T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair .
Hearing the name "Jimmy Walker" and the word "birdie" in the same sentence is a pretty regular occurrence these days.
But on Friday in the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, Walker had a different kind of birdie. In other words, he literally hit a birdy.
At the 387-yard, par-4 17th hole, Walker elected to hit an iron off the tee. He struck the shot well and... it nailed a bird in mid-flight.
Walker made par on the hole and -- more importantly -- it looks like the bird was relatively unharmed.
Walker, a three-time winner on Tour this season, shot a 2-under 68. At 5 under through 36 holes, he's tied for fourth, just two off the lead.
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