Jimmy Walker is establishing himself as one of the most consistent and best players on the PGA Tour.
But as his wife Erin told PGATour.com: “Jimmy might be the president but I’m the CEO.”
An accomplished equestrian rider, insightful blogger and savvy social media poster, Erin has a lot going for her.
Jimmy, 37, and Erin, 34, have been together since 2004. The couple has two children.
Here’s what you need to know about Erin and Jimmy Walker:
1. Erin & Jimmy Have 2 Sons
In 2004, Jimmy was a 3rd-year pro playing on the Nationwide Tour (now Web.com). At one of the events he and a female volunteer hit if off. That volunteer was Erin Stiegemeier.
The couple began dating and were married in 2005.
They have 2 young sons — Mclain (age 4) and Beckett (age 2).
2. She Is Accomplished Equestrian Show Jumper
Jimmy isn’t the only athlete in the Walker household. Erin is an accomplished equestrian show jumper.
Her love of horses is evident as her Twitter account is full of photos and posts about them.
Erin’s athleticism must run in the family; her father Mark was was a World Champion freestyle skier in the 1970s.
3. Erin Has Written For a Golf Magazines
Erin has written for a number of golf periodicals, including Golf Digest and golf.com.
In 2013, she wrote an article for golf.com saying golfers earn every penny they make as opposed to golf writers, who make too much.
She also chronicled life on the road as a PGA Tour family for Golf Digest. She has a light, humorous approach. Click here to check out her archive on the site.
4. Jimmy Walker Has 5 PGA Tour Wins
Since gaining his PGA Tour card in 2005, Walker has 5 wins:
October 2013 — Frys.com Open
January 2014 — Sony Open in Hawaii
February 2014 — AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
January 2015 — Sony Open in Hawaii
March 2015 — Valero Texas Open
In 2014, Walker had a great run in the majors. He finished tied for 8th in the Masters, tied for 9th in the U.S. Open and tied for 7th in the PGA Championship. He was T26 in the British Open. Those finishes were all career bests in majors.
In 2015, he missed the cut in the PGA Championship, but had T38, T58 and T30 finishes at the Masters, U.S. Open and the British Open, respectively.
Walker hasn’t fared as well in 2016. He finished tied for 26th at the Masters, but missed the cut at the U.S. and Open Championship.
Currently, he’s ranked 48th in the world.
Erin and the children are often at the events, especially the big tournaments.
5. The Walkers Are Very Much Into Social Media
Erin’s Twitter bio reads like this:
Professional golf watcher. Amateur show jumper. Married to @jimmywalkerpga. I’m opinionated, he’s not.
It is definitely a unique perspective and quite refreshing and entertaining. You can follow her @tourwifetravels.
She is also on Instagram @tourwifetravels.
Jimmy is also social media. Of course he tweets and posts photos about golf, but also let’s us in on one of his biggest hobbies — astronomy.
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