Fourth Appearance (Best Finish: 2, 2015) Qualifying win: PGA Championship
In 2015, American Jimmy Walker came painstakingly close to winning the Sentry Tournament of Champions, falling in a playoff to Patrick Reed. He will get a chance to better that finish in 2017 after recording the biggest victory of his career in 2016, the PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club.
“I felt confident,” Walker said in a press conference following his win. “I felt confident in myself. I felt confident in what I was doing. Felt confident in my golf swing, my putting, my chipping. Kind of tried to wrap myself around that; that everything was feeling good, and to go with that and trust what I was doing. Trust all the stuff that I have been working on, and that's what I tried to apply out there. I know I made nine pars in a row to start, and I hit a lot of quality golf shots.”
The major championship win was the fourth win of Walker’s PGA TOUR career. He has shown an affinity for Hawaii in the past, with two of his four wins coming at the Sony Open in Hawaii in 2014 and 2015.
His play earned him a spot on the victorious U.S. Ryder Cup team.