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Jimmy Walker

United StatesUnited States

Start Position
77
Current Position
To Par: +4
Total Strokes: 71 - 77 : 148
T22   T99
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Updated: Thursday, 12 Aug 2010 06:58 PM
  • Birthplace: Oklahoma City, OK
  • Residence: San Antonio, TX
  • Age: 31
  • Turned Pro: 2001

Nationwide Tour Victories

(3) 2004,BellSouth Panama Championship, Chitimacha Louisiana Open. 2007,National Mining Association Pete Dye Classic.

2010 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$209,727 (131)

PGA TOUR Best Round

66 at Round 2, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. 66 at Round 2, The Honda Classic.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

T5-- Turning Stone Resort Championship.

2009 Season Highlights

Recovered from a 2005 neck injury, made 15 of 24 cuts on the PGA TOUR, highlighted by a pair of top-10 finishes, as he was the last player to earn his fully exempt TOUR card...Posted first top-10 of season with a T8 at the Buick Open, including a second-round 64 which equaled his season low (64/Round 2/John Deere Classic)...Earned a career-best finish at Turning Stone Resort Championship with a T5 which moved him inside the top 125 on the money list to No. 123...Fell to No. 126 after missing the cut at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open when he had the flu...After withdrawing from the Frys.com Open because of an injured left shoulder, fell to 130th on the money list...Finished T15 at the season-ending Children's Miracle Network Classic, shooting 68-69 on the weekend, to jump to 125th, the final spot to retain a full exemption for 2010. After a double bogey on the next-to-last hole, got up and down on the 72nd hole for par to take the final spot. Finished $2,997 ahead of No. 126 Will MacKenzie.

Career Highlights

2009: Recovered from a 2005 neck injury, made 15 of 24 cuts on the PGA TOUR, highlighted by a pair of top-10 finishes, as he was the last player to earn his fully exempt TOUR card...Posted first top-10 of season with a T8 at the Buick Open, including a second-round 64 which equaled his season low (64/Round 2/John Deere Classic)...Earned a career-best finish at Turning Stone Resort Championship with a T5 which moved him inside the top 125 on the money list to No. 123...Fell to No. 126 after missing the cut at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open when he had the flu...After withdrawing from the Frys.com Open because of an injured left shoulder, fell to 130th on the money list...Finished T15 at the season-ending Children's Miracle Network Classic, shooting 68-69 on the weekend, to jump to 125th, the final spot to retain a full exemption for 2010. After a double bogey on the next-to-last hole, got up and down on the 72nd hole for par to take the final spot. Finished $2,997 ahead of No. 126 Will MacKenzie. 2008: Regained exempt status for 2009 with a T11 finish at the Qualifying Tournament. Made 13 cuts in 24 starts, with three top-25 finishes...Posted one top-25 finish in five starts on the Nationwide Tour, a T19 at the Utah Championship. 2007: Made the cut in 21 of 29 starts on the Nationwide Tour. Finished the season as the final Tour graduate in the 25th spot...Notched the third win of his career at the National Mining Association Pete Dye Classic. Trailed by seven strokes entering the final round but fired a 5-under 67 to wipe out the deficit and win by one over Justin Hicks and Matthew Jones. Collected $108,000 with the victory, moving to No. 16 on the money list. 2006: Made the cut in nine of 21 starts on the PGA TOUR. Finished the season No. 202 on the money list, with his best finish a T24 at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee. 2005: Limited to nine events on the PGA TOUR due to neck injury suffered in Hawaii, two days prior to start of the Sony Open at the beginning of the season. Did not play after May, with best finish a 17th-place showing at the MCI Heritage. 2004: Became second-youngest player to earn Nationwide Tour Player of the Year honors after winning twice and finishing No. 1 on the money list with $371,346. At 25, trailed only 1996 winner Stewart Cink, who was 23 when he won the award...Recorded seven top-10s...Captured his first career victory at the inaugural BellSouth Panama Championship, with rounds of 65-69-70-69, making him the only player to post par-or-better scores all four days. His 7-under 273 was good for a five-stroke victory over Tom Scherrer. Collected a career-best $90,000...Claimed his second title in only the fourth event of the year at the Chitimacha Louisiana Open, making him the quickest in Tour history to win two events so early in the season, topping the old mark set in 1990 by Dick Mast, who won his second title of the year in the season's eighth event. Entered the final round eight shots off of the lead in Louisiana, marking the second-largest, come-from-behind victory in Tour history. His victory helped secure Nationwide Tour Player of the Month honors for March...Posted runner-up finishes at the Virginia Beach Open and the Albertsons Boise Open. Other top-10 finishes were posted at the Jacob's Creek Open (T8), Henrico County Open (sixth) and the Knoxville Open (T4)...Finished second in All Around Ranking, fourth in Total Eagles, fifth in Birdie Average and Scoring Average, sixth in Putting Average and ninth in Driving Distance. 2003: Made the cut in 13 of 18 events on the Nationwide Tour, with 10 top-25 appearances. Finished the season No. 31 on the money list, with $146,516 and three top-5s, at the Permian Basin Charity Golf Classic (T2), Oregon Classic (T3) and Chattanooga Classic (T4)...Became just the eighth player in Tour history to post three eagles in a round, doing so during the third round of the Chattanooga Classic...Had the longest streak of consecutive rounds of par or better with 30...Ranked in the top 10 in 13 statistical categories...Also captured wins on the Tight Lies Tour. 2002: Made the cut in eight of 10 starts on the Nationwide Tour, with a pair of top-10 finishes...Won the Scottsdale Swing at Eagle Mountain on the Canadian Tour...Won events on the Gateway Tour. 2001: Played in the U.S. Open at Southern Hills, where he T52. His second-round 66 tied for the third-best round of the week, behind only 64s by Mark Brooks (second round) and Tom Kite (fourth round). Amateur: Was an All-American selection at Baylor University.

Personal

Learned the game from his father, who was a scratch golfer...Biggest thrill in golf so far has been playing in the 2001 U.S. Open...Met his wife, Erin, at a Nationwide Tour event in 2004 where she was a tournament volunteer.

Other Information

Regained fully exempt status for 2009 with a T11 finish at the 2008 PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament. Made 13 cuts in 24 starts on the PGA TOUR in 2008, with three top-25 finishes. Posted one top-25 finish in five starts on the Nationwide Tour in 2008, a T19 at the Utah Championship. Made the cut in 21 of 29 starts on the 2007 Nationwide Tour. Finished the season as the final Tour graduate in the 25th spot. Notched the third win of his career at the National Mining Association Pete Dye Classic. Trailed by seven strokes entering the final round but fired a 5-under 67 to wipe out the deficit and win by one over Justin Hicks and Matthew Jones. Collected $108,000 with the victory, moving to No. 16 on the money list. Made the cut in nine of 21 starts on the PGA TOUR in 2006. Finished the season No. 202 on the money list, with his best finish a T24 at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee. Limited to nine events on the 2005 PGA TOUR due to neck injury suffered in Hawaii, two days prior to start of the Sony Open at the beginning of the season. Did not play after May, with best finish a 17th-place showing at the MCI Heritage. In 2004, became second-youngest player to earn Nationwide Tour Player of the Year honors after winning twice and finishing No. 1 on the money list, with $371,346. At 25, trails only Stewart Cink, who was 23 when he won the award in 1996. Captured his first career victory at the inaugural BellSouth Panama Championship. His 7-under 273 was good for a five-stroke victory over Tom Scherrer. Claimed his second title in only the fourth event of the year at the Chitimacha Louisiana Open, making him the quickest in Tour history to win two events, topping the old mark set in 1990 by Dick Mast, who won his second title of the year in the season's eighth event. Entered the final round eight shots off of the lead in Louisiana, marking the second-largest come-from-behind victory in Tour history. Made the cut in 13 of 18 events on the 2003 Nationwide Tour. Finished the season No. 31 on the money list with three top-fives, including a season-best T2 at the Permian Basin Charity Golf Classic. Also captured wins on the Tight Lies Tour. Made the cut in eight of 10 starts on the 2001 Nationwide Tour, with a pair of top-10 finishes. Won the Scottsdale Swing at Eagle Mountain on the Canadian Tour. Won events on the Gateway Tour. Played in the 2001 U.S. Open at Southern Hills CC, where he T52. His second-round 66 tied for the third-best round of the week, behind only 64s by Mark Brooks (second round) and Tom Kite (fourth round). Was an All-American selection at Baylor University. Learned the game from his father, who was a scratch golfer. Biggest thrill in golf so far has been playing in the 2001 U.S. Open. Met his wife, Erin, at a Nationwide Tour event in 2004 where she was a tournament volunteer.