Can you say “Deadeye”? Jimmy Walker, one of the top golfers on the planet right now hit an iron tee shot at the Crowne Plaza Invitational that hit a bird bouncing off of it and landing in the fairway. Thankfully, the bird wasn’t hurt. Jimmy who has won three times in 2013 and 2014 combined (Twice in 2014) is a strong candidate to be the leader of the U.S. Ryder Cup team with only 2014 Masters champion Bubba Watson ahead of him in the standings. Here’s the video of the ball hitting the bird.
And here’s his tweet after seeing the video:
Just saw the video of the "bird". I really think that little guy pushed my ball towards the fairway!!!! Always need some Luck!
— Jimmy Walker (@JimmyWalkerPGA) May 24, 2014
Let’s just say Jimmy got himself a “birdie” shall we? We can also say that he’s been “DYNO-MITE!” this week too!
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He’s a terrific ball striker and hits his irons and wedges well. He’s also extremely accurate off the tee and the more fairways he hits the more he’ll take advantage of his incredible Ball Striking skills. He’s 4th on Tour in Ball Striking and 18th in Driving Accuracy Percentage which shows how good of a player he is. Despite only having three wins, he is easily one of the most under rated players on Tour. He’s nearly masterful at skills a lot of other players don’t have. His putting just isn’t up to par. If he was a much better putter then he would be very dangerous on Tour. He’s 185th on Tour in Putting/Strokes Gained.
If his putting is improved then he could rise up in the ranks on Tour unless other skills start to fall off but when a player’s Accuracy and Ball Striking is as good as Boo’s, it’s almost impossible not to finish in the top 25 almost every tournament. He’s also terrific with Eagle opportunities, he’s 3rd on Tour with eight Eagles this season. He defeated another very accurate player and defending champion in Zach Johnson and an all around player in Matt Kuchar who then was the highest ranked player in the field. He’s finished in the top 10 three times this year, ranking tied for 8th, tied for 6th and 2nd respectively. The Tampa Bay Championship, where he finished 2nd, could have been his third victory before his victory at Colonial but just came up short.
He also has never finished worse than 70th all season with the exception of two missed cuts, one being at the Sony Open at the beginning of the season and one just last week at the HP Byron Nelson Championship ironically. So keep an eye out for Boo this year, although he’s still a very popular player, he’s an under rated player this year so keep an eye out because his latest victory in five year could be a momentum booster and the season is still fairly young.
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