2014 Sony Open results: Jimmy Walker catches fire to win at Waialae

Tom Pennington

We have our first mutli-event winner of the season (albeit wraparound season) and it's longtime grinder Jimmy Walker, who is emerging as a weekly force on Tour.

It looked like we were headed for a playoff on the back nine on Sunday at the Sony Open, with the only question being how many players would make it to extra holes. At one point, five world-class players were tied for the lead at Waialae, but Jimmy Walker, one of the breakout players on Tour last year, ran away with it down the stretch.

Walker was lights out, wiping out the chasers by firing an even 30 on the inward nine. He was bogey-free throughout the round, posting seven red numbers for a 63 to chase down and zoom past the group of 54-hole leaders. Walker had just one birdie when he arrived at the par-5 ninth tee, but he then went unconscious for six birdies in his final 10 holes to get in the clubhouse at 17-under.

The Baylor Bear picked up his first PGA Tour win after years of grinding when he claimed the first event of the new wraparound schedule last fall, the Frys.com Open. Walker has spent years working things out on the Nationwide Tour, but he emerged as one of the more consistent players weekly on the Tour in 2013. He capped it with the win at CordeValle, which earned him his first ever invite to the Masters.

It took Walker 188 starts to earn his first win, but now he has his second in his last five starts. With the new wraparound schedule granting full FedExCup points for the 2014 race, this second win now shoots Walker to the top of the standings. Given his form over the last six months, expect Walker to be a factor throughout the winter and spring.

Chris Kirk, who probably had the best form throughout the four rounds, earned solo second with a birdie on the 18th hole. Kirk also won during the fall schedule, and he did have a chance to chip in for eagle and force a playoff at the 18th but his ball buzzed the right side of the hole. Kirk just couldn't find the cup with his putter in his final round, but it's hard to fault him for not winning when Walker caught fire for the 63.

Adam Scott, who also hit a birdie streak for a back nine 30, was the biggest name in the field to finish inside the top 10 at 10-under.

Here are the full results from Oahu:

Place Player Score Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Total
1 Jimmy Walker -17 66 67 67 63 263
2 Chris Kirk -16 64 69 65 66 264
3 Jerry Kelly -15 67 67 66 65 265
4 Harris English -14 66 66 67 67 266
5 Marc Leishman -13 67 64 71 65 267
6 Brian Stuard -12 65 65 71 67 268
7 Jeff Overton -11 68 68 65 68 269
T8 Charles Howell III -10 71 67 66 66 270
T8 Adam Scott -10 67 66 71 66 270
T8 Matt Kuchar -10 68 68 68 66 270
T8 Kevin Na -10 70 67 67 66 270
T8 Matt Every -10 69 65 69 67 270
T8 Hudson Swafford -10 70 64 69 67 270
T8 Ryan Palmer -10 65 70 67 68 270
T8 Zach Johnson -10 68 67 66 69 270
T8 Hideto Tanihara -10 66 65 70 69 270
T8 Retief Goosen -10 66 69 66 69 270
T8 Pat Perez -10 68 67 66 69 270
T8 Will Wilcox -10 69 66 64 71 270
T20 Ryuji Imada -9 67 69 68 67 271
T20 Stewart Cink -9 69 69 66 67 271
T20 Jason Kokrak -9 66 67 70 68 271
T20 K.J. Choi -9 67 69 69 66 271
T20 Chris Stroud -9 68 65 70 68 271
T20 Heath Slocum -9 69 69 65 68 271
T20 John Peterson -9 68 69 65 69 271
T20 Brendon Todd -9 70 66 66 69 271
T20 Robert Allenby -9 68 68 65 70 271
T29 Boo Weekley -8 67 67 70 68 272
T29 Spencer Levin -8 69 69 66 68 272
T29 Jason Dufner -8 67 68 67 70 272
T32 Brian Harman -7 69 66 69 69 273
T32 John Daly -7 66 73 64 70 273
T32 Michael Putnam -7 70 68 68 67 273
T32 Sang-Moon Bae -7 63 70 70 70 273
T32 Justin Leonard -7 68 66 69 70 273
T32 Brian Gay -7 71 68 67 67 273
T38 Ben Martin -6 67 69 68 70 274
T38 David Hearn -6 68 70 67 69 274
T38 Ricky Barnes -6 68 69 68 69 274
T38 Billy Hurley III -6 67 69 69 69 274
T38 Brice Garnett -6 67 71 67 69 274
T38 Charlie Beljan -6 68 70 69 67 274
T38 Charlie Wi -6 69 70 68 67 274
T38 Peter Malnati -6 69 69 70 66 274
T46 Tim Wilkinson -5 71 67 67 70 275
T46 James Hahn -5 67 68 71 69 275
T46 Chad Collins -5 71 67 68 69 275
T46 Daniel Summerhays -5 66 71 70 68 275
T46 William McGirt -5 67 72 68 68 275
T51 Tim Herron -4 68 70 66 72 276
T51 Y.E. Yang -4 73 66 66 71 276
T51 Greg Chalmers -4 68 66 69 73 276
T51 D.A. Points -4 70 69 67 70 276
T51 John Rollins -4 69 68 70 69 276
T51 Russell Henley -4 73 65 69 69 276
T51 Steven Bowditch -4 72 66 69 69 276
T51 Mark Wilson -4 68 68 71 69 276
T51 Justin Hicks -4 69 69 70 68 276
T51 Brendon de Jonge -4 68 71 69 68 276
T61 Tyrone Van Aswegen -3 69 69 66 73 277
T61 Seung-Yul Noh -3 70 66 69 72 277
T61 John Senden -3 72 67 68 70 277
T61 Paul Goydos -3 74 64 70 69 277
T65 Hyung-Sung Kim -2 70 68 66 74 278
T65 Morgan Hoffmann -2 68 69 71 70 278
T65 Stuart Appleby -2 70 68 71 69 278
T68 Robert Streb -1 70 69 67 73 279
T68 Scott Brown -1 71 67 70 71 279
T70 Derek Tolan 2 70 66 70 76 282
T70 Tommy Gainey 2 72 67 70 73 282

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