He has finished tied for fourth in both Greenbrier Classics. He shot a third-round 62 last year, a year when Old White TPC was no longer handing those out like coupons.
Yes, Jimmy Walker likes that course. And The Greenbrier resort, and everything else about the tournament.
Come next week, he'll be back in White Sulphur Springs, family in tow.
"I really enjoy the golf course," Walker said Tuesday as he was preparing for the AT&T National. "I think it's the whole thing at The Greenbrier - I really enjoy the hotel, the atmosphere, kind of getting out away from everything. I just had a great time there."
Seven out of eight rounds under par, a pair of $226,200 checks ... why wouldn't you have a good time?
It doesn't sound right to say the Oklahoma City native found "love at first sight" with Old White, but he got really comfortable with the course quickly at the 2010 Classic. The course was toughened for 2011, but for Walker, the comfort remained.
"It's hard to describe sometimes when a golf course fits your eye - a lot of shots where you can see the golf course for what it is, not a lot of shots that I don't like," Walker said. "It's an interesting feeling when you get a golf course where you can see it and you like it, and that's one of them. I really enjoy it. I think I had my best round on tour there last year."
That was the 8-under-par 62. After making the cut on the 1-over number, he needed a big round to get into contention, and took advantage of a morning tee time and several shortened holes.
Walker had seven birdies in 10 holes in one stretch, punctuated by a 21-foot putt on the par-4 16th. He hit all 18 greens in regulation and needed just 28 putts.
"My only regret was not birdieing No. 17, the par-5," he said. "And I had a good chance to, but it didn't work. And at 18 [the short par-3], I hit the flag and caromed off, and it would have been a lot closer to the flag. I think I would have stiffed it."
With that 17th hole shortened to 557 yards, his second shot flew over the green into the collection area, then misfired on a chip that stopped 33 feet short. The bounce off the flagstick at No. 18 left him 18 feet away.
In his final-round 68, an eagle on the par-5 12th dropped him to 9 under, one stroke short of what would be a magic minus-10. He settled for pars the rest of the way, with the 12-foot putt on No. 18 his closest birdie attempt.
If that had gone in, Walker would have made the three-way playoff a foursome.