AT&T Pebble Beach: Jimmy Walker claims third win of the season after nervy finish

Last Updated: 10/02/14 5:19am

  • Share:
Jimmy Walker poses with the trophy after winning the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

Jimmy Walker poses with the trophy after winning the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

Sky Bet

Jimmy Walker held his nerve to win the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am by a single shot, his third win of the PGA Tour season.

Having seen a six-shot lead gradually eroded on the final day, Walker three-putted the 17th and, needing a closing par, missed the fairway and chased his first putt five feet past the hole.

He needed to hole the one coming back the other way if he was to avoid a play-off with Dustin Johnson and Jim Renner and, though the ball threatened to dive left, it dropped to secure a nervy win.

"It was good TV, wasn't it?" Walker said.

The win followed Walker's previous successes at the Sony Open in Hawaii and the Frys.com Open in California.

Final round leaderboard

(US unless stated)

-11 J Walker
-10 D Johnson
-10 J Renner (NZ)
-8 K Na
-8 J Spieth

Click here for collated scores

Rounds of 66, 69 and 67 had taken him to 13-under ahead of the final round, with Hunter Mahan his nearest challenger at seven under.

Challenge

The latter was unable to improve on that score as a wayward finish left him to settle for a closing 72, meaning the challenge came from Mahan's Ryder Cup colleague Johnson and Renner.

Renner began the day five under and birdied five of the back nine to move into contention, while Johnson went one better with a six-under-par round of 66.

A delicate chip-in saw him eagle the second hole and he played the front nine in three under as a good putt at the ninth earned him a second straight birdie.

A stone-dead approach at 15 and a solid putt at 16 put him in contention but he left an ultimately crucial eagle putt short at the last, settling for birdie and 10 under for the week.

"It was not a good effort," he said of that eagle putt. "But the greens are tough and if you've got 30-footers, it's tough to get a good roll."

Rising star Jordan Spieth was eight under alongside Kevin Na, with Mahan on his own at seven under. Graeme McDowell joined Pat Perez and Tim Wilkinson at six under.

  • Share:

Related

Pebble Beach Pro-Am 2014

Jimmy, Jimmy: Walker has won three events on the PGA Tour since October

Walker's crisp

Pebble Beach winner Jimmy Walker has great control, says Rob Lee, and could extend his purple patch.

Jimmy Walker: Defied tough conditions to shoot a superb 67 on Saturday

Walker six clear at Pebble

Jimmy Walker seized control of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on Saturday, pulling away into a six-shot lead.

Jimmy Walker: Share of the halfway lead at Pebble Beach

Walker, Spieth lead at Pebble

Jimmy Walker and Jordan Spieth sit out in front at the AT&T National Pro-Am as they finished day two at nine-under.

Most Popular

Features

NOW TV picks

NOW TV picks

Check out what's on Sky Sports this weekend, which you can watch, without a contract, with NOW TV.

Golf in space

Golf in space

With a trip to space on offer at this week's KLM Open, we look at the strange connections between golf and the moon.

Tour Championship guide

Tour Championship guide

A preview of this week's FedEx Cup finale - the Tour Championship at East Lake in Georgia.