WALKER Jimmy

Jimmy WALKER

USA

Biography

ResidenceBoerne, Texas, USA
Date of Birth:16/01/1979
Place of BirthOklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Height & Weight6ft 2in 12st 8lbs (188cm 80kgs)
FamilyWife: Erin (m. 2005); Children: McLain (2011), Beckett (2013)
InterestsFishing, car racing, astrophotography
Turned Pro2001
Qualifying School

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Biography

Completed the set of first-time Major Championship winners in 2016 as he went wire-to-wire to claim victory at the US PGA Championship. He faced 36 holes on Sunday at Baltusrol Golf Club after storms saw much of day three washed out but he recorded rounds of 68 and 67 to finish at 14 under and hold off the challenge of defending champion Jason Day. Won for the first time on his 188th US PGA Tour start, capturing the 2014 Frys.com Open in October 2013. Went into the final round three shots off the lead but a 66 gave him the title. Added a second win at the 2014 Sony Open in Hawaii, birdieing four of his last five holes for a 63 and a one shot win, and continued that fine form to claim the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am later that month. Went into the final round with a six shot lead before hanging on to win by one shot, becoming the fourth player to win three events in the first eight or fewer events of a season (joining David Duval, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods) since 1995. Made his Ryder Cup debut at Gleneagles in 2014, contributing two and a half points from five matches. Captured two more US PGA Tour titles in early 2015, successfully defending the Sony Open in Hawaii and then adding the Valero Texas Open. 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. His father-in-law, Mark Stiegemeier, was the 1975 world champion in freestyle skiing.

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European Tour Wins1
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
OWGR24
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 1,627,295 (2016)

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Professional Ryder Cup 2014, 16 (winners) World Cup 2016 Presidents Cup 2015 (winners)

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