Jimmy Walker is a professional golfer from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He plays on the PGA Tour. He has won six times on the PGA Tour so far. His major win was in 2016 when he won the PGA Championship title.
Birth Facts, Family and Childhood
Jimmy Walker was born on January 16, 1979, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. His full name is James William Walker. His father is James Carter Walker and his mother’s name is Lorena Walker. The Walkers moved to Texas when Jimmy was still a kid somewhere near San Antonio.
Jimmy attended the Canyon High School in New Braunfels, Texas. In 1997, he graduated from his high school and attended Baylor University. The university is located in Waco, Texas. he played golf at the Baylor’s and after graduation, he turned professional at the age of 22.
Early Profession and Career
Jimmy started his professional career in 2001. He started playing on the Nationwide Tour throughout 2003 and 2004. The first two professional events that he won are BellSouth Panama Championship and Chitimacha Louisiana Open. The Nationwide tour not only brought him fortunes but also paved his way to his PGA career.
His early career in the PGA was not a huge success neither it let him be deprived economically. In 2005, Walker was unable to play the full season due to his injury. He played his first full season in 2006 at the PGA tour and ended 202 on the money list.
He was not qualified for the 2007 season so he played in the Nationwide tour again and ended 25th on the money list.This qualified him for the 2008 PGA Tour. He barely made it to the 2009 season with 13 cuts in 24 events, with three top-25 finishes.
The 2009 season was a little better for Jimmy and he was 125th on the money list and secured the last available tour card for the next season. His PGA Tour got better in 2010-12. By the end of 2013 season, Walker finished T2, T3, and T4 and earned more than $2 million.
Jimmy won his first PGA Tour event in 2014 at the 2013 Frys.com Open against Vijay Singh by just two strokes (62-66). The victory got him into the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, his first trip to the Masters Tournament and a PGA tour card until the end of 2016.
Throughout 2014-2016 Jimmy won three more PGA Tour and found his way to the top 10 on the PGA Tour money list. Jimmy won his first major title at the 2016 PGA Championships at Baltusrol Golf Club after defeating Jason Day with a one-shot lead. He continues to play golf to the present days.
Lifetime Achievements and Awards
Jimmy Walker’s major accomplishments are the Masters Tournament (2014), US Open (2014), The Open Championship (2014), and the PGA Championships (2016). Besides he has won six PGA Tours, three Web.com Tours and one other.
Salary and Net Worth
The salary detail and net worth of Jimmy are currently under review and wi be updated as soon as possible.
Rumors and Controversy
There are no rumors or controversy regarding Jimmy to this day.
Description to Body Measurements
He has light brown hair color and the color of his eyes is also light brown. Other details like height, weight, biceps, waist and chest width etc are unknown.
Social Media Profile
Jimmy is active on social media. He has about 9K followers on Facebook, 115K followers on Instagram and 49K followers on Twitter.