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Walker holds on for 3rd win in last 8 starts

Final Day – PGA Tour – AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am – Pebble Beach Golf Links (Host Course) – Pebble Beach, California –

Jimmy Walker held on at Pebble Beach Golf Links Sunday and won for the third time this season on the PGA Tour.

After leading by a half dozen shots at one time, Walker (11-under) ended up capturing the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am by a shot over Jim Renner and two-time champion Dustin Johnson.

Walker’s victory increases his lead in the FedEx Cup Standings and nearly secures him a spot on the U.S. Ryder Cup team in September. The 35-year-old continues his hot play. The victory was his third in his last eight starts.

Walker, who was No. 35 in the Official World Golf Ranking heading into Pebble, was a 25-to-1 betting pick this week at Skybet.com.

Jordan Spieth, who had a share of the 36-hole lead, finished T-4 alongside Kevin Na. Spieth carded three 67s but a third-round 78 derailed his chances at victory.

Hunter Mahan shot 72-72 on the weekend – finishing 7-under overall and four back. He was alone in 6th place, while Pat Perez and Graeme McDowell logged Top 10 efforts.

Other Golf News:

  • George Coeztee (18-under) landed his first European Tour career triumph winning the Joburg Open with a final-round 66. The 27-year-old was a 9-1 pick heading into the week.
  • Cheyenne Woods (16-under) nabbed the Ladies European Tour’s Volvik RACV Ladies Masters in a field that included Caroline Hedwell, Jessica Korda, and Yani Tseng.
  • Walker has four Top 10s now in his last trips to the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Fighting the high winds and the smallest greens on the PGA Tour, he was T-6 this week in Greens In Regulation at 70 percent.
  • McDowell, who finished T-7 after a final-round 67, won his U.S. Open title at Pebble.
  • Michael Allen beat Duffy Waldorf in a playoff at the Champions Tour’s Allianz Championship.