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Jimmy Walker

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

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Two-time champ Jimmy Walker pieced together a 3-under-par 33-34=67 in today's second round of the Sony Open in Hawaii but at 2-under 71-67=138, missed the cut by one stroke.
A total of 82 players from a field of 142 pros and two amateurs made the cut of 3-under 137 so a second cut of low 70 and ties will take place after 54 holes. As for Walker, the back-to-back winner in 2014 and 2015 (the latter by nine shots), he arrived a bit under-the-weather and never fully recovered from four straight bogeys and five in his first six holes to begin the tourney. Thru 36 complete, the 37-year-old ranked 141st in driving accuracy at 32.14 percent (9/28) and 125th in SG: Putting (-2.675). Other early departures include: 138- Harris English; 2002 champ Jerry Kelly; Smylie Kaufman; Jason Dufner; Patrick Rodgers; Harold Varner III ... 139- Brandt Snedeker; Cody Gribble ... 140- Paul Casey; 2006 champ David Toms ... 141- Chris Kirk; Keegan Bradley; Ryan Palmer. Jan 13 - 11:18 PM

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Two-time champ Jimmy Walker returns to Waialae Country Club for his 11th appearance at this week's Sony Open in Hawaii.

Walker's results at the Sony Open are much like his career, late-blooming. The Texan posted a 3-for-6 record in his first six visits but is 4-for-4 since, including back-to-back wins in 2014 and 2015. On three occasions he's found himself T4 or better after 54 holes here. That is similar to last week when he found himself T3 thru 54 at the SBS Tournament of Champions before fading on Sunday to finish T9 on Sunday. Despite the disappointing finish, there was a lot of good for Walker to takeaway from last week's performance at Kapalua. Gamers should consider him in all formats this week.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jan 10 - 9:12 PM

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.
Jan 8 - 9:30 PM

First-round leader Jimmy Walker carded a 3-under-par 34-36=70 in the third round of the SBS Tournament of Champions to reach 14-under 205, four in arrears to 54-hole leader Justin Thomas who shot 67.

The 37-year-old began the third round in a two-way T3, one back of Thomas and Ryan Moore, and remained T3 but fell three swings further back. He circled five birdies versus two bogeys on 11 (of 15) fairways and 16 greens in regulation, posting a -0.456 SG: Putting and a pedestrian 1.813 putts per GIR. The Boerne, Texas, resident squared the eighth and 14th on failed scrambles and circled holes 1, 5, 9, 13 and 15, including a 17'6" roll at the par-4 13th and a 26-footer at the par-4 first. He had a golden chance to circle the difficult par-4 17th, but missed from 5'9". The first two of Walker's six TOUR wins were come-from-behind and the last four have been as a 54-hole leader.
Jan 7 - 9:45 PM

Overnight leader Jimmy Walker settled for a 3-under-par 34-36=70 during the second round of the SBS Tournament of Champions, dropping two spots on the leaderboard as he heads into the weekend on 11-under 135.

Walker started the day with a two-shot cushion but The Plantation Course at Kapalua does not allow you to sit back and relax with a lead. After R1 where he found 17 GIR, he landed three fewer greens today and his putter disappeared for most of the round, as well. The Texan missed four putts from inside 10 feet, losing 0.305 strokes putting on the day. Regardless of the minor setback, Walker is still positioned nicely, just one stroke off the co-leaders after two days of action. Over the weekend Walker will be in search of his seventh career PGA TOUR victory, with two already coming in the state of Hawaii at the Sony Open.
Jan 6 - 10:21 PM

Jimmy Walker was nearly flawless en route to a bogey-free, 8-under-par 31-34=65 in round one of the SBS Tournament of Champions, staking his claim of the clubhouse lead.

The Texan was dialed in with his irons and wedges today, missing just one green in regulation (coming late in the round at the par-4 17th). Looking at that slightly different, he gained 2.854 strokes approaching-the-green. Remarkably, he gained even more with the flat stick (+3.484 strokes putting). Notable par-breaking putts included 17'10" and 38'4" splashes at the par-4 fourth and par-5 fifth holes, respectively. Equally impressive was a crucial 17'4" par-saver at the par-4 17th to keep his blemish-free round intact. Walker continues to feast in the state of Hawaii (two wins at the Sony Open and two previous top 10s here at Kapalua) and there is no indications of him slowing down.
Jan 5 - 9:37 PM

Jimmy Walker returns to one of his favorites states, Hawaii, as he readies for this week's SBS Tournament of Champions.

Walker has 23 career top 5s and four of them have come in Hawaii, including a solo second-place finish at this very event just two years ago. That year he was T3 or better after all four rounds. The Texan has proven time and again that he excels in windy, coastal conditions. The late-bloomer has found his way to Maui four straight years now, earning his spot this year with a massive win at the PGA Championship. Walker finished T21 in his Kapalua debut (2014) but has returned with a couple of top 10s since then. Gamers should have Walker firmly on their radars this week.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jan 2 - 8:35 AM

Jimmy Walker readies for his third appearance at the Hero World Challenge as he sets his eyes on Albany in The Bahamas.

Walker posted a T15 in his 2014 HWC debut, which was played at Isleworth G&CC in Windermere, Florida. He returned last year to collect a T8 while taking on the same venue as he's prepping to see this week, Albany. Over the course of the week he circled 27 birdies but eight bogeys and one double proved to be too costly, finishing eight strokes off the torrid pace set by Bubba Watson. Walker is no stranger to success while playing island golf, winning the Sony Open twice, but with Albany playing as an inland desert setup, this week's test will be a bit different. Walker should be considered as a boom-or-bust option this week in DFS formats.
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Tue, Nov 29, 2016 07:58:00 AM

Jimmy Walker and Rickie Fowler fused to hit a sparkling 3-under-par 33-36=69 in the third round of the World Cup of Golf at Kingston Heath GC; the American duo head into the final round on 10-under 206, solo second and four shots behind the leader Denmark.

In the notoriously tricky foursomes format the U.S. pair synced in style, making a move of two places up the leaderboard and setting up a final round challenge with the flying Danes. Four shots is a big advantage, but the betterball format of the last day offers hope of quick gains. Walker will aim to maintain his stellar putting form after he slotted a number of superb birdie clinchers. He drained a birdie from 12'0" at the 5th and from 25'0" at the 9th before Fowler set him up for a relatively easy 4'0" opportunity at the 17th with a stunnning approach. Earlier they had also ticked the par-three 2nd and par-five 8th. There were bogeys at the 1st (due to a three-putt) and 7th, but their 69 was bettered by no team and equalled by only one. They are seeking a neat 25th title for their nation. "Last group is a nice place to be," said Walker. "We're excited."
Sat, Nov 26, 2016 04:05:00 AM

United States duo Jimmy Walker and Rickie Fowler combined for a bogey-free 5-under-par 33-34=67 in Friday's fourballs at the World Cup of Golf in Australia but fell five shots off the pace at the midpoint.

At 7-under 137, they're T4 and still in the title hunt but endured a frustrating day at Kingston Heath with 14 of their 27 rivals managing to shoot lower. That included a 60 from three-shot leaders Denmark, who lead at 12-under. Walker and Fowler were only able to put up red numbers at two of the opening 10 holes, those circles coming at 5 and 7. They went on a run with three birdies in four holes from the 12th before closing with three pars. "We just struggled getting it close. We just didn't make enough birdies today," said Walker. "Tomorrow's another day and we're looking forward to it." The pair shot 70 in the first wave of foursomes on Thursday to lie T2 so will hope they can shine again playing alternate shot on Saturday.
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Fri, Nov 25, 2016 03:27:00 AM

Fuelled by a holed bunker shot at 13, the United States duo of Jimmy Walker and Rickie Fowler hoisted up a 2-under-par 35-35=70 in round one of the World Cup of Golf in Australia, good enough for T2.

That's just a single swing behind leaders Spain. An opening bogey in Thursday's first set of foursomes at Kingston Heath didn't put the US duo off and they balanced the books when Walker drained a 50-foot bomb for birdie at 5. After a run of seven pars, Walker holed out from sand at 13 for another circle and they followed it with birdies at 14 and 15 before giving a shot back at 16. Two closing pars completed a solid first lap. Praising his partner, Walker said: "He putted really good, made some great clutch (par) putts that really saved us in the middle of the day. It played tough, anything under par was a good score. It really was a battle." Fowler added: "It wasn't playing easy out there. You know, we’re going to miss shots in alternate shot, it’s just the way it is." They now turn their attention to Friday's fourballs.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Thu, Nov 24, 2016 03:11:00 AM

The United States have the most wins of any nation at the World Cup of Golf and will enter this week's edition with Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker looking to add another win to the record books.

Team U.S.A. has won 24 of the 57 past runnings of this event, with the next closest nations being Australia and South Africa with just 5 wins, a piece. If you dive deeper into the current history, however, you'll see the domination dwindle as they've won just one time in the last 11 World Cups. That one victory came in 2011 when Matt Kuchar and Gary Woodland took care of business at Mission Hills Haikou in Hainan, China. This week they have Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker on their side, both making their debut at the World Cup of Golf. The duo certainly has a history of playing together, going 1-1-0 in the 2015 Presidents Cup and 0-1-3 in their 2014 Ryder Cup team matches. Their cachet alone puts them near the top of any pre-tournament power rankings this week.
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Mon, Nov 21, 2016 04:10:00 PM

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.
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 07:07:00 AM

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.
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Wed, Sep 21, 2016 11:02:00 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.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 03:28:00 PM