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Star power: Walker turns victories into telescope deal

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Tiger Woods of the United States hits a shot from a bunker on the practice range ahead of the 144th Open Championship at The Old Course on July 15, 2015 in St Andrews, Scotland. (Photo by Ian Walton/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)  - 

What happens when you win three PGA Tour events and love astrophotography? You get a telescope deal.

Following his recent victory at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Jimmy Walker signed a personal sponsorship deal with Celestron, which makes telescopes.

Walker, whose longtime hobby has turned into him becoming a renowned, astrophotographer, started the partnership at last week’s Northern Trust Open.

In a statement, the company said Walker will have a telescope at a remote location that he is able to access and control via the Internet.

Prior to winning at Pebble Beach, he also triumphed at the Frys.com Open and Sony Open, the first three wins of his lengthy PGA Tour career.