Weather: Partly cloudy with a high of 81 degrees and winds from the ESE at 5-10 mph.
About Jimmy Walker
Birthdate: January 16, 1979
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Okla.
Resides: San Antonio, Texas
Education: Baylor University
Family: Wife, Erin; McLain James (6/16/2010), Beckett Meier (2/21/13).
Turned Pro: 2001
Joined TOUR: 2005
Web.com Tour Graduate: 2007
Charles Howell III shot a bogey-free 66 in the final round to move up into a T8 at the Sony Open in Hawaii. In 13 career appearances at Waialae, Howell now has recorded eight top-10s, including three straight. He finished T2 in 2012 and T3 last year and in 2005. Howell was also T4 in both 2002 and solo fourth in 2009. Howell’s check for $119,000 this week moves his career earnings in the Sony Open in Hawaii to $2,351,178.
Two players earned spots in the Farmers Insurance Open in two weeks. Japan’s Hideto Tanihara and Will Wilcox finished T8 at the Sony Open in Hawaii. It was the best performance by a player from Japan in this event since Shigeki Maruyama was T7 in 2011. Tanihara went all 72 holes this week without a 3-putt, one of 18 to do so this week. Wilcox also finished T8 at the Sony Open in Hawaii in just his third career start on the PGA TOUR. Wilcox earned exempt status on the PGA TOUR this year after finishing 10th on last year’s Web.com Tour. He won the South Georgia Classic last year and also shot 59 to move up into a T3 at last year’s Utah Championship.
Results for each past champion of the Sony Open in Hawaii in this week’s field:
Jerry Kelly (2002) 3rd
Mark Wilson (2011) T51
Paul Goydos (2007) T61
R2 – Michael Putnam (68)
Friday 34.613 34.769 69.399 69.683 69.255