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American Jimmy Walker won the Sony Open golf championship by one stroke in Hawaii on Sunday. - AFP
(Reuters) - American Jimmy Walker birdied four of the last six holes to storm clear of a crowded leaderboard and win his second PGA Tour title by one shot at the Sony Open in Hawaii on Sunday.
The 34-year-old, who had trailed by two strokes overnight, produced ice-cool composure and superb play over the closing stretch as he fired a flawless seven-under-par 63 at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu.
Six players held at least a share of the lead during a wildly fluctuating final round but Walker made his timely charge with birdies at the 13th, 15th, 16th and 17th to post a 17-under total of 263.
Overnight leader Chris Kirk recovered from a slow start to close with a five-birdie 66 and secure outright second place, finishing a stroke in front of fellow American Jerry Kelly (65), the 2002 champion at Waialae.
(Reporting by Mark Lamport-Stokes in Los Angeles; Editing by Gene Cherry)
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