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October 13 2013

8:32 PM

Walker wins Open

By Sean Martin, PGATOUR.COM

SAN MARTIN, Calif. -- Jimmy Walker won his first PGA TOUR title in his 188th career start, shooting a final-round 66 to win the Open by two shots over Vijay Singh.

Walker finished at 17-under 267 (70-69-62-66). "I feel a release right now," Walker said. "It feels really good."

He earned 500 FedExCup points and his first Masters invitation with the win. This was his first win since the 2007 National Mining Association Pete Dye Classic on the Tour.

"I wouldn’t take back anything I’ve ever done or anything I’ve gone through to get here,” Walker said.

Brooks Koepka, the 54-hole leader, shot 72 on Sunday to tie for third with Kevin Na, Scott Brown and Hideki Matsuyama. Koepka, 23, was playing this week on a sponsor exemption; he was playing his first PGA TOUR event, excluding majors.

Walker made birdie at the par-5 15th to reach 17 under and take a one-shot lead over Koepka, who bogeyed Nos. 16 and 17.

Walker finished fourth at last year's Open, shooting 62 in the final round. 

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