10 Things You Didn't Know About Jimmy Walker

Did you know the 2016 USPGA Champion is keen on astronomy?

Things You Didn't Know About Jimmy Walker
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10 things you didn't know about the 2016 USPGA Champion Jimmy Walker

10 Things You Didn't Know About Jimmy Walker

A six-time Major winner on the PGA Tour, and a Major winner at the 2016 PGA Championship, Jimmy Walker has achieved a lot in the game of golf. Take a look at these 10 things you didn't know about the man born in Oklahoma.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Jimmy Walker

1) He's very keen on astrology. He owns a telescope and enjoys taking photographs of the moon. He told Golf Digest in 2015; "Orion's Sword. The Christmas Tree Cluster. The Sagittarius Triplets. These are the interstellar things I see and photograph through astrophotography."

2) He met his wife, Erin, in 2004 when she was volunteering at a Web.com event he was playing in.

3) She is an equestrian show jumper and writes a blog called Tour Wife Travels which gives an insight to what travelling on the PGA Tour is like, however she hasn't updated it since 2012.

4) His father-in-law Mark Stiegmeier was the 1975 world champion freestyle skier.

5) Walker turned pro in 2001.

6) He played full-time on the Nationwide Tour in 2003 and 2004 and was the player of the year and leading money winner in '04.

7) He won three PGA Tour tournaments in the first eight events of 2014, after going 187 starts without a victory.

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8) Walker attended Baylor University and whilst playing for the Bears he didn't miss one tournament for the Bears. He graduated in 2001.

9) He owns a motorhome which he travels around in with his family.

10) His caddie Andy Sanders was a top player himself. He attended the University of Houston and was one of the best players in the country. He turned professional in 2004 and played a bit on the Nationwide Tour, however bouts of vertigo and multiple sclerosis derailed his career.

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Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


Elliott is currently playing:


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3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

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Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

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