We golf scribes get excited when a player turns out to have an interest beyond football and Chipotle, so I was thrilled to read about Sony Open winner Jimmy Walker's passion.
And in a reverse SI curse, Alan Shipnuck profiles Walker for this week's Golf Plus. Shipnuck includes a story about Walker's wife Erin intervening with Butch Harmon and this about the couple:
If Walker's motivation wanes, all he has to do is think about the expensive hobbies he and his wife pursue. He is a celebrated astro-photographer who has sunk some $50,000 into his gear, though he's delighted to have recently signed an endorsement deal with Celestron Telescopes. Erin keeps two horses and is a nationally ranked show jumper. "I bring home more trophies than he does," she woofs. In fact, she'll have her own shrine in the house the Walkers are building on nine acres outside of San Antonio. They expect to move in by March, which will cap a tumultuous year and a half that included a high-risk pregnancy that left Erin on bed rest for three months.