Walker remains hot in Houston, cards 65 in Rd. 2


HUMBLE, Texas – After waiting 188 starts to break through on the PGA Tour, Jimmy Walker isn’t about to beat himself up over four top 25s.

That fine line between winning and another solid finish? It’s usually as thin as a blade of Bermuda grass.

“I think when you’re really playing well you’re making a lot of putts,” he said, “and I kind of went through a stretch where I wasn’t making a ton of stuff.”

Since winning three events in his first eight starts this season and briefly staking his claim to the (unofficial) title of World’s Hottest Golfer, Walker has quietly built on his career year.

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Top-25s finishes at Riviera, Match Play, Doral and Valero have kept Walker atop the FedEx Cup points race, and he’s in position to capture title No. 4 here at the Shell Houston Open.

In windy conditions Friday, Walker matched the low round of the day, a 7-under 65 that put him in a tie for third, four shots behind Sergio Garcia.