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Jimmy Walker (golfer)

 

Jimmy Walker (golfer)

Jimmy Walker
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born (1979-01-16) January 16, 1979 (age 35)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence San Antonio, Texas
Career
College Baylor University
Turned professional 2001
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Former tour(s) Nationwide Tour
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Web.com Tour 3
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T52: 2001
The Open Championship CUT: 2013
PGA Championship T21: 2012
Achievements and awards
Nationwide Tour
leading money winner
2004
Nationwide Tour
Player of the Year
2004

Jimmy Walker (born January 16, 1979) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour.

Walker was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. After high school, he attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He is currently a member of the PGA Tour. He played on the Nationwide Tour full-time in 2003 and 2004. In 2004 he was the Nationwide Tour money winner and player of the year. By doing so he earned his PGA Tour card. He only played in nine PGA Tour events in 2005 due to injury, making six cuts. In 2006 he played in 21 PGA Tour events and only made nine cuts. He was not able to retain his card and he went back to the Nationwide Tour in 2007. He finished in 25th place on the Nationwide Tour's money list in 2007 which earned him his PGA Tour card for 2008. He qualified for the PGA Tour in 2009 by going through Q-school in 2008.

Walker finished the 2009 season ranked 125th on the money list, securing the last available tour card for the 2010 season. In 2010 he made his best finish to date with a third place at the Valero Texas Open. He finished 2010 ranked 103rd on the money list. In 2011, Walker had his best season on the PGA Tour. He finished 50th in the FedEx Cup standings and had four top-10 finishes. He followed up a great 2011 season with another good year in 2012. Walker finished the year 64th in the FedEx Cup standings and had six top-10 finishes, including finishing 4th in a tournament twice in the season. Walker made 25 consecutives cuts from the 2012 John Deere Classic to the 2013 Memorial Tournament.

Walker won his first PGA Tour event at the 2013 Frys.com Open, after nine years and 188 PGA Tour starts. He won by two strokes over Vijay Singh after shooting 62-66 over the weekend. The win gave him an exemption into the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, earned him his first ever trip to The Masters, and a PGA Tour card until the end of 2016.[1]

Professional wins (4)

PGA Tour wins (1)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Oct 13, 2013 Frys.com Open −17 (70-69-62-66=267) 2 strokes Fiji Vijay Singh

Nationwide Tour wins (3)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Feb 8, 2004 BellSouth Panama Championship −7 (65-69-70-69=273) 5 strokes United States Tom Scherrer
2 Mar 28, 2004 Chitimacha Louisiana Open −16 (69-64-74-65=272) 1 stroke United States Rick Price
3 Aug 26, 2007 National Mining Association Pete Dye Classic −15 (68-70-68-67=273) 1 stroke United States Justin Hicks, Australia Matt Jones

Results in major championships

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open T52 CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP T21 CUT

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

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