Jimmy Walker hits bird at Colonial

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Jimmy Walker's tee shot on the 17th hole at Colonial on Friday hit a bird mid-flight.
By T.J. Auclair
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Friday, May 23, 2014 | 8:09 p.m.

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.

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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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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.