Whether you follow the PGA Tour or not, when you hear Jimmy Walker, you first think “Dyno-mite!” Walker, who has been blowing up in this 2013-14 season with three wins, nearly destroyed a bird with a tee shot on Friday.
Teeing off with an iron at the par-4 17th hole in the second round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, Walker hit his ball high enough that it struck a bird in mid-flight. The bird was fine and Walker made par en route to 2-under 68 on Friday.
Asked about it after the round, Walker said he didn’t see it happen.
“I couldn’t see that,” he said. “I don’t think (I hit it), or otherwise it probably wouldn’t have gone anywhere. It got down there pretty far. We saw it fly the whole way and then it kind of disappeared over the trees, so I don’t think so.”
Walker is two out of the lead of rookie Brice Garnett heading into the weekend.