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The finish wasn’t what Jimmy Walker wanted. The result is what he’s come to expect.
Walker led by as many as six shots Sunday in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in California, only for it to be decided by his final putt. He ran his birdie attempt 5 feet by the hole, and had to make that for par to close with a 2-over 74 and a one-shot win over Dustin Johnson and Jim Renner.
‘‘It’s drama, man,’’ Walker said. ‘‘It was too much for me.’’
Walker is only the fourth player in the last 20 years to win three times in his first eight starts to a season. The others are Tiger Woods (who’s done it eight times), Phil Mickelson, and David Duval.