Oklahoma native Jimmy Walker is what many might call one the current PGA tour’s late bloomers. After ten years slogging along in the middle of the pack he won three times in the first eight events of the 2014 PGA Tour season and played his way to his first Masters spot. In 2015 he is sitting in 12 spot in the world rankings, up from 45 at the same time last year, has won the 2015 Valero Texas Open and the Sony Open in Hawaii, got into a playoff at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions and finished just two back at the Farmers Insurance Open so things are still looking good.
The Jimmy Walker Golf Swing in Slow Motion
Walker hired the legendary Butch Harmon as his coach in 2011. Immediately Harmon, in taking a close look at Walker’s swing felt his stance was too narrow, and worked with him to open it up, a change that both Harmon and Walker feel has made a significant positive difference.
Here’s PGA Advanced Pro Matt Holman’s analysis of the ‘new’ Jimmy Walker Swing
And here’s a look at how that widened stance and increased confidence helped Walker hold off Jordan Spieth at the Valero Texas Open: