Jimmy Walker qualifies for Hyundai Tournament of Champions

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Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii – After 188 starts on the PGA TOUR and five top-10 finishes during the 2013 season, Jimmy Walker brought home his first career victory at last week’s Frys.com Open in San Martin, Calif. With his victory, Walker earned a spot in the winners-only Hyundai Tournament of Champions at the Plantation Course at Kapalua in Maui, Hawaii from Jan. 3-6, 2014.

This was Walker’s fifth start at the Frys.com Open since 2008; prior to his win, his best finish at the event was T4 in 2012. The 2012 season was also Walker’s most successful year on TOUR to date and included six top-10 finishes. He followed that up with five top-10 finishes during the 2013 season, the most recent being a T2 at The Greenbrier Classic in July 2013.


“I’ve always wanted to go to Maui, and now we get to go the way I always wanted to – to play the Hyundai Tournament of Champions,” said Jimmy Walker. “I don’t know what to expect, I’m excited. It’s going to be fun and I’m going to take the whole family.”

Walker joins a list of 31 winners from the 2013 PGA TOUR season that have qualified for the January 2014 event in Hawaii. The winners include:


Adam Scott
Bill Haas
Billy Horschel
Boo Weekley
Brandt Snedeker
Brian Gay
D.A. Points
Derek Ernst
Dustin Johnson
Gary Woodland
Graeme McDowell
Harris English
Henrik Stenson
Jason Dufner
John Merrick
Jonas Blixt
Jordan Spieth
Justin Rose
Ken Duke
Kevin Streelman
Martin Laird
Matt Kuchar
Michael Thompson
Patrick Reed
Phil Mickelson
Russell Henley
Sang-Moon Bae
Scott Brown
Tiger Woods
Woody Austin
Zach Johnson

The five remaining events for players to qualify for the 2014 Hyundai Tournament of Champions are the Shriners Hospital for Children Open, CIMB Classic, World Gold Championships – HSBC Champions, The McGladrey Classic and the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

Dustin Johnson is the defending champion. All four competitive rounds will be broadcast on Golf Channel. Follow the tournament on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HyundaiTOC  and on Twitter @HyundaiTOC1 to get updates and a behind-the-scenes look at the tournament preparations.

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