Jimmy Walker Red Letter Day at Baltusrol: Wins PGA Title
Probably more than any other sport, there's a superfine line between the top-ranked golfer and, say, the dude listed at No 64.
The WGC Match Play event adds weight to that point.
So the appearance of an under-the-radar linkster like Jimmy Walker in a tour final wouldn't exactly be a shock.
In fact, dude was ranked No 48 until this happened:
So, there it was, a wire-to-wire win and a jump to No 15 on the world list.
Walker's triumph completes a first-timer sweep this year of golf's four major tournaments. A refresher:
- Danny Willett ambushed the game's luminaries in the Masters,
- Dustin Johnson out-powered the field in the US Open, and
- Henrik Stenson became the first Swede to vinna the British Open.
Clearly, they've now secured a place for themselves in the annals of golfing lore.
Think of it as a hand wedge from another dimension.