The field at the Texas Open couldn’t keep up with hometown golfer Jimmy Walker. The San Antonio native became the first two-time winner on the PGA Tour this season with a four stroke victory over fellow Texan Jordan Spieth.
Walker was eleven shots under par for the tournament and only ten golfers managed to be in the red when it was all said and done at the Oaks Course. With a 74.581 stroke average, the course played the toughest on the PGA all season, even harder than PGA National.
Walker now has a tour-best five wins over the last two seasons and appears primed for a run at his first every major title when The Masters begins on April 9th.
“Everybody says it’s hard to win at home,” Walker said, “(but) it’s hard to win any week — home, away, out of the country, it’s hard. So I feel good.”
More PGA Notes:
Phil Mickelson shot a final round 76 to finish in a tie for 30th at four-over.
After shooting a final round 71, Fed Ex Cup Champion Billy Horschel was third with a four-under par total.
Tiger Woodss, who did not play at the Texas Open, is out of the World Golf Rankings Top 100 for the first time since 1996.
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