Walker will tee it up in Hawaii at the Sony Open, the first full-field tournament on the 2006 PGA Tour Schedule, according to the San Antonio Express-News.
Walker missed the majority of the 2005 season after injuring his neck at last year's Sony Open. He never recovered, playing just nine events. Walker applied for and was granted a medical exemption for 2006.
The paper reported:
The medical exemption requires that in addition to that 2005 total, he earns another $470,886 and matches the $626,736 earnings of the player ranked 125th on the 2005 money list, Nick Price. If he accomplishes that through exemptions in 20 events, he would play his way out of major medical category and regain full tour playing privileges.
"I know what I can do over the course of a year," Walker said. "Staying healthy is going to be the trick."