Jimmy Walker’s wife Erin Walker is by far his best confidant and advocate, something the general fan may not be aware of. Moreover, she may the best advocate yet for the entire sport of professional golf.
Jimmy Walker has Butch Harmon whispering in his ear, assuring him that he’s a badass. But Jimmy Walker’s wife Erin Walker is supporting her husband’s new-found confidence, both on and off the golf course. More than anything, Bruce Harmon transformed Walker’s thinking, and Erin Walker wholeheartedly supports this effort. “When you hear from the best coach who’s ever lived that you’re a badass,” Erin Walker told golfchannel.com, “you have to believe it. I think that’s where this confidence is coming from.”
And for those sports fans reading who think the entire sport of professional golf consists of one enormous bunch of lazy men and women who get paid far too much to do next to nothing, Erin Walker will prove you wrong. On November 14th, 2013, Erin Walker published an article in golf.com defending the sport and hailing the praises of its hardworking golfers. “Maybe there are a handful who are satisfied with just making cuts, making their check and heading home,” Erin Walker wrote, “We certainly don’t know any of them. Every guy we know is working as hard as he can to be as good as he can be… It’s a great life but not always an easy one.”
As a nationally ranked show jumper, Erin Walker (formerly Erin Stiegemeier) understands the dedication it takes to be a professional athlete. But the Walker’s aren’t just jocks; somehow they also manage to balance a very healthy family life. In fact, after this month’s PGA tour victory, Jimmy Walker’s next stop was his RV, where his wife and two sons Mclain, (age 3) and Beckett (age 1) greeted him. Perhaps we all could learn positive life lessons from this inspiring couple.