Golfer Jimmy Walker is back following recovery from Lyme disease

For defending champion Jimmy Walker, last year’s win at the PGA Championship marked a career high but also the beginning of an unexpected battle with Lyme disease, a chapter he hopes to close when he tees off at Quail Hollow on Thursday.

Walker’s win at Bal-tus-rol marked his first major championship but he had little time to celebrate before becoming overcome with fatigue, a symptom of the disease that is transmitted through tick bites.

Walker, who took a month off before returning at the US Open in June, said he hopes to feel 100 percent when he tees up in the first round on Thursday.

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