When Walker won the Frys.com Open to begin the season for his first PGA Tour win in 188 starts, it was a nice story. When he won two more events early in 2014, it was one of the most surprising hot streaks in golf history. But while Walker, who has led the FedEx Cup points list all season, hasn't kept winning, he's proven that spurt wasn't a fluke. Walker is the only player to finish in the top 10 at the Masters, U.S. Open and Players, and he looked poised for another top 10 in just his second British Open start until a late triple bogey on Sunday. Like Jason Dufner in recent years, Walker, 35, has officially reached the status as a late bloomer we have to take seriously. -- A.M.