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Jimmy Walker |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (36) / 1/16/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 180
College: Baylor University

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Jimmy Walker found only four (of 14) fairways at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club on Friday, but he still authored an 8-under-par 31-32=63 in today's second round of the Quicken Loans National.
The diameter of a hole in golf is just 4¼ inches, but it had to look much bigger to Walker today. Despite his imprecision off the tee, he hit 16 greens in regulation, and then connected for an eagle and seven birdies. His eagle was a gift at the par-4 second hole where his drive found a fairway bunker. From that lie 112 yards out, the 36-year-old holed out for the 2. Meanwhile, five of his birdies disappeared from outside 10 feet, including a 10-yarder from the fringe at the par-4 12th. His longest conventional conversions ran 30'8" and 22'6" at Nos. 4 and 7, respectively. Walker also salvaged from just outside 10 feet at the par-3 11th. At 8-under 134, he's just one stroke off the 36-hole clubhouse lead. Jul 31 - 1:36 PM

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Jimmy Walker tees it up at this week's Quicken Loans National in Gainesville, Virginia.

At No. 14 in the Official World Golf Ranking, Walker is one of only three in this week's field that rank inside the top 20, alongside Nos. 7 (Justin Rose-defending champ) and 8 (Rickie Fowler). He's not fared very well at the QLN going 2-for-4 with a T32 in 2012 his best showing. The 36-year-old has won twice this year (on 17 events) taking the titles at the Sony Open and the Valero Texas Open and has also finished runner-up two times. Walker, idle since a T30 at The Open Championship, was bounced to third in the FedExCup standings last week by Bubba Watson's runner-up finish at the RBC Canadian Open. Over the last two seasons, Walker has held the No. 1 or No. 2 spot in the FEC standings an astounding 65 of 78 weeks. He's No. 1 on TOUR in strokes gained: putting (.844), fourth in birdie average (4.34) and ninth in scoring average (69.90).
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jul 28 - 3:25 PM

Jimmy Walker kept a bogey off his card in a 5-under-par 33-32=65 in round one of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.

Walker visited more of Gullane GC than he would have wanted after splitting just 7 (of 14) fairways and hitting only 12 greens in regulation but the American was 6-for-6 in scrambling. With the morning wave complete, that puts him in a tie for second and just two swings behind leader Thorbjorn Olesen. Walker was T41 in this event at Royal Aberdeen last year and also played in the 2014 Ryder Cup in Scotland last year. He'll be hoping for a strong performance this week ahead of the Open Championship at St Andrews and he's certainly got off to the right start.
Jul 9 - 8:34 AM

Jimmy Walker joins up with fellow American Zach Johnson and England's Ian Poulter in the first two rounds of the 115th U.S. Open in University Place, Washington.

Walker, No. 11 in the Official World Golf Ranking, finished T9 in last year's edition at Pinehurst No. 2, a triumphant return having last played the championship in 2002. It's also noteworthy in that it was one of three top-10 finishes at the 2014 major championships, the lone detractor being a T26 at the Open Championship. Already a multiple winner in 2015, Walker strolls in at No. 2 in the FedExCup standings, registering wins at the Sony Open and at his hometown Valero Texas Open in San Antonio. The 36-year-old fell off the radar for four starts after the VTO, posting a T38 at the Masters; a group stage exit (0-3 record) at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play; a missed cut at THE PLAYERS; and a T65 at the Crown Plaza Invitational. It should be noted however, that he injured his wrist in the first round at Augusta. All is forgiven, and apparently healed, as he returned to form with a T2 in his last start at the AT&T Byron Nelson.
Source: USOpen.com
Jun 17 - 10:11 AM

Jimmy Walker finished off his AT&T Byron Nelson Championship with a 3-under-par 33-33=66 for a 72-hole aggregate of 14-under 263, four shots behind the winner Steven Bowditch. UPDATE: Walker finished in a three-way tie for second with Jimmy Walker and Scott Pinckney.

Walker looked for dead after consecutive bogeys on Nos. 11 and 12, particularly with the leader Steven Bowditch, registering birdies on the same. The Texan would respond however, with a chip-in eagle on the par-5 16th, and birdie-2 on the 17th (his third on the day) but would run out of holes. The 36-year-old began his round in a five-way tie for second and two shots back of Bowditch. Things looked promising with five straight one-putt greens, including par breakers on Nos. 4 and 5, but his round would stagnate, playing his next 10 holes in 2-over. Walker was bidding to become the first three-time winner of the season, but will instead add his first top 10 at the BNC (in 10 appearances) and second runner-up of his 2014-15 campaign.
May 31 - 5:57 PM

Overnight co-leader Jimmy Walker submitted a 2-under-par 34-33=67 after today's third round of the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship and is part of a five-way tie for second place that includes Dustin Johnson, Scott Pinckney, Jonathan Randolph and Jon Curran.

Walker followed rounds of 64-66 with his 2-under effort in the third round to post 11-under 197, two shots back of the leader Steven Bowditch. The Texas native struggled with his ball-striking throughout his round, squaring three bogeys against five birdies. Walker was even par through 14 holes, but was able to collect himself enough to circle birdies on two of his last four to get back into the Sunday conversation. The 36-year-old, already a two-time winner in 2015, is in rare air at the TPC Four Seasons, having not logged a top 10 in nine previous editions.
May 30 - 10:03 PM

Jimmy Walker followed his opening 64 at the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship with a 3-under-par 34-32=66 in today's second round, reaching the midpoint in 9-under 130 and share of the 36-hole lead.

Walker has to be happy to have snuck in his entire round today. Play was suspended at the beginning of the day due to unplayable conditions all over TPC Four Seasons due to four-and-a-half inches of overnight rain. Walker opened with six pars before lassoing his first of five birdies at the par-5 seventh hole. He covered bogey-5s at Nos. 12 and 15 with birdies at 11, 13, 14 and 16. His 12 birdies overall ranks second in the field to co-leader Steven Bowditch's 15. Walker will enter the weekend in pursuit of his third title of the season. You'll recall that he won thrice last season after failing to find paydirt in his first 187 starts on the PGA TOUR.
May 29 - 10:00 PM

Jimmy Walker turned in a 6-under-par 34-30=64 in today's opening round of the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship, finishing with sole possession of the clubhouse lead.

This is refreshing. Since winning at home in San Antonio, he's gone without a top 35. Today's score is also his lowest at TPC Four Seasons where he has only one top 25, and that was but a T23 in 2009. He went 5-for-5 in scrambling but couldn't escape the par-4 14th where he three-putted for bogey from inside 40 feet. Elsewhere, Walker poured in seven birdies including five on his inward side. But his longest fell from 10'4" at the par-4 10th where he opened the loop and from off the green eight yards away at the par-4 12th. He also connected for a par save from 12 feet at the par-4 18th.
May 28 - 2:02 PM

Jimmy Walker tees it up for a third time at this week's Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial and slots in at second in the FedExCup standings.

Surprising enough, the San Antonio resident has only graced Colonial CC twice in his career. Walker went T56 in his 2011 CPI debut and returned after a two-year recess to place T10 (T5 after 54 holes) in last year's edition, settling for an even-par 70 in the final round. The 36-year-old is one of three players on TOUR this season to have won multiple times having claimed victory at the Sony Open in January and the Valero Texas Open in March. In his last three loops, he battled through a first-round wrist injury at the Masters to finish T38, went winless (0-3) at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play, and missed the cut at THE PLAYERS.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 19 - 8:11 PM

Jimmy Walker went 1-for-2 in his World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship debut last year and arrives at TPC Harding Park for another crack at it.

The late-bloomer made quick work of Branden Grace last year before losing to his eventual Ryder Cup partner-in-crime, Rickie Fowler. Walker will enjoy the venue relocation to California as he's collected a pair of PGA TOUR victories in the state. On the flip side, his draw is not so favorable as he's paired with the match-play wizard Ian Poulter in addition to Webb Simpson and Gary Woodland.
Apr 27 - 11:59 PM

Jimmy Walker concluded the Masters with a 2-under-par 34-36=70 to post 3-over 289.

This is far from the expectation, but at least he leaves Augusta, Georgia, with some success and a memory of a hole-out. Walker found only 11 greens in regulation today, but he converted five birdies to help offset three bogeys. He may have authored the early shot of the day at the par-3 fourth hole. After finding a bunker off the tee, his escape landed well past the hole, but he used the slope to perfection as the ball disappeared for birdie. The FedExCup points leader learned live on Golf Channel this week that he was grouped with Tiger Woods. As it concerns most of Woods' playing partners, that's an immediate red light for gamers, so in that context it's not surprising that Walker wasn't a presence. He also dealt with potential injury in his left wrist in the opening round when he hit 12 greens in regulation even though that was more than on any other day thereafter.
Apr 12 - 2:42 PM

Jimmy Walker has decided not to compete in this week's Shell Houston Open.

Given his four-shot victory at home on Sunday and with the Masters on deck, gamers won't mind this decision. He'll now get a chance to rest and recharge before taking another swing at his first win in a major. UPDATE: About 90 minutes after his WD was announced, Walker released the following statement: "The City of Houston and Tournament Director Steve Timms have always been very good to me throughout my career. Following my win at the Valero Texas Open, I went to Augusta in order to prepare for the Masters. Unfortunately, I soon realized that I was not feeling well and needed to get better before next week. I look forward to returning to Houston in future years."
Source: PGATOUR.com
Mar 31 - 2:10 PM

Jimmy Walker glided to victory at the Valero Texas Open with a 2-under-par 36-34=70 in the final round to end his week at 11-under 277.

It was a runaway for Walker as he ends his week four strokes ahead of Jordan Spieth. The champ circled five birdies and squared three bogeys at TPC San Antonio today. Three of those birdies fell from between 15-18 feet, as he was able to call upon the flat stick when he needed it. He led the tournament in both greens in regulation and strokes gained: putting, which is a deadly combination. Perhaps sleeping in his own bed this week had an impact on his play. This is his second win on the PGA TOUR in 2014-15 (Sony Open) and the fifth of his career. Walker is the first player to win for the second time on TOUR this season. Clearly his game is in excellent shape with the Masters just around the corner, but he'll gear up with one more primer at this week's Shell Houston Open.
Mar 29 - 5:52 PM

Jimmy Walker crafted a 3-under-par 35-34=69 in the third round of the Valero Texas Open and leads by four strokes over Jordan Spieth at 9-under 207 with 18 holes remaining.

Walker took advantage of the scoring holes at TPC San Antonio, racking up birdies on each of the four par 5s and the drivable par-4 17th. The only exception was his 12'9" birdie on the par-4 sixth hole. He also spread three bogeys across his round. He landed 12 GIR on the round, and he is tied for tops in the field with 37 for the tournament. The winner of the 2015 Sony Open also ranks first in strokes gained: putting, which is quite the deadly combination. Should he hold on and win, he would be the first player in 2014-15 to pick up multiple wins on the PGA TOUR. The recent trend has been for 54-hole leaders to struggle, but Walker's cushion along with his growing pedigree are working in his favor.
Mar 28 - 6:12 PM

Jimmy Walker chased his opening 71 at the Valero Texas Open with a 5-under-par 34-33=67 to post 6-under 138, good for outright possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: His aggregate held up. Walker enters the weekend with a one-stroke lead over Aaron Baddeley and Charley Hoffman.

He's halfway to the home win. Walker went 5-for-5 in scrambling today, but still squared a bogey when he three-jacked the green at the par-4 17th from inside 58 feet. It was merely a speed bump hidden among six birdies, four of which from 10 feet or longer. The highlights disappeared from 22'1" at the par-4 10th, where he opened his round, and 18'8" at the par-3 seventh, which was the second of three straight birdies coming home. In addition to sitting atop the leaderboard when he signed his card, the Texan led the field in greens in regulation (25) and strokes gained: putting (6.522 at last check).
Mar 27 - 2:01 PM