You Oughta Know: Walker eyes Hawaii double


Jimmy Walker is no stranger to success in the Aloha State, and he now sits 18 holes away from a potential double dip. Here's what You Oughta Know heading into the final round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, where Walker and Hideki Matsuyama share the lead:

  • Walker won the Sony Open last year and now looks to become the fifth player to win both PGA Tour events held in Hawaii. The previous four - Zach Johnson, Jim Furyk, Vijay Singh and Ernie Els - are all major champions.
  • Walker made it around the Plantation Course without dropping a shot Sunday, and he has made only one bogey through 54 holes - the lowest of anyone in the field this week.
  • Walker and Matsuyama both hold at least a share of the 54-hole lead for just the second time. Walker converted his lead into a win last year at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, while Matsuyama faded into a tie for 10th at last year's Crowne Plaza Invitational.
  • Matsuyama qualified for this event by winning the Memorial last year, and he'll look to become just the second Japanese-born player with multiple Tour titles (Shigeki Maruyama has three).
  • At age 22, Matsuyama is the youngest player in the field, and he will look to become the first player to win this event in his first trip to Kapalua since Daniel Chopra in 2008.
  • Patrick Reed begins the final round two shots back in search of his fourth win since August 2013. In each of his prior three victories, though, Reed held at least a share of the 54-hole lead.
  • The winner will likely come from the top six names on the leaderboard, a list that also includes Sang-Moon Bae, Russell Henley and Brendon Todd. Since the event moved to Kapalua in 1999, the largest 54-hole deficit overcome by a winner has been four shots – Jim Furyk in 2001, Sergio Garcia in 2002 and Stuart Appleby in 2005.