Jimmy Walker is right at home at La Cantera for this week's Valero Texas Open on the PGA Tour. Literally. He is a resident of San Antonio and is no stranger to the undulating 6,900 yard, par 70, golf course or its Bermuda grass greens. His comfort showed as he shot 67 - 66 to head into the weekend tied for 5th place. Not only is Jimmy comfortable with the course, but this week he put new irons in the bag and feels like he's played them forever. Upon trying out the Titleist Z Muscle Forged irons earlier in the week he said, "I only needed to hit three shots to know they were going in the bag."
Clearly they are working for him, as Jimmy hit 15 greens each of the first two rounds. Asked about his level of confidence standing over the ball on his approach shots, Jimmy said "there's not a shot out there I'm afraid to hit."
Even though its only been 36 holes of competitive golf, Jimmy has no doubt the new ZM irons will stay in the bag. "They all look real good throughout the set, and every one of them goes through the ground nice. They are doing exactly what I want them to do."
Jimmy knows he will need some home cooking this week as he began the event ranked 191st on the money list, a little more than a half million dollars out of the top 125 ($515,714). The winner's share is $810,000 out of the $4.5 million purse.
Jimmy Walker with his new Titleist ZM irons during round two action at the Valero Texas Open.