How it happened: Walker wins first Tour title

Jimmy Walker during the final round of the Frys.com Open.

Jimmy Walker during the final round of the Frys.com Open.

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Jimmy Walker used a 5-under 66 to vault past 54-hole leader Brooks Koepka in the final round of the Frys.com Open on Sunday, picking up his first PGA Tour victory with a two-shot win at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif.

Walker used a solid closing stretch that included a birdie on the par-5 15th to gain a one-shot lead that he'd never relinquish.

Koepka had extended his lead to four shots early in the round, but a 6-foot miss for birdie on No. 15 and back-to-back bogeys on Nos. 16 and 17 sent the former Florida State All-American backward.

Here's how it all happened on Sunday:

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Update No. 26: 8:36 p.m. EDT

Jimmy Walker finds the right intermediate rough off the tee, hits a subpar lob wedge to about 50 feet under the hole and sends his birdie putt about 3 feet past. He knocks that in to secure his first PGA Tour victory. Walker fired a 5-under 66 on Sunday.

Vijay Singh two-putts for par to card a final-round 68 and ends the tournament at 15 under. Brooks Koepka picks up a par on 18, lipping out for a chance to finish T-2 and instead settles for an even-par 72 and T-3 with three others.

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Update No. 25: 8:21 p.m. EDT

Brooks Koepka has slid back to T-3 with a second consecutive bogey, failing to save par after hitting the water on the par-4 17th. His third shot from over 150 yards found the green, but left him 35 feet to save par and he two-putted for bogey. A T-2 finish would give him special temporary status on Tour, but will need a birdie on No. 18 to potentially tie Vijay Singh at T-2.

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Update No. 24: 8:06 p.m. EDT

Jimmy Walker overcooks the green with his tee ball at the par-4 17th, having to chip from behind the green. He subsequently misses a 9-footer for birdie and remains at 17 under, now two ahead of Koepka and Vijay Singh.

Koepka finds the water moments later on his tee ball at the 17th.

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Update No. 23: 7:58 p.m. EDT

Brooks Koepka misses badly to the left of the green at the par-3 16th, fails to get his second shot to the green and sends his third to about 3 feet, which he makes for bogey. He now trails by two heading to the short par-4 17th.

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Update No. 22: 7:47 p.m. EDT

Brooks Koepka just misses the green in two at the par-5 15th, pitching his third to 6 feet to the right of the hole. He misses the birdie attempt and will move to the final three holes a stroke behind Jimmy Walker.

Ahead on 16, Walker sticks his tee ball to 10 feet, but sends the birdie putt about 3 feet past. He knocks that in to stay at 17 under.

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Update No. 21: 7:32 p.m. EDT

Jimmy Walker leaves himself more than 50 feet for eagle on No. 15 and sends that attempt nearly 7 feet past the hole. He does make the comebacker to move to 17 under and now has a one-shot lead.

Koepka has found the fairway playing in the group behind Walker.

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Update No. 20: 7:14 p.m. EDT

After short par misses at Nos. 9 and 11, Brooks Koepka drains a 6-footer for par at the par-4 14th to remain at 16 under.

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Update No. 19: 6:50 p.m. EDT

Final-round 7-under 64s by Kevin Na and Scott Brown have them at 14 under and currently tied for third with Vijay Singh.

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Update No. 18: 6:44 p.m. EDT

Jimmy Walker responds to Koepka's birdie at No. 12 by making a 30-footer for birdie at No. 13. Walker and Koepka share the lead once again, now at 16 under.

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Update No. 17: 6:42 p.m. EDT

Brooks Koepka makes a short birdie putt at No. 12 to retake sole possession of the lead at 16 under.

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Update No. 16: 6:22 p.m. EDT

Brooks Koepka misses the green left at the par-3 11th and fails to get up and down for par. The bogey drops him back to 15 under, where he now shares the lead with Jimmy Walker.

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Update No. 15: 6:10 p.m. EDT

Kevin Na and Scott Brown are both 6 under through 16 holes today, and both are tied for fourth at 13 under.

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Update No. 14: 5:50 p.m. EDT

Brooks Koepka's drive at the par-5 ninth hole finds the trees and after missing the green in three shots, Koepka misses a shot par putt. The bogey drops him to 16 under.

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Update No. 13: 5:38 p.m. EDT

Jimmy Walker makes a two-putt birdie at the par-5 ninth hole to move to 15 under.

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Update No. 12: 5:04 p.m. EDT

Max Homa, who like Brooks Koepka is playing on a sponsor exemption, is 1 under through eight holes today after a birdie at the par-4 eighth hole. He's 11 under overall.

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Update No. 11: 5 p.m. EDT

Vijay Singh bogeys No. 7 to drop to 13 under, and Brooks Koepka (17 under) now leads by four shots.

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Update No. 10: 4:51 p.m. EDT

Brooks Koepka is back to leading by three shots after making a long birdie putt at the par-4 sixth hole to move to 17 under.

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Update No. 9: 4:34 p.m. EDT

Kevin Na is 5 under through 10 holes today, and is now 12 under overall, four back of leader Brooks Koepka, who just made par at No. 5 to remain at 16 under.

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Update No. 8: 4:12 p.m. EDT

A birdie at the par-3 seventh hole moves Hideki Matsuyama to 13 under. It's his fourth birdie in his first seven holes today.

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Update No. 7: 4:03 p.m. EDT

Jimmy Walker joins Vijay Singh at 14 under with a birdie at No. 4. Also, Brooks Koepka remains at 16 under through four holes after pars at Nos. 3-4.

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Update No. 6: 3:42 p.m. EDT

Vijay Singh birdies the par-3 third hole to move to 14 under, two shots behind leader Brooks Koepka.

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Update No. 5: 3:35 p.m. EDT

Brooks Koepka makes a 10-footer for birdie at the par-4 second hole to move to 16 under and stretch his lead to three shots.

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Update No. 4: 3:22 p.m. EDT

The three players in the lead group – Brooks Koepka, Jason Kokrak and George McNeill – all par the first hole.

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Update No. 3: 3:14 p.m. EDT

The lead group has just teed off while Vijay Singh has started his round with a birdie at the first hole. Singh is now 13 under along with Jason Kokrak and George McNeill, two players who are in the lead group with leader Brooks Koepka.

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Update No. 2: 2:47 p.m. EDT

Like Matsuyama, Kevin Chappell birdies his first hole of the day to move to 10 under. Chappell started last season with a T-8 finish at the Humana Challenge. He then went on to miss six cuts in seven events.

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Update No. 1: 2:31 p.m. EDT

We have a little less than a half hour left until the leaders tee off. Meanwhile, Hideki Matsuyama birdies his opening hole to move to 10 under. He's five shots behind leader Brooks Koepka, who is 15 under through three rounds.

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Saturday coverage

5 Things: Brooks Koepka maintains leads at Frys.com Open

Brooks Koepka continues to hold the lead at the Frys.com Open and is looking for his first professional win on American soil after a 4-under 67 in the third round.

How it happened: Koepka fires 67; leads by 2 at Frys.com Open

Brooks Koepka, a three-time winner on the Challenge Tour this season, leads by two heading into the final round at the Frys.com Open at CordeValle. See how it all unfolded in our Tracker.

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Friday coverage

5 Things: Brooks Koepka grabs lead at Frys.com Open

Brooks Koepka won three times last season on the European Challenge Tour. Now he's hoping to notch his first PGA Tour victory after taking the second-round lead at the Frys.com Open.

How it happened: Brooks Koepka leads Frys.com Open by 1

Jeff Overton got his 2013-14 season started on the right foot, but it was Brooks Koepka who took over the top spot on the leaderboard after the second round. See how it all happened with our Tracker.

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Thursday coverage

5 Things: Overton fires 64 to grab first-round lead at CordeValle

The 2013-14 PGA Tour season began Thursday with the first round of the Frys.com Open at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif. And it's Jeff Overton who is the first first-round leader of the season after shooting a 7-under 64.

How it happened: Overton leads by 1 at CordeValle

The 2013-14 PGA Tour season began Thursday at the Frys.com Open at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif. Jeff Overton shot a bogey-free 7-under 64 to take a one-shot lead over Brian Harman. Overton posted five birdies and an eagle on his scorecard.

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Pre-tournament coverage

Fred Funk, 57, makes return to PGA Tour

At 57 years old, Fred Funk is making his return to the PGA Tour. Funk will use his one-time exemption for being in the top 50 on the career money list. He'll make his first start of the season Thursday at the Frys.com Open at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif.

New year already wraps around for Tour

The team stuff over, it’s back to work. And don’t look now, but that’s the 2014 season staring you in the face.

Closer look: The field for the Frys.com Open

Defending champion Jonas Blixt won't be the only notable in the field for the Frys.com Open, which begins Thursday. He'll be joined by 2013 Presidents Cuppers, 2013 Web.com Tour Finals participants and 2013 PGA Tour winners.

Compton receives inaugural Courage Award

Erik Compton, a two-time heart transplant recipient, became the inaugural winner of the PGA Tour Courage Award on Wednesday.

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