Jimmy Walker gets gag gift from his friends back home
If you worry that winning three PGA Tour events this season, dominating the FedExCup points list and rising into the top 20 in the world ranking might have given Jimmy Walker the big head, then fret no more.
Walker, who plays out of the Cordillera Golf Club near San Antonio, has a group of friends who definitely aren't shy about pointing out his on-course failings, rare though they have been this season.
He found that out just the other day, when he returned home from a stretch of events to find a certain hilarious memento at his locker. Walker was one of the favorites at his hometown Valero Texas Open a few weeks ago, but made a double bogey on the first hole of his second round thanks to a few too many shots on the green.
And thus, he received this:
My good buds at home keeping me real.....4 putt on 1 at Valero. I now own the new putter till someone earns it! pic.twitter.com/GmtXKBdKeI
— Jimmy Walker (@JimmyWalkerPGA) April 18, 2014
Good guy that he is, Walker accepted his prize in the proper spirit. "My good buds at home keeping me real.....4 putt on 1 at Valero," he tweeted. "I now own the new putter till someone earns it!"