Winner’s bag: Jimmy Walker, PGA Championship

Jimmy Walker became the fourth first-time major winner this season going wire-to-wire to win the PGA Championship on Sunday at Baltusrol Golf Club.



Walker opened with nine straight pars during the final round to stay at 11-under before producing the highlights of his week on back-to-back holes with a 44-foot hole-out from the bunker on No. 10, and a 30-foot birdie putt on No. 11 that drew a fist pump from the six-time TOUR winner.

With Jason Day hanging around for much of the afternoon, Walker closed the door for good on the 17th with a birdie putt from 8 feet to extend the lead to three shots.

Following a two tournament run with a Scotty Cameron Futura X7M mallet putter, Walker returned to his 12-year-old Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS blade at Baltusrol.

The putter is the same one he used to notch two wins during the 2014-15 TOUR season, and top the money list on the 2004 Tour.

Walker had the putter restored to its original condition and 10-gram tungsten weights added to the sole last year — to provide him with the weight he prefers — at the Scotty Cameron Custom Shop.

“I had won a couple of times with the putter in 2004, but switched to a little heavier putter as my stroke changed over the years and kind of put that one away for a while,” Walker said last season. “I’ve always loved the look of it and asked [Cameron Putter Rep] Kelley Moser to see what could be done to restore it, but also get it to a similar weight to the Scotty I was currently using.”

Walker ranked 10th in strokes gained: putting with the blade, making a handful of critical putts during the final round that allowed the 37-year-old to realize his major championship dream.

Here’s a look at the rest of the equipment in Walker’s bag.


Driver: Titleist 917D2 (UST Mamiya Elements Platinum 7 shaft), 8.5 degrees

3-wood: TaylorMade M1 (Alidla Rogue Limited Edition Silver 80TX shaft), 15 degrees

5-wood: Titleist 915Fd (Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 8.2X Tour Spec shaft), 18 degrees

Irons: Titleist 716 MB (3-9; True Temper Dynamic AMT X100 Tour Issue shafts)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM6 (48-08F, 54-08M and 60-04L degrees; True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue shafts)

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS Prototype

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x






GOLF GEAR, is one of the only and largest local pro shops (in Stuart FL) located off course that provides golf equipment, men/women golf apparel that is not being sold in on course pro shops. Golf Gear is one of Florida’s oldest and Largest Golf Retailers for over 27 years, is the parent company of The Ladies Pro Shop.  They share an 8000 sq. ft. showroom and retail golf pro shop located in the historic downtown Florida.Golf Gear prides itself on its amazing selections of brand name golf equipment, golf apparel, golf accessories, golf technology and golf gifts for golfers of all ages and abilities. Premier merchandise brands include Callaway Golf, TaylorMade, Cobra, Cleveland, PING, Titleist, Adidas, FootJoy and more. The retailer also sells pre-owned golf clubs and offers golf club trade-ins.Golf Professionals on Staff offer lessons and Putting Bays with Computer Swing Analysis. Club re-gripping and Golf putting areas in store.Schedule an appointment today!

Author: admin

Share This Post On