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Jimmy Walker strolls to Sony Open victory in Hawaii
For the second consecutive year, Jimmy Walker was victorious in the Sony Open after an impressive nine-shot victory at the Waialae Country Club made him an impossible man to catch.
The 36-year-old American put on a clinic as he took at two-stroke advantage into the final day, which quickly stretched into clear daylight after a seven-under 63 saw him finish on 23 under par. His win was so comfortable, in fact, that you would have been forgiven for thinking he was playing on 'Hawaii Time', such was the relaxed nature of his style of play.
His compatriot Scott Piercy came in second place after a closing 66, while England’s Brian Davis had to settle for a tied sixth place finish after a final round 67.
Scotland’s Russell Knox ended his game in the warm Hawaii sunshine tied for 13th, with Englishmen Paul Casey and Luke Donald tied for 30th and 51st respectively.
All the talk, however, should be firmly trained on Walker, who has now won his fourth PGA Tour title, just a week after being beaten in a pulsating play-off by Patrick Reed at the Tournament of Champions.
Runner-up Piercy said on the BBC Sport website: "He's one of the hottest players in the world. What he's done the last year or two years, nobody's catching him."
What’s in the Winners Bag?
Jimmy Walker’s impressive victory under the warm Hawaii sunshine was something to behold, and here’s the equipment he used to sweep all opposition aside: