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Jimmy Walker emerges to win at Sony Open with brilliant 63

Updated: Monday, 13 Jan 2014 07:37 | Comments

Jimmy Walker won by a single shot in Hawaii
Jimmy Walker won by a single shot in Hawaii

A flawless seven-under-par final round of 63 saw Jimmy Walker win the Sony Open in Hawaii by one shot from Chris Kirk.

Walker, whose first PGA Tour win came at the Frys.com Open in October, picked up seven birdies around the Waialae Country Club course to finish 17-under par for the tournament.

The lead changed hands multiple times in Honolulu on Sunday with Kirk, Jerry Kelly and Harris English all scoring well to stay in contention until the very end.

Kirk, 28, started the day with the clubhouse lead but bogeyed the fourth hole, dragging himself back into the contest with six birdies across the last 10 holes to finish a stroke behind Walker.

A shot further back was tour veteran Kelly, who signed for a five-under par 65 and, while he sank as many birdies as the eventual champion, he would ultimately live to regret holing bogeys on the first and 14th holes.

English was rarely out of the top five places across the final two rounds and signed for a second three-under-par round of 67 after mixing birdies on five, seven, nine, 10 and 14 with bogeys on eight and 15.

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