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WALKER Jimmy

Jimmy WALKER

USA

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Date of Birth:16/01/1979
Place of BirthOklahoma City, Oklahoma
Turned Pro2001
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Biography

Making his 188th US PGA Tour start, the American earned his first career victory, capturing the 2014 Frys.com Open, after entering the final round trailing 54-hole leader Brooks Koepka by three strokes before a final round 66 led him to victory, topping his previous-best PGA Tour finish of tied second at the 2013 Greenbrier Classic. Not resting on his laurels, became the first two-time winner of the season when he captured his second career victory at the Sony Open in Hawaii. Birdied four of his last five holes to shoot a seven under par 63 to defeat Chris Kirk by one stroke. The win in Hawaii came just four days shy of his 35th birthday and allowed him to regain the lead in the FedExCup points race. Continued his extraordinary form at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, where he entered the final round with a six-shot lead, before hanging on to win by one shot. His third win of his season came in his eighth start of the campaign, meaning he became the fourth player (11 instances) to win three events in eight or fewer starts to begin a season (David Duval, Phil Mickelson and Woods) since 1995. Also became one of nine different players since 2004 to have three or more wins in a season. Learned the game from his father, who was a scratch golfer. Met his wife, Erin, at a Web.com Tour event in 2004, where she was a tournament volunteer. Wife is takes part in equestrian competitions, while father-in-law, Mark Stiegemeier, was the 1975 world champion in freestyle skiing.

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Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 196,694 (2014)

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