Golf: Jimmy Walker Wins First Major At US PGA

American Jimmy Walker won his first major with a one-shot victory at the US PGA Championship at Baltusrol.

The 37-year-old closed with a bogey-free three-under-par 67 to hold off Australia’s world number one Jason Day (67) and win on 14 under.

American Daniel Summerhays (66) was third on 10 under, while Open champion Henrik Stenson faded with a 71 to finish joint seventh on eight under.

“It is surreal, an incredible finish,” said Walker, ranked 48th in the world.

England’s Tyrrell Hatton (68) and Paul Casey (67) ended on seven under.

For the first time since 2011, all four of the year’s majors have been claimed by first-time winners.

England’s Danny Willett won the Masters in April, American Dustin Johnson took the US Open in June, while Swede Stenson won the Open two weeks ago.

BBC

 

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