April 1 2011
Pining for Augusta. Georgia on my Mind. All those phrases everyone will hear a dozen times this week.
They are also true. Overnight leader Jimmy Walker isn't going ultra-low in the second round -- he's even through nines holes -- but he knows what's at stake this week.
"Well, I mean, anybody that's not playing at Augusta next week, you know, knows that this is your last chance to punch your ticket," Walker said, "It would be great to win and get to go play. Just great to win, whatever.
"Whatever happens after that is great. It's a long week. Yeah, you're always thinking about it this week. I think everybody probably is. Win this week, go to Augusta."
Walker has 120 PGA TOUR starts, but only three of them have come in majors. He played in the U.S. Open in 2001 and 2002 and the PGA Championship in 2010.