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Jimmy Walker has been a fixture atop the FedEx Cup points standings.
Jimmy Walker is a tribute to a couple of truisms on the PGA Tour.
First, it is tough to win out there. It took Walker 188 events before he took a trophy him.
Second, there are a lot of very talented players trying to make a living out there and most of them you've never heard of. Walker certainly fits into that category, at least until this season.
This 35-year-old native of Oklahoma City, OK. shocked the world by winning the first event of the 2013-14 wrap-around season and then getting two more wins once the calendar turned to 2014.
He's stayed atop the FedEx Cup points race and has posted 10 top-25 finishes in his last 12 starts. Walker has earned more than twice as much as he's ever earned in a single season, $4.5 million.
Walker seemed like a likely candidate to flame out as quickly as he flamed up, but he has played very consistently in this, the best year he's had as a professional.