Jimmy Walker took home the Frys.com Open with a final round 66 that left him two clear of the field.
Entering the day in a tie for fourth, thanks to a third round 9-under par 62, Walker needed a solid Sunday performance to have any shot at the title. Walker came out of the gate making two birdies on the first four holes before turning in three under par 32. On the back nine Walker added two more birdies to race to the top and take home the title.
The 54-hole leader, 23 year old Challenge Tour player Brooks Koepka had a fresh outlook on not protecting his the lead, "I just didn't make the shots I needed to win. Congrats to Jimmy on that. He played very well. But just try to learn from the whole experience. Any time you can put yourself in that kind of pressure, it's always good. It you take something from it, that's even better."
The win comes In his eighth season and his 188th tournament. It also earns Walker a spot in the 2014 Masters Tournament, "I felt like I was good enough to be in them, play in them," Walker said. "There's always this big pressure to get into Augusta, and I would press here, press there. You want to be playing in the big stuff. That's what I'm aspiring to do -- play against the world's best."
Just a few short weeks ago, Jimmy Walker opened the 2014 Fedex Cup season with a victory at the Frys.com Open. This week at Waialae Country Club, he added a second victory in the new wraparound PGA Tour season with a win at the Sony Open.
Needing a big round to have any shot at the title, Walker fired a flawless, bogey free round of 63 to stay one shot clear of his playing competitors. His round included five back nine birdies that proved insurmountable to his chasers.
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The win moves Walker to the top of the Fedex Cup leaderboard.
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Jimmy Walker held off his pursuants to take home the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am this weekend on a cold, wet, and windy day on the Monterey Peninsula.
Carrying a six stroke lead into the final round, Walker made it his tournament to win. He proceeded to card a front nine one-under par 35 to keep the big lead. On the back, Walker dropped a few shots but still got the job done by holing a par putt on the famous 18th at Pebble securing tory.
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This is Walker's third victory of the still infantile 2014 PGA Season. The win also increases his lead in the season long 2014 Fedex Cup points race.
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On the European Tour, George Coetzee broke through in Johannesburg for his first Euro Tour victory. Several shots out of the lead to start the final round, Coetzee pieced together a brilliant six-under par round of 66 to win by three in his home country of South Africa.
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Coetzee, who has recorded 24 top 25 finishes on the European tour, added post round, “I’ve been waiting a while and I started doubting, so I’m very happy...I got to share this with my family and my friends. It was my mum’s birthday yesterday and I wanted to do it for her as I forgot to buy her a present!”
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Nearest Competitor - 13%
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