Pga Tour Victory Hasn’t Changed Jimmy Walker’s Life

PGA Tour victory hasn’t changed Jimmy Walker’s life Steve DiMeglio, USA TODAY Sports 12:09 p.m. EST February 12, 2014 Jimmy Walker celebrates with the championship trophy after his victory during the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am at Pebble Beach Golf Links. (Photo: Allan Henry USA TODAY Sports) Story Highlights Victory followed by the reality of life — travel and kids Walker started career 0-187 Latest win moves Walker to 24th in rankings Working with Butch Harmon has been a key to improvement SHARE 1 CONNECT 10 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE After receiving the trophy for winning last week’s AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am from Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood, and aware $1.188 million was being wired to his bank account, Jimmy Walker could have ordered up a private jet to get to his next stop, booked into a five-star resort overlooking the ocean and celebrated with Crystal and caviar. Instead, the exhausted Walker headed for his RV and a six-hour drive to Los Angeles, if traffic was good. Awaiting him was his wife, Erin, and the two quickly realized they were 30 minutes late in getting sons Mclain, 3, and Beckett, 1, to bed. Of course the toddlers were screaming and squirming around. “They’re going nuts and we’re pulling our hair out and we finally get them to bed, and they were still crying, and my wife and I looked at each other and said, ‘Yep, that’s reality,'” Walker told USA TODAY Sports with a laugh.

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Calcavecchia set the PGA Tour record with nine straight birdies in the 2009 Canadian Open .

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