World No. 21 and first-round leader Jimmy Walker salvaged an even-par 38-35=73 in today's final round of the SBS Tournament of Champions to finish up his fourth appearance on 14-under 278, down six spots into a three-way T9, eight shy of overnight leader and champion Justin Thomas.
The 37-year-old, a playoff loser here in 2015, began the final round in a three-way T3 on 14-under, four back. Playing out of the penultimate twosome, he found a week-low 10 (of 15) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, losing strokes in all categories, lowlighted by a -1.826 SG: Tee-to-Green. The Texan was 3-over thru eight holes, bogeying the second, seventh (3-putt from 23'2") and eighth, before getting on the board with a 5-footer for birdie-4 at the ninth. He exchanged birdie at the par-4 12th with bogey-6 at 15, but climbed back inside the top 10 with a birdie-birdie finish from 11'11" and 16'4", respectively. This is his first top 10 of the season in three events, with a previous best of T77 (tied last) at the no-cut WGC-HSBC.