SPRINGFIELD -- Jimmy Walker won the PGA Championship by one shot Sunday over defending champion Jason Day at Baltusrol Golf Club.
Walker, 37, shot a final-round 67 to finish at 14 under par to win the first major of his career. He was one shot better than Day, who eagled the final hole, forcing Walker to hit a 35-yard wedge shot out of the rough and two-putt in a dramatic finish.
What had been a sleepy back nine, with Walker in control, turned nerve-wracking at the end.
Here's Day's eagle putt on No. 18 as Walker watched from the fairway:
An eagle ... at the 72nd hole ... during Round 4 ... of a major ... while in contention.
Yes, please.#QuickHits https://t.co/13ixwMGJEr— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) July 31, 2016
Here's the 4-foot putt that Walker made to win the tournament:
A putt that Jimmy Walker will never forget.
He is the PGA Champion! https://t.co/OuTNobl1I9
And then came the second tap-in, so to speak:
Jimmy likes the white pants https://t.co/kg1WI23aiP— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) July 31, 2016
And some levity:
Anybody else see Jimmy Walker trending and thought J.J. died or was it just me pic.twitter.com/2xa5BuVrfD— Bre (@bre_88) July 31, 2016
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