Jimmy Walker
Jimmy Walker has won the first major title of his careerGetty Images

Jimmy Walker has won the US PGA Championship at Baltusrol in New Jersey. The 37-year-old American, who is a five-time winner on the PGA Tour, finished one shot ahead of world number one Jason Day, finishing on 14 under-par.

Walker led the field going into the final round and kept his nerve in impressive fashion to win his first major title, making a par on the 18th hole to cement his place in history. Walker's triumph means 2016 has seen four first-time major winners this year - Danny Willett at the Masters, Dustin Johnson at the US Open and Henrik Stenson at The Open being the others.

Walker, the world number 48, opened his week with a five-under 65 to head the field and backed it up with an impressive 66. Due to bad weather on Saturday (30 July), Walker did not take to the course, but he returned on Sunday morning to card a 68, meaning he took a one-shot lead over defending champion Day into the final round.

Day recorded an eagle on the 18th hole to increase the pressure on his rival, but Walker kept his nerve to score a par on the last and to secure the first major title of his career. The newly-crowned champion subsequently admitted he struggled to control his emotions down the stretch.

"Golf is not an easy game, Jason is a true champion by making eagle at the last. I had to make a par and I got it," he said, according to the BBC. "There was a lot of emotion going on out there, it was tough, I am not going to lie. But I felt a tonne of support from the fans."

Meanwhile, Daniel Summerhays finished third on 10 under, while Stenson shot a 71 to finish joint seventh on eight under-par.