For the average sports fan, Jimmy Walker may be as colorless as the clothes he wore on Sunday. All black.
At 37, Walker is too old to be cool. He’s too soft-spoken to demand your attention. His game has been so steadily unspectacular there was really no reason to take much notice of him even after he busted out with five wins in an eight-start span on the PGA Tour in 2014-15.
He’s been a roadie among rock stars, but at the end of the 98th PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club, the band was watching him play.
Pressed by the spectacular eagle at 18 made by world No. 1 Jason Day, Walker responded with his own dramatic putt when he canned a birdie on...