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Joe Durant

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (54) / 4/7/1964
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 170

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Joe Durant will look to carry over late-season momentum as he tees it up at this week's Sanderson Farms Championship.
Durant finished the 2013-14 season with five straight cuts made, including a trio of top 20s. In addition, he tallied seven top 10s in 13 attempts on the Champions Tour last season, and is one week removed from a T18 at last week's Charles Schwab Cup Championship. Age has gotten the best of Durant over the years, but this is a weak enough field where he gathers consideration in deeper formats. Tue, Nov 4, 2014 10:50:00 PM

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Joe Durant signed for a 3-under-par 32-35=67 to reach the 54-hole mark of the RBC Canadian Open at 8-under 202.

Durant wasn't perfect today, squaring bogeys on the 11th and 14th, but he made up for it by tallying five birdies on the day. The first two came from inside eight feet, but he gradually increased the length of his birdie putts, rolling in from 22'2" on the par-4 10th and climaxing with a 33'1" bomb on the par-3 17th hole. Durant is in great position for his second consecutive top-15 finish.
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 04:47:00 PM

Joe Durant reached the halfway point of the RBC Canadian Open in 5-under-par 69-66=135 and sits five swings off the pace of the 36-hole clubhouse co-leaders.

Durant turned 50 in April and sits 25th on the Champions Tour money list with five top 10s in six starts, but he's still fully exempt on the PGA TOUR via the Tour Finals. He's also coming off a T9 at the U.S. Senior Open Championship, which chased a T11 at The Greenbrier Classic. Thus far in Montreal, he's converted an eagle (from 25'11" at the par-5 12th hole today) and seven birdies, including respective rolls from 37'10" and 16'4" at Nos. 14 and 3 in the second round. His fantasy value is just about gone, but we can still live vicariously through a guy that is having a good time of it bridging into his next challenge.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 01:49:00 PM

Joe Durant posted a 4-under-par 29-37=66 in the third round of The Greenbrier Classic to reach the 54-hole mark at 8-under 202.

Durant was hot early in his round at The Old White TPC, netting five birdie on the front nine. Never known for his putting prowess, his 45'5" birdie at the first, 21'4" birdie at the fourth and 19'3" birdie at the eighth holes were pleasant surprises and a big reason as to why he gained over three strokes with the flat stick. He lost his mojo on the back, squaring two bogeys and settling for six pars before ending things with a three-inch birdie at the par-3 18th.
Sat, Jul 5, 2014 04:03:00 PM

Joe Durant carded a 5-under-par 34-31=65 in his opening round of The Greenbrier Classic to earn a share of the clubhouse lead.

The ball-striker's ball-striker just did his thing on The Old White TPC this morning. He split 13 (of 14) fairways and hit 16 greens in regulation en route to six birdies, including a pair just outside 14 feet. Durant's only gaffe occurred at the par-4 11th hole, -- his second of the round -- where he had to punch out after a poor drive and eventually two-putted from nine feet for bogey. At 199th in FedExCup points, anything he collects is a bonus as Durant is likely headed to the Champions Tour in 2015.
Thu, Jul 3, 2014 12:34:00 PM

Joe Durant did his thing in the opening round of the Travelers Championship, posting a bogey-free, 6-under-par 33-31=64.

True to his reputation, Durant split all 14 fairways and hit 16 greens in regulation to set the stage for six birdies and finish two strokes off the clubhouse lead. Two of his birdies stretched longer than 10 feet, including a conversion from 21'7" at the par-4 third hole. This is his lowest aggregate since he capped off a T12 at the 2010 Wyndham Championship with a 64. Since turning 50 years of age in April, he's made four starts on the Champions Tour, but the four-time PGA TOUR winner is fully exempt on the regular circuit via the Tour Finals.
Thu, Jun 19, 2014 05:27:00 PM

Joe Durant followed his opening 66 at the FedEx St. Jude Classic with a 5-over-par 38-37=75 to post 1-over 141.

At the time he signed his card, he sat immediately below the cut line. Of course, if he had turned in a pair of similarly mediocre rounds, this wouldn't have our attention, but today's disappointment warranted a follow-up. Durant hit only seven greens at TPC Southwind today. He found only one birdie and his longest conversion dropped for par from 11'9" at the par-4 sixth hole. He also fanned on two tries inside 10 feet.
Fri, Jun 6, 2014 01:59:00 PM

Joe Durant opened the FedEx St. Jude Classic with a 4-under-par 35-31=66, finishing three strokes off the clubhouse lead.

Durant's fantasy value is long gone, but he's a crafty veteran, so you'd expect him to make noise every now and again. He opened with nine consecutive pars before going birdie-birdie-eagle to begin his inward side, the front half of TPC Southwind. That burst featured a five-yard hole-out from the rough at the par-4 second and a conventional roll from 12'3" at the par-5 third. The recently turned 50-year-old (April 7) hasn't gone this low on the PGA TOUR since opening the 2012 McGladrey Classic with 65 roughly 19-and-a-half months ago.
Thu, Jun 5, 2014 09:30:00 PM

Joe Durant turns his attention to TPC Southwind for this week's FedEx St. Jude Classic.

Durant took home a seventh place finish last week at the Principal Charity Classic in Des Moines, Iowa, his third straight top 10 on the Champions Tour. Inversely, he's missed five of his last six cuts on the PGA TOUR and has failed to play the weekend in five of his last six trips to TPC Southwind. Other than Durant's Champions Tour momentum, there are no signs indicating a strong performance should be expected this week.
Tue, Jun 3, 2014 09:32:00 AM

Joe Durant makes his seventh trip to TPC Louisiana for this week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

The grad had not had much success at the Zurich Classic since the venue changed to TPC Louisiana, missing the cut 3-of-6 times since the switch. Durant is on the heels of five straight missed cuts and hasn't played a weekend on TOUR since the second week of January.
Tue, Apr 22, 2014 10:15:00 AM

Joe Durant is aback for an 11th Valero Texas Open this week.

Three of his first 10 starts have taken place at this week's venue of TPC San Antonio. He's cashed twice. Durant has missed his last four cuts, so form isn't exactly on his side. His calling card has always been driving accuracy, which tends to play well on the tight layout facing the players this week. In addition, anything that misses the fairway by too much will be met with a penal native area.
Mon, Mar 24, 2014 08:43:00 PM

Joe Durant has failed to cash a check in his five previous outings at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

It's a bit amazing that only five of his 434 starts have come in this event, but clearly Pebble Beach Golf Links doesn't suit his eye. He's failed to make the cut in his five previous starts. Perhaps the stats tell the story. Durant is one of the most accurate drivers on the PGA TOUR, and has been for years. Driving accuracy isn't at a premium in this event due to forgiving fairways and light rough.
Wed, Feb 5, 2014 08:26:00 PM

Joe Durant begins the 2013-14 PGA TOUR season as a full-time member once again.

He's a four-time winner, but has struggled to find success as he nears one of the golfing profession's magic numbers. He turns 50 in April, meaning he could consider a jump to the Champions Tour at that time. Known as one of the most accurate drivers over the last decade and an above-average iron player to boot, Durant struggles with length and putting. He's made one of his first two cuts, amassing 25 FedExCup points in the process. He is subject to the reshuffle, so every point counts.
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 08:43:00 PM

Joe Durant is set to tee it up in his fourth McGladrey Classic.

Durant tied for sixth in the 2010 inaugural edition and hasn't missed a start on the Seaside Course since. This marks his first event of the 2013-14 PGA TOUR season, so it appears he's dipping his toe in some preferable water. He turns 50 in April of 2014, so it's possible he's biding his time until he can jump over to the Champions Tour.
Wed, Nov 6, 2013 08:32:00 PM

Joe Durant has been added to the published field of this week's HP Byron Nelson Championship.

Durant started the week as the fourth alternate, but gained entry when Bob Estes withdrew. Durant's only top 10 since 2011 was a T3 at last year's HPBNC when he closed with a pair of 65s. He's 1-for-3 this season on Past Champion status with a T37 in San Antonio.
Tue, May 14, 2013 09:57:00 AM