Walker not pressing for first Tour win


WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. – Jimmy Walker owns 18 career top-10 finishes, including a pair inside the top three. He knows what’s missing on that resume, though – a first career PGA Tour victory.

Thanks to a third-round 6-under 64 at The Greenbrier Classic, Walker is in position to cross that off the checklist on Sunday, as he’ll begin the day just two strokes behind leader Johnson Wagner.

“I'm ready, so it's going to happen when it happens,” he said after a six-birdie, no-bogey performance. “I can't make it happen. I just go out and do what I've got to do, play golf and whatever happens happens. That's how I'm looking at it. I just keep putting myself in position. If I keep doing that, it's going to happen. Hopefully it will happen some more after that.”

Walker maintains that so many close calls – he’s claimed four top 10s already this year – can leave him frustrated, but he’s tried to see the silver lining.

“It can kind of start to wear on you a little bit, but you've got to try to take the positive out of it,” he explained. “You're there, you're knocking, you're close. I want to be here. This is where I like to be, in here talking to you guys about this stuff. That means good things are happening.”