PGA champion Walker back to work at Wyndham


GREENSBORO, N.C. – Two weeks after the biggest win of his career, Jimmy Walker is ready to get back to work.

Walker went wire-to-wire last month at the PGA Championship, but rather than bask in the glow of his victory for another week before the FedEx Cup Playoffs begin, Walker will instead return to competition at the Wyndham Championship.

“Two weeks off is about my max. I start kind of going crazy again at home,” Walker said Wednesday. “I’m excited to play. I think this is one of our really good golf courses out on Tour that probably doesn’t get as much recognition as it should. It’s just really solid tee-to-green.”

Walker has made the Wanamaker Trophy a “kind of centerpiece” to his table back home in Texas, and it was on full display for a celebratory dinner with swing coach Butch Harmon. For Walker, 37, sharing the newfound hardware is a way to connect with those who have helped him in various capacities during his playing career.

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“I think with golf, there’s a lot of people that you have in your life that have kind of been on the journey with you and feel like they’re a part of it,” he said. “So just to be able to experience that and have that there and on the table, or just kind of strapped into a car seat here and there, or strapped into a plane somewhere, it’s been cool.”

Walker clinched a Ryder Cup spot with his victory at Baltusrol, but this week presents another chance to snag a trophy as he looks to emulate the run of three wins in an eight-start stretch with which he opened the 2013-14 season.

“I’m riding a nice little wave of good thoughts and feelings, and feel good about golf. That’s huge, I think, when you’re feeling good, then good things can happen,” he said. “I’d love to win. Just keep winning, whatever you win. It’s funny, you don’t know when you’re going to play good. If you did, you’d try to do it more often, but you just don’t know.”