Jimmy Walker’s Wife is Pissed at The Barclays For Not Saying ‘Major Winner’ During Intro

The tournament’s glaring mistake caused quite the stir with Jimmy’s wife Erin on Twitter.

When the 12:44 PM group of William McGirt, Jimmy Walker, and Matt Kuchar entered the tee box to start round one of The Barclays it was only Kuchar that received a special introduction. The tournament official making the announcement referred to him as a “bronze medal winner,” and made no mention of Jimmy Walker’s recent victory at the PGA Championship.

Erin Walker took to twitter to vent about her displeasure with what had just transpired:

Alan Shipnuck, writer for Sports Illustrated, responded with his own sarcastic take on the issue and it only threw gasoline on the fire:

According to Laura Neal, Vice President of Communications for the PGA Tour, it is a rule for all major winners to be introduced as such during introductions. She slid into Mrs. Walker’s tweets and explained the situation:

To clarify: medalists, current major winners, and past The Barclays champions should be properly introduced this week.

Glad we got that settled. That last thing the FedEx Cup Playoffs needs is an angry Erin Walker on the war path.

Daniel Knowles

Daniel is Pro Golf Weekly's Content Marketing Manager.


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