Jimmy walks it, easily defending his title and winning the Sony Open in Hawaii, by nine shots over his nearest rival.
Jimmy fired in a final round of -7 under par 63 to post a winning total of -23 under par, in defense of his Sony Open in Hawaii title.
Jimmy said he kept the pedal to the metal, and his putting was good;
“After Monday I was kind of wondering how things were going to go. I came in and just continued to do what I did last week, which was hit it really good, and I putted even better this week.”
“Today was all about keeping the pedal down, and that’s kind of what I talked about at the beginning of the week. If I got back to that position, could we really try to extend the lead instead of just hang on.”
“I feel like all the hard work I’ve been doing is paying off, I put in the time. I feel like I’ve got good people around me, and I think that’s really made the difference. They’ve helped me believe that I can be better than I am.”
Scott Piercy finished in second place, albeit a long way back, at -14 under par for the tournament, a last round -4 under par lifting him up the leaderboard.
Scott was coming back from arm surgery, saying he wanted to play better than before;
“I was beaten up pretty bad mentally from trying to play through it.”
“I didn’t really want to see a golf club for about two-and-a-half months and that’s about the time frame before I could even start working out or doing anything.”
“My goal was to come back better, not to come back where I was before I got hurt. I was in a pretty good spot and I’m looking to go right past that one.”
Matt Kuchar, who was close to Jimmy at the start of play today, finished in a tie for third place with Harris English and Gary Woodland, all at -13 under par.
Matt slumped to +1 over par final round, playing alongside the all-conquering Jimmy Walker;
“I had a number of really good chances on the back nine.”
“I felt like I hit it very well, I was hoping to get a little pressure on Jimmy. I was trying to get one to go and nothing did. And Jimmy never really missed a shot.”
“He made the game look pretty easy.”