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Monday, January 13, 2014

The Limerick Summary: 2014 Sony Open

Winner: Jimmy Walker

Around the wider world of golf: I found a number of "minor" tournaments this week -- probably because there aren't enough big tournaments to overshadow their coverage yet! Pavit Tangkamolprasert won the Linc Group Jakarta Invitational on the Asian Development Tour; Joanne Klatten won the Inghams Antill Park Pro-Am on the ALPG; Louis Oosthuizen won the Volvo Golf Champions on the ET; and Pornanong Phatlum won the Hitachi Ladies Classic on the TLPGA (the Constructivist has details).

Jimmy Walker

It's hard to believe that Jimmy Walker missed 6 cuts in his last 9 events of the 2013 season. In the new wraparound season, Jimmy has played 6 events... and won 2 of them. Golf is a crazy game sometimes.

Of course, making 4 birdies on the last 6 holes is just as crazy. But Walker said he felt calm all day -- in fact, that's what he said he learned from his first win at the Frys.com Open. It's a good thing because there was a feeding frenzy on the back 9, with as many as 5 players tied for the lead at any given point.

Harris English came close to getting a second win this season, 3 wins in the last 12 months, which would have gotten him into my RGWR Top10. But alas, he'll just have to wait.

Chris Kirk came close to getting the second win of his career. But he'll have to wait too.

And Jerry Kelly -- whose first name is NOT "47-year-old" -- got his best finish since 2011, a solo third. Way to go!

But it's Jimmy Walker who came up big in Hawaii this week. For a guy who, a few years back, had a serious neck injury -- serious enough that his playing future was in doubt -- a multi-win season must be pretty sweet! As a result, he gets his second Limerick Summary of the season... but I can't help but wonder how he's going to celebrate. After all, there's only one way to party in Hawaii:
It’s now two wins in six tries for Jimmy
So a big celebration’s a gimme!
Since his neck doesn’t hurt,
Will he don a grass skirt
And let hula girls teach him to shimmy?
The photo is from the front page at PGATOUR.com.

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