At least Jimmy Walker is leaving Hawaii with one trophy.
Six days after losing a playoff tournament on Maui, Walker turned in a command performance Sunday on Oahu. He blew away the field with a seven-under-par 63 to win the
His fourth career victory was the most impressive of all. On a course that lends itself to a free-for-all, Walker shot 62-63 on the weekend and set a tournament record with a nine-shot victory. The previous record was seven shots, last set in 2000 by Paul Azinger.
Walker became the first repeat winner at the Sony Open since
Scott Piercy closed with a 66 to finish alone in second.
But this was Walker's show, and it couldn't have happened at a better time. Walker had a three-shot lead with five holes to play at Kapalua last Monday when he wound up losing to
"I really wanted to finish out the day like I didn't do last week," said Walker, who finished at 23-under 257.
France's Gary Stal took advantage of