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Pebble Beach Pro-Am Recap: Tiger Territory?

Len Hochberg

Len Hochberg

Hochberg covers golf for RotoWire. A veteran sports journalist, he was an editor and reporter at The Washington Post for many years, covering the Washington Capitals. He co-authored a book on the history of hockey.

As the old axiom goes, one is an accident, two is a trend and three is a problem. With Jimmy Walker winning for the third time already this young PGA Tour season, do his fellow pros have a real problem on their hands? Because this has gone way past a trend.

A glimmer of hope for everyone else is that Walker closed anything but like a champion in winning the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on Sunday, coughing up all but one stroke of an overnight six-shot advantage and needing to make a five-footer for par on the 72nd hole to avoid a playoff. On the other hand, that's what champions do: They make knee-knocking five-footers to win tournaments.

After going 187 tournaments without a victory, Walker has won three of his first eight in 2013-14 ...

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