Walker runs away with Sony Open

Honolulu, HI (SportsNetwork.com) – Jimmy Walker fired a final-round, 7-under
63 on Sunday and he ran away with a 9-shot win and successfully defended his
title at the Sony Open in Hawaii.

Walker shot four straight rounds in the 60s to finish the week at 23-under-par
257, which was nine shots better than runner-up Scott Piercy. The win is
Walker’s fourth on the PGA Tour and his first since winning the AT&T National
Pro-Am last season. Walker defeated Chris Kirk by one stroke at this event
last year.

Piercy carded his second consecutive 66 to finish in sole possession of second
place at 14-under 266 at Waialae Country Club. Harris English and Gary
Woodland both shot 3-under 67s, while Matt Kuchar fired a 1-over 71 and the
trio finished tied for third at 13-under 267.

Rory Sabbatini (63), Jerry Kelly (66), Brian Davis (67), Zac Blair (67), Max
Homa (69), Shawn Stefani (68) and Justin Thomas (70) all ended tied for sixth
at 12-under.