First multiple winner of the 2014 season thanks to its success in Honolulu, in command of the FedEx Cup, but also the points classification of the Ryder Cup, Jimmy Walker began the year as a meteorite. What could be more normal for this passionate astronomy!
Unable to get any victory on the PGA Tour in 187 tournaments, Jimmy Walker, 35 next Thursday, comes from two up to his name in less than three months! After the Frys.com Open on Oct.
13 in California, the first appointment of the 2014 season, it is now the turn of the Sony Open in Hawaii admit defeat. Six starts, two wins, but also a 6th place at CIMB Classic (Oct. 27) and Top 15 (12th at Shriners Hospitals October 20), is what is called take a maximum of confidence for the rest of the season the PGA tour. The American, born in Oklahoma City but living in the year in San Antonio (Texas) wins brilliantly with a total score of 263 (-17), and a final map of 63 (-7) without bogey or a step ahead of Chris Kirk, leader after 54 holes. Winner here in 2002, Jerry Kelly took third place, two strokes Walker.
At Gleneagles In September?
“It took me a while to get there, savoring the champion a few minutes after his triumph, surrounded by his wife and children. Yet I always felt in control and pretty quiet. Without stress. Despite the situation was very tense because we were at least five to claim the final victory when he only had a handful of holes to negotiate. It was written that the tournament would be for me. This has not always been easy but it’s cool golf when it ends like that! ”
With this season crazy, Walker stacks distinctions with great composure. Other than to take the lead in the FedEx Cup with 1233 points, ahead of Chris Kirk and Harris English, two of its fiercest opponents this Sunday at Waialae, he is also in control of the points classification for the Ryder Cup and is guaranteed to be included among the top 35 world ranking updated on Monday (32 exactly). Not forgetting of course the first participation at the Masters validated at the Frys.com Open in October and confirmed in early January.
Henley, Light Anonymity
“It is true that it seems incredible, still a little surprised the principal party. Everybody wants to be in my place. We are only in January. The road is still long before September. But what is taken is not to be taken We’ll see! ”
Meanwhile, we have seen several big game Honolulu U.S. Circuit unable to compete with him. One thinks here of course to Adam Scott, however, wrote a strong last 66 (-4), which is offered on arrival a Top 10 (8th) but remains to be seven strokes behind the winner. Ditto for Matt Kuchar and Zach Johnson, we imagine a more dangerous route certainly less complicated than Kapalua there is one week Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Also finished in 8th place. The same goes for Jason Dufner in tiny form on Sunday in the final round (five birdies, five bogeys), and ended in 29th position -8. And what can be said of Russell Henley, the outgoing titleholder, who owns a record score after 72 holes there one year (256!) And this time, can not do better than a painful 276 (-4 ) for not less laborious 51st Place .Twenty blows apart. A bottomless pit!
Final (Par 70):
1. Jimmy Walker (USA) 263 (-17)
2. Chris Kirk (USA) 264 (-16)
3. Jerry Kelly (USA) 265 (-15)
4. Harris English (USA) 266 (-14)
5. Marc Leishman (Aus) 267 (-13)