Team Celestron Member Jimmy Walker Claims Major Championship

Team Celestron's Jimmy Walker

Celestron Optics congratulates Team Celestron member Jimmy Walker on his 2016 PGA Tour Championship victory at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J. on Sunday.

An avid astroimager, Walker uses Celestron's Rowe-Ackerman Schmidt Astrograph. His astrophotography has been recognized by NASA and includes images of the Pinwheel Galaxy, Bode's Galaxy, the Leo Galaxy Triplet and the Lagoon Nebula.

While he's on tour, Walker sets up a laptop on his bus and controls his telescope at New Mexico Skies in Mayhill, NM via the internet.

"It's fun to have that to look forward to when you wake up in the morning when you're on the road," he said.

Monday morning he woke up as the latest winner of the Wanamaker Trophy. The golfer with the remarkable hobby claimed the major championship in remarkable fashion.

With the weekend's schedule impacted by rain, he played 36 holes on Sunday - the longest final day in 64 years at the PGA Championship. Walker played the final 28 holes without a bogey. Heading into the 18th, he had a one-stroke lead over defending champion Jason Day. After missing the 18th green to the right, Walker pitched out of deep rough to 35 feet. His first put rolled passed the cup. Calmly sinking the next putt from three feet for par gave him a 3-under 67 for the round and a one-shot victory.

Team Celestron is proud to count Walker as a member. With six PGA Tour wins and a spot on the Ryder Cup team, his star is rising - and he is a great ambassador for astroimaging.

"Golf is my job and I continue to try to get better and better each year," he said. "I try to take that into imaging. I'm competitive and I try to be really good at it. It's my whole upbringing - being competitive and wanting to be the best."

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Source: Celestron, Source Outdoor Group

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