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Tour Report: No. 41 Jimmy Walker

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To preview the 2013 PGA TOUR season, PGATOUR.COM is counting down the Top 100 Players to Watch in 2013. For an archive page with the top 100 players and for an explanation on how the list was compiled, click here.

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2013 PREVIEW: If Jimmy Walker can start putting four rounds together, that elusive first victory may become reality in 2013. He only had one tournament last year where he shot four rounds in the 60s but he did improve from 50th to 16th in strokes-gained putting, though, so that’s another positive.

2012 DEFINING MOMENT: His third tie for fourth of the season, and his sixth top-10 of the year, came at the Open where Walker fired a career-low-tying 62 on Sunday. His other ties for fourth came at the Northern Trust Open, on Walker’s favorite course, and the Wyndham Championship, where he held the second-round lead after another 62. –- Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM

ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: Jimmy had a chance to win the Open with a final-round 62 that eventually resulted in a fourth-place finish. He is a very good putter, which leads to consistent play. At one point this year, Walker made nine cuts in a row. He played in 28 events and made an impressive 23 cuts. That’s a lot of tournaments entered and a lot of paychecks cashed. — Fred Albers, SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio

BOLTON’S FANTASY OUTLOOK: Gamers lather in great putters that play a ton. Turns 34 in January and sets up as a very mild bargain in salary games at $1.638 million even though that was a career high. Forever injury prone, he’s figured out how to play through and schedule around discomfort. Survived a lofty 23 cuts in 2012, seven more than in any of his previous five years on the PGA TOUR. Also posted a personal-best six top 10s in a career-high 28 starts, including in both appearances in the Fall Series. — Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM Fantasy expert

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Regular Season ranking


Final Playoffs ranking


Best finish T-4th Northern Trust Open
Wyndham Championship Open
By the Numbers

Starts: 28

Cuts made: 23

Rounds played: 101

Top-10 finishes: 6

Money List rank: 48th

TOUR ranking

Driving distance: 38th

Driving accuracy: 181st

Greens in regulation: 116th

Strokes gained-putting: 16th

Scoring average: 57th


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