Walker Wins US PGA !
Jimmy Walker shot a bogey free final round of 67 to win the US PGA Championship at Baltusrol to finish one shot clear of Jason Day. Walker played 36 holes on Sunday after storms on Saturday saw play suspended and shot rounds of 68 and 67 to finish at -14.
Day, World Number One, shot two rounds of 67 on the Sunday to finish one shot behind Walker, with Daniel Summerhays three shots back at -10. Day said: “It was nice to get the eagle, just to try and make Jimmy think about it but obviously he just played too good all day.”
Branden Grace was going well in the last round and finished with a round of 67 to be at -9 with Brooks Koepka and Hideki Matsuyama.
Henrik Stenson, Open champion and 2010 winner Martin Kaymer were at -8 with Robert Streb and Tyrrell Hatton, Paul Casey and William McGirt were at -7.
Walker started round 4 with a one-shot lead over Day which he kept to the turn as he made nine straight pars with Day making birdies on 5, 9 and 11 to stay close, but Walker made birdie on 17 to give him a 3 shot lead on the 18th tee and Day made eagle on 18 and Walker made par to close play and claim his win. Walker, who won his first US PGA Tour event in October 2013 had been off form recently missing the cut at the US Open and The Open in recent months.
Walker said: “Just to be in it and be there and have a chance and then to finish it off is just so gratifying, it really is,” played solid golf on Sunday and joins Dustin Johnson, Henrik Stenson and Danny Willett in winning his first Major this season.
Stenson birdied 6 to be right there but made a double-bogey on 15, while Kaymer made eagle on 18 to finish with 66.
Tyrrell Hatton shot 68, his third round in the 60s to secure his second consecutive top ten Major finish after his tie for fifth at The Open.
Another great finish in a Major and much to celebrate for Jimmy Walker.