25 Mart 2017 Cumartesi Breaking News             Latest US News            New York

Protesters break windows outside Allegheny County Jail
SPRINGFIELD -- Jimmy Walker appears headed to victory Sunday in the PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club. Although he has five wins on the PGA Tour, three on the Web.com Tour and has starred in the Ryder Cup for the United States, the 37-year-old...

PGA Championship: Who is Jimmy Walker?

SPRINGFIELD -- Jimmy Walker appears headed to victory Sunday in the PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club. Although he has five wins on the PGA Tour, three on the Web.com Tour and has starred in the Ryder Cup for the United States, the 37-year-old...

PGA Championship: Who is Jimmy Walker?

SPRINGFIELD -- Jimmy Walker appears headed to victory Sunday in the PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club.

Although he has five wins on the PGA Tour, three on the Web.com Tour and has starred in the Ryder Cup for the United States, the 37-year-old Oklahoman isn't well-known.

Here are five things you should know:

Walker had been struggling.

He tied for fourth at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in January and hadn't had a top 10 finish since.

He missed the cut in four of his previous eight tournaments, including the U.S. Open and British Open.

WATCH: Bubba Watson's caddie rips fan

He set a scoring record in Masters Par 3 Contest.

Walker, who aced the second hole, shot an 8-under 19 in the 2016 nine-hole tournament that is held the day before the Masters starts.

And that's why he was a long shot.

Las Vegas set his odds of winning the PGA Championship at 150-1.

Still, he had been respectable in the majors. His best finishes were T8 at the Masters, T9 at the U.S Open, T26 at the British Open and T7 at the PGA.

Baltusrol ate his lunch the first time.

Walker first played Baltusrol at the 2000 U.S. Amateur as a 21-year-old in his senior year at Baylor.

It didn't go well. He failed to advance to match play.

"I just remember it was a lot of golf course for me. It was tough," Walker said.

But here's the good news: He played a practice round with Houston golfer Andy Sanders and they became friends. Sanders, forced to quit because of injuries and multiple sclerosis, is Walker's caddie.

WATCH: Fans mob Beem after amazing shot

He got hot in 2014.

After playing in 187 events without a win on the PGA Tour, Walker won three times in the first eight events -- Frys.com Open, Sony Open and AT&T Pebble Beach. He earned $5.7 million that year.

He's an astrophotographer.

To combat loneliness on the road away from his family, Walker downloads and edits photos of distant galaxies. Several have have been honored by NASA, according to ohio.com.

Walker has had at least two of his photos selected as NASA's astronomy picture of the day, which, at last count, gave him six.

He is also rigging his home with a telescope and a sliding roof that will allow him to take photos when he's on the road.

"It's not just space photography. It's anything that has anything to do with astronomy," he said. "Thousands and thousands of pictures are submitted daily and to get one picked is pretty cool." 

Our editors found this article on this site using Google and regenerated it for our readers.

Breaking News Headlines

3 reasons why you should avoid preparing legal documents online
3 reasons why you should avoid preparing legal documents online
3 reasons why you should avoid preparing legal documents online
3 reasons why you should avoid preparing legal documents online
‘Why am I in handcuffs?’: Wyclef Jean tweets mistaken identity case | Toronto Star
‘Why am I in handcuffs?’: Wyclef Jean tweets mistaken identity case | Toronto Star
Canadian Stephan James stars in Shots Fired | Toronto Star
Canadian Stephan James stars in Shots Fired | Toronto Star
Betty Kennedy, journalist and Front Page Challenge panellist, dead at 91 | Toronto Star
Betty Kennedy, journalist and Front Page Challenge panellist, dead at 91  | Toronto Star
Could Bitcoin Make Online FX Trading More Attractive? Developments in Japan Suggest it Could
Could Bitcoin Make Online FX Trading More Attractive? Developments in Japan Suggest it Could
Mysterious ‘Hairy Blob’ Creature Could Be Decomposed Whale, Washed Ashore In The Philippines [VIDEO]
Mysterious ‘Hairy Blob’ Creature Could Be Decomposed Whale, Washed Ashore In The Philippines [VIDEO]
Legos ready to blast off with 'Women of NASA' set
Legos ready to blast off with 'Women of NASA' set
Some doctors helping patients sidestep high price of EpiPen by refilling them
Some doctors helping patients sidestep high price of EpiPen by refilling them
US stock indexes pull back from record highs; Oil falls
US stock indexes pull back from record highs; Oil falls
What Does Mama June Look Like Now In 2017? ‘From Not To Hot’ Star Suffers Complication During Makeover Surgery
What Does Mama June Look Like Now In 2017? ‘From Not To Hot’ Star Suffers Complication During Makeover Surgery
Dave Chappelle Netflix Release Date Confirmed: Famed Comedian To Debut Stand-Up Specials
Dave Chappelle Netflix Release Date Confirmed: Famed Comedian To Debut Stand-Up Specials
NEWS ARCHIVES