Top 30 Golfers for the 2014 Majors: No. 30 Jimmy Walker

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Athlon Counts Down the 30 Golfers to Watch for Majors Season

They’re the cream of the major championship crop, circa 2014 — the Athlon Major Championship Dream Team. Leading up to The Masters, we'll be unveiling Athlon Sports’ 30 players to watch for majors season, with commentary on each from the Golf Channel’s Brandel Chamblee.

They’re the cream of the major championship crop, circa 2014 — the Athlon Major Championship Dream Team. Leading up to The Masters, we'll be unveiling Athlon Sports’ 30 players to watch for majors season, with commentary on each from the Golf Channel’s Brandel Chamblee.

No. 30: Jimmy Walker

Born: Jan. 16, 1979, Oklahoma City, Okla. | Career PGA Tour Wins: | 2013 Wins (Worldwide): 0 | 2013 Earnings (PGA Tour): $2,117,571 (30th) World Ranking: 25

Brandel Chamblee's Take

Jimmy Walker has improved his position on the PGA Tour money list every year since 2008, until finally breaking into the top 30 in 2013. Starting the season off in 2014 with a win at the Frys.com, his first on Tour, and following that up with wins at the Sony and AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am certainly bodes well for the transplanted Texan for the rest of the year. It also validates what Butch Harmon told me a year ago when he first started working with Jimmy — that Walker had the potential to be one of the best in the world.

Major Championship Résumé
Starts: 6
Wins: 0

2013 Performance:
Masters - DNP
U.S. Open - DNP
British Open - Cut
PGA Championship - Cut

Best Career Finishes: 
Masters - n/a
U.S. Open - T52 (2001)
British Open - Cut
PGA Championship - T21 (2012)
Top-10 Finishes: 0
Top-25 Finishes: 1
Missed Cuts: 4

—Brandel Chamblee is lead analyst for the Golf Channel. Be sure to follow him @ChambleeBrandel on Twitter.

 

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