62 Sends Walker to Top at Sony Open
“January” Jimmy Walker is at it again.
Walker fired an 8-under 62 to jump eight spots on the leaderboard, and will take a two-stroke lead into Sunday’s final round.
Walker recorded 10 birdies against two bogeys, starting his day with five birdies in his first seven holes. He moved ahead of Matt Kuchar, who had been tied for the lead with two others. Kuchar shot a 2-under 68 and is at 14-under through 54 holes.
Kuchar’s Day Two co-leaders, Justin Thomas and Webb Simpson fared far worse than Kuchar. Simpson plummeted from first to a tie for eighth with a 2-over 72. Simpson managed just one birdie on the round after recording 13 in his first two rounds.
Newcomer Justin Thomas shot an even-par 70 to slide from first to tied for fifth. Seventeen players are within six strokes of Walker heading into the final day.