Sam Walker (golfer)

Sam James Walker (born 1 March 1978) is an English professional golfer.

Sam Walker
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Personal information
Full nameSam James Walker
Born (1978-03-01) 1 March 1978 (age 42)
Birmingham, England
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight168 lb (76 kg; 12.0 st)
Nationality England
ResidenceBirmingham, England
Career
Turned professional2000
Current tour(s)Challenge Tour
Former tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins6
Number of wins by tour
Challenge Tour5
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenCUT: 2007
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 2012

Walker was born in Birmingham and turned professional in 2000. He came through the ranks, starting his career on the third tier MasterCard Tour before graduating to the Challenge Tour and finally the top level European Tour. He has struggled to establish himself at the highest level, only retaining his card once in 2007 when he finished 80th on the Order of Merit.

Walker has five wins on the second tier Challenge Tour, the first coming in 2006 at the Scottish Challenge and the second in 2010 at the Allianz Open Côtes d'Armor Bretagne.[1] He picked up his third victory in June 2012, reclaiming the Scottish Hydro Challenge. He added two wins in 2016, the Vierumäki Finnish Challenge in August and the Kazakhstan Open in October

Professional wins (6)Edit

Challenge Tour wins (5)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 9 Jul 2006 Scottish Challenge –18 (68-69-64-65=266) 6 strokes   Gareth Wright
2 9 May 2010 Allianz Open Côtes d'Armor Bretagne –8 (63-70-70-69=272) 1 stroke   Victor Riu,   Raymond Russell
3 24 Jun 2012 Scottish Hydro Challenge –12 (64-67-70=201) Playoff   Simon Wakefield
4 14 Aug 2016 Vierumäki Finnish Challenge –15 (68-68-69-68=273) 2 strokes   Julien Guerrier,   Scott Henry,
  Romain Langasque,   Darius van Driel
5 2 Oct 2016 Kazakhstan Open –18 (69-67-65-69=270) 1 stroke   Jordan Smith

Other wins (1)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship CUT

Note: Walker never played in the Masters Tournament or the PGA Championship.

  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Walker wins in Brittany". PGA European Tour. 9 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-14.

External linksEdit