Recap: Jimmy Walker wins Sony by 9

Recap: Jimmy Walker wins Sony by 9


Recap: Jimmy Walker wins Sony by 9

Jimmy Walker turned a two-shot lead after 54 holes into a nine-shot victory Sunday at the Sony Open in Hawaii.

Walker went bogey-free while racking up seven birdies to successfully defend his title at the event. His closing 7-under 63 gave him a 23-under 257 total for 72 holes.

Here’s how it all unfolded:

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Update No. 13: 8:16 p.m. ET

Jimmy Walker is your champion as he gets up and down for birdie at the par-5 18th hole to shoot 7-under 63 and successfully defend his title with a nine-shot win.

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Update No. 12: 7:52 p.m. ET

Jimmy Walker adds yet another birdie, this time at the par-4 16th hole on a 16-foot putt. It’s Walker’s sixth birdie of the round and he is now eight shots clear of the field at 22 under.

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Update No. 11: 7:31 p.m. ET

Scott Piercy is in the clubhouse at 14 under after a closing 4-under 66. He’s in solo second, but is still seven shots back of the leader Jimmy Walker, who just birdied the par-4 15th hole to reach 21 under.

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Update No. 10: 6:42 p.m. ET

After making a 20-foot birdie putt at the par-4 12th hole, Jimmy Walker now leads by seven shots at 20 under.

Here’s a look at the birdie roll:


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Update No. 9: 6:30 p.m. ET

Jimmy Walker is now six shots ahead with seven holes to play. He just made par at the par-3 11th hole and has yet to bogey today.

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Update No. 8: 6:04 p.m. ET

After seven straight pars, Jimmy Walker closes his front nine with two straight birdies to climb to 18 under. His lead has also grown to five shots as Matt Kuchar played his front nine in 1 over and is now tied for second with Scott Piercy and Gary Woodland.

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Update No. 7: 5:06 p.m. ET

Russell Knox is 3 under through nine holes today as he’s moved to 13 under. Though he’s bogeyed twice in his final round, he also has six birdies, including this one at the par-4 sixth hole:


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Update No. 6: 5:01 p.m. ET

Jimmy Walker and Matt Kuchar aren’t making any mistakes so far today. However, they haven’t made any birdies, either. Through five holes, Walker is still at 16 under while Kuchar remains at 14 under.

Walker, who has recorded 11 straight rounds in the 60s entering today, hasn’t missed a green yet in his final round.

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Update No. 5: 4:26 p.m. ET

Shawn Stefani’s birdie streak ends at three. Stefani had birdied his first three holes, but after finding his fourth green in regulation of the round, at the par-3 fourth hole, Stefani two-putted for par to remain at 13 under.

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Update No. 4: 4:10 p.m. ET

Justin Thomas gets his first birdie chance of the day at the par-4 first hole and drains the 10-footer to move to 13 under. He’s three shots back of leader Jimmy Walker, who followed with a par at the opening hole.

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Update No. 3: 3:33 p.m. ET

Scott Piercy has birdied his first two holes of the day to move to 12 under. Piercy drained a 10-footer at the par-4 first hole and a 20-footer at the par-4 second. He trails leader Jimmy Walker by four shots.

Walker, the defending champion, is less than 10 minutes from starting his final round.

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Update No. 2: 3:15 p.m. ET

A slow start to the morning in Honolulu. Near the top of the leaderboard, Russell Knox, Scott Piercy and Daniel Summerhays are 1 under on their first hole.

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Update No. 1: 10:29 a.m. ET

Play doesn’t begin until 1:50 p.m. Eastern and the leaders don’t tee off until 3:40 p.m. So while you’re waiting, here is a recap of Saturday’s third round:


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Saturday’s coverage

Walker can rewrite script with Sony Open win

Allenby kidnapped, beaten in Hawaii

Recap: Sony Open in Hawaii, third round

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Friday’s coverage

Every disqualified at Sony Open for equipment infraction

Changes pay off for Merritt at Sony Open

Swing tweak boosts Jerry Kelly at Sony Open

Recap: Sony Open, second round

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Thursday’s coverage

Casey’s tough choice pays off at Sony Open

Kirk uses a little luck in Sony Open 66

Sony Open could break Perez out of slump

Simpson shoot 62 with short putter in hand

Recap: Sony Open in Hawaii, first round

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Wednesday’s coverage

PGA Tour rookies Barber, Taylor off to fast starts

PODCAST: Previewing the Sony Open in Hawaii

Press-friendly Furyk wins GWAA’s Murray Award

Todd’s Augusta tee time a throwback to Georgia days

DeLaet continues rest and rehab for neck pain

Donald seeks return to consistency on PGA Tour

PGA Tour cites drug policy in suspending Patel for year

DraftKings Fantasy Tip Sheet: Sony Open

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Tuesday’s coverage

• Chance pays off for Mullinax at Sony Open qualifier

Casey gives up European Tour membership for 2014-15

Perry, 54, prepares to make PGA Tour return

After near miss in Sony Open qualifying, Funk settles in as caddie


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