Twice As Nice For Jimmy Walker
By mustang6560 on 1/13/14
Jimmy Walker is now a two-time winner on the PGA Tour.
The San Antonio-resident closed with an impressive 7-under-par 63 to best Chris Kirk by one stroke to win the Sony Open.
"I've always felt like I belonged, and you need affirmation every now and then," he said. "The other win was like, 'Yeah, OK, I can do it.' I did it, and I was supposed to be able to do it. Everybody told me I was supposed to do it, and I finally did it. And then it's, 'Well, are you going to be the guy that won that you never hear from again?' It's nice to get it done and do it again today."Add his victory Sunday at Waialae to his victory at the Frys.com Open last fall, and you have the first multiple winner of the 2013-14 PGA Tour season.
It took Jimmy 187 starts to win his first PGA Tour event, and now he's won twice in his last six starts and is leading the FedExCup.
"It took me a long time to do it," Walker said. "I felt very calm and controlled. That's what you've got to feel and do when it's time to win. It's easy to say, hard to do. But today was awesome. Really cool golf."The season is still young, however, Jimmy is in an unfamiliar position — he's headed to Augusta National in April to compete in his first Masters and he's in the Ryder Cup conversation now. He still needs to play a lot more solid golf to earn a spot on the Tom Watson's roster, but I wouldn't be surprised to see him representing Team USA at Gleneagles in September.
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