the low round in the clubhouse from the morning wave on Day 2 before 18-hole co-leader posted a morning 67. Barring a total collapse from the afternoon bunch however, he appears destined for a short week, done-in by a first-round season-worst 10-over 81. In Round 2, he landed seven (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, posting 3.240 SG: Approach-the-Green and 3.724 SG: Tee-to-Green, struggling a bit around-the-green with a -0.867. The Baylor alum squared bogey-5s at Nos. 11, 1 and 9 (failed scrambles), offset by five birdies at 10, 12, 15, 7 and 8, all from inside of nine feet. He recorded 1.714 putts per GIR and 1.347 SG: Putting, taking 30 total putts.
Aug 11 - 1:57 PM

Jimmy Walker hoisted the Wanamaker Trophy at the 2016 PGA Championship hosted by Baltusrol Golf Club, returning this week for a chance to defend his title as the venue moves to Quail Hollow Club.

The Texan opened the 2016 edition with a 5-under 65 to lead by himself after day one. He would co-lead after R2 but ultimately went wire-to-wire en route to his sixth PGA TOUR title, first major championship. Since then, Walker has battled with Lyme disease but is finally getting healthy and playing frequently again. Last week, Walker popped at Firestone Country Club, earning his spot as the 36-hole leader before fading over the weekend. Still a promising sign for a potential return to form. That was the first time Walker had posted back-to-back sub-70 rounds in a tournament since the Honda Classic in February. On the down side, Walker is just 3-for-8 at Quail Hollow Club, but has played it just once since the greens were converted to bermuda grass.
Aug 8 - 12:37 PM

Overnight leader and World No. 39 Jimmy Walker patched together a 4-over-par 41-33=74 in the third round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, falling nine spots to T10 on 3-under 207, six in arrears of 54-hole co-leaders Zach Johnson and Thomas Pieters.

After kicking off in 68-65, the 38-year-old led by two over playing competitor Pieters, who shot 66. He mustered five (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, losing 1.838 strokes off-the-tee and 2.366 tee-to-green. It was a tale of two nines for the Baylor product, going out in birdie-less 6-over, squaring bogey-5s at Nos. 1 and 9, and a pair of double bogey-6s at 6 and 8 (3-putt from 17'10"). He came home in blemish-free 2-under, circling 15 and 16 from 12'3" and 10'1", respectively. The Oklahoma native posted 1.818 putts per GIR and -1.173 SG: Putting, needing 32 total putts.
Aug 5 - 7:05 PM

Jimmy Walker breezed through Firestone Country Club in round two of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, styling a 5-under-par 32-33=65 to record the low round of the day and also grab the clubhouse lead with a two-day tally of 7-under 133.

Walker traded four birdies with a pair of bogeys in round one but turned up the heat today. Despite having to sit through a pair of rain delays, his momentum never swayed as he sprinkled six birdies throughout the card, swallowing just one bogey in the process. His iron play was strong but his flat stick was really the catalyst, splashing home four putts from outside eight feet to gain 3.029 strokes putting on the round. If this lead holds it will go in the books as his eighth career 36-hole lead/co-lead. Walker has converted three of those into wins, most recently last year's PGA Championship. Walker is still recovering from Lyme disease and coming in fresh off a T33 last week in Germany. There doesn't appear to be any jetlag as Walker enters the weekend in the driver's seat.
Aug 4 - 6:28 PM

World No. 38 Jimmy Walker styled a 5-under-par 33-32=65 in the final round of The Greenbrier Classic to finish up on 7-under 273, up 28 places to T14 with play still in progress. UPDATE: With play completed, Walker finished T18.

This was the 38-year-old's sixth Greenbrier, fourth top 25 and possibly a fourth top 10. After opening in 68-70-70, he began T42 on 2-under, six shy of the overnight top 10. The Baylor product hit 11 (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, gaining 1.162 strokes off-the-tee and 1.608 approach-the-green. He squared a lone bogey-5 at the second, camouflaged by six birdies at Nos. 1, 5, 12, and 15-17, three from between 10 and 21 feet. The Oklahoma City native registered 1.615 putts per GIR and 1.793 SG: Putting, taking 26 total putts. This is his seventh top 25 of the season in 17 starts, first since T13 four starts ago at the Valero Texas Open.
Jul 9 - 3:07 PM

World No. 38 Jimmy Walker contests his sixth Greenbrier Classic and arrives at 101st in the FedExCup standings.

Since revealing a Lyme disease diagnosis on April 19th, the day before the start of his adopted hometown event, the Valero Texas Open, the 38-year-old has played only four events in the last 16 weeks. He posted a T13 at TPC San Antonio, chasing with T56 at THE PLAYERS and missed cuts at the U.S. Open and last week's Quicken Loans National. Overall, the Oklahoma native is 11-for-16 on the season with six top 25s and one top 10, a T9 at the no-cut SBS TOC back in January. He's had mixed fortunes at The Old White TPC, missing cuts in 2012 and on last visit in 2014, but bagging T4s in 2010 and 2011, and T2 in 2013, one of three career runner-up finishes in 279 career events.
Jul 5 - 7:13 PM

Jimmy Walker smoothed a 3-under-par 35-34=69 during round two of the Valero Texas Open, staking out a spot inside the top 10 on 5-under 139.

The Texan who announced he's been battling Lyme disease is showing no signs of fatigue so far at TPC San Antonio. Today he opened on the back nine and carded three of his four birdie before the turn. That included the highlight of the round, a hole out from the greenside bunker for birdie at the par-4 11th. Walker coasted home with one birdie and eight pars on his inward nine. The 2015 Valero champ is very comfortable here at the Oaks Course and should be one to watch over the weekend. On the live leaderboard he ranks 19th in strokes gained tee-to-green and T36 in strokes gained putting for the week.
Apr 21 - 1:54 PM

Jimmy Walker announced he's been dealing with Lyme disease since last November, but still plans to give it a go at this week's Valero Texas Open.

Walker previously come out before the Masters to declare he was fighting mononucleosis but he's since been diagnosed with Lyme disease instead. Like mono, Lyme disease causes extreme fatigue and in today's press conference, Walker compared it to having the flu constantly. The Texan has been wrestling with this since Thanksgiving, so this is nothing new, except now he can develop a plan of attack in order to fight the disease. Despite the illness, Walker posted a T18 at the 81st Masters just two weeks ago. The 2015 Valero champ is playing in a home game this week, but the illness does make him a medium-risk option for gamers this week.
Apr 19 - 4:02 PM

Jimmy Walker is dealing with mononucleosis ahead of the 81st Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia.

Last year's PGA Championship winner has been dealing with fatigue since Thanksgiving. AP's Doug Ferguson reported on it with Walker stating, "I've just felt so bad all year. I've had glucose testing, Lyme disease testing and we finally got it figured out." It's nice to have a reasoning for his spotty play this season, but it doesn't make his outlook this week look any better. After the Masters, we have the Texas two-step on tap (RBC Heritage and Valero Texas Open). The Texan likely won't be resting anytime soon, making him a risky option for gamers moving forward.
Apr 5 - 2:53 PM

World No. 24 Jimmy Walker ballooned to a 7-over-par 39-40=79 in the third round of the Shell Houston Open and at 4-over 220, will not have a Sunday tee time, missing the secondary cut of 3-over 219 by one shot.

A total of 81 players made the 36-hole cut (even-par 142) so a second cut of low 70 and ties took place after 54 holes. Walker opened with 69-72, T26, and plummeted 46 spots on the leaderboard to the early exit. On eight (of 14) fairways and nine greens in regulation, he scribbled down just five pars, outbalancing four birdies with seven bogeys and two double bogey-6s. The Oklahoma native was one of 29 players at the SHO who were already in the Masters, 11 of which departed after 36 holes with MC's. Joining him on the bench for Sunday: 220- Jamie Lovemark; Derek Fathauer; Ricky Barnes; Brendon de Jonge; Scott Brown; Jason Kokrak ... 221- Seung-Yul Noh; Cameron Tringale ... 222- Wesley McClain ...223- Richy Werenski.
Apr 1 - 7:25 PM

Jimmy Walker heads home to Texas in preparation of this week's World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play, hosted at Austin Country Club.

The Baylor product arrives with a less-than-stellar track record in the head-to-head department. His career singles record is 3-8-0 which includes a 2-6-0 record at this event. Walker is a streaky player that is tough to beat when his flat stick gets rolling. On the bright side, the Texan will be teeing it up in his home state this week, which may provide a bit of comfort as he takes on Dustin Johnson, Martin Kaymer, and Webb Simpson. Walker is 0-1-0 against DJ and 0-1-0 against Webb Simpson at this event.
Mar 21 - 9:04 PM

Overnight co-leader and World No. 21 Jimmy Walker ballooned to a 3-over-par 36-38=74 in today's second round of the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship to drop 30 spots on the live leaderboard to T31 on 1-under 141.

The 38-year-old wasn't able to replicate his first-round showing, squaring five bogeys and a triple bogey-7 versus three birdies and an eagle. He striped 10 (of 14) fairways and landed 10 greens in regulation, but lost 2.451 strokes off-the-tee and 3.177 tee-to-green. The Baylor product circled birdie-3s at Nos. 1, 4 (from 30'10") and 9, and brushed in an 8-footer for eagle-3 at 15, but swallowed five bogeys and the triple at the par-4 eighth after taking five to get on the surface.
Mar 3 - 6:31 PM

Jimmy Walker raced out of the gates at the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship, firing a 4-under-par 33-34=67 in round one to grab a share of the early clubhouse lead with play still in progress.

Playing in his 13th career WGC event, Walker wasted no time getting into the mix this week. He opened on the back nine and picked off birdies at the par-5 15th (tap-in) and par-3 17th (10'1") before making the turn. That opened the flood gates, as he birdied four of the first six holes on his homeward nine. Walker closed with bogeys at 7 and 8 to leave a sour taste in his mouth, but should be rather pleased with his overall performance on day one. His main tool today was properly gauging the altitude and dialing in his distances, gaining 2.619 strokes approaching-the-green.
Mar 2 - 5:29 PM

World No. 22 Jimmy Walker birdied five of his final six holes en route to a 5-under-par 34-31=65 in the third round of The Honda Classic and a 54-hole total of 6-under 204, up 40 spots to T8 with play still in progress.

The Baylor product has cashed six times in eight previous appearances with a best of T31 in 2006 -- across the street at CC at Mirasol (Sunset). His best at PGA National's Champion Course is T38 in 2008 (67-75-70-72). Combined, this was the 38-year-old's 31st career round and eclipses a previous-best 66 (x2). He made the cut (by one) with laps of 70-69 and was sleepwalking on even-par in R3 thru 12 holes, exchanging birdie at the par-5 third with bogey-5 at 11, before the torrid finish. The Texas resident kicked off the run with a 12-footer for birdie at the par-4 13th and backed it up with a 24-footer from the fringe for birdie-3 at 14. He ended with a three-birdie train, tallying 1.714 putts per GIR and 28 putts total.
Feb 25 - 2:36 PM