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Daily Bears Reports 8/1: Jimmy Walker Wins PGA and Baylor’s Mandates are Moving Forward

Nerves of Steel is What Wins a PGA Championship

Former Baylor Bear Jimmy Walker showed nerves of steel as he won the PGA Golf Championship on Sunday at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, NJ. From WacoTrib and Associated Press:

Walker was standing over an 8-foot birdie putt on the par-5 17th hole Sunday when he heard a roar that caused him to twice back off the putt. It was Day, the defending champion and world's No. 1 player, down to his last chance and delivering with a 2-iron that landed in front of the pin and stopped 15 feet away for eagle.

Walker answered, like he had done all day, with a birdie for a three-shot lead.

Moments later, another roar.

Day made the eagle putt, and the lead was down to one.

Baylor’s mandates, derived from the Pepper Hamilton recommendations, are moving forward. Baylor Magazine leads us through the Task Ahead in this Special Section.

In February 2016, the Baylor BOR approved and funded an administrative action plan "to prevent acts of sexual violence on campus and to improve treatment and services for all those impacted by interpersonal violence." The Counseling Center was provided with additional funding for a two-fold purpose: to alleviate the immediate backlog of students waiting to see a counselor and to take steps to be the "gold standard" in university counseling centers moving forward.

These steps include new staff, staff specialization, increased outreach, expanded space and a sexual assault and trauma recovery team, resources that will both eliminate the waiting lists and session limits and allow the university to provide the types of specialized service previously found off-campus.

In case you forgot, Meet the Bears is this Saturday, 2:30 p.m. at McLane Stadium. Say hello to the Bear’s new Head Coach Jim Grobe and get the autograph of your favorite Bear.