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Ken Duke |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (45) / 1/29/1969
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
College: Henderson State

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Ken Duke will tee it up in his fifth Wyndham Championship later this week.
The veteran has played three of his first four editions at the current venue of Sedgefield CC, peaking with a T24 in 2009. At 152nd in the FedExCup standings, he is in serious jeopardy of missing out on the Playoffs, which begin next week. The good news is, his 2013 win at the Travelers Championship affords him a two-year exemption, so his status for 2014-15 is secure regardless of what happens in Greensboro, North Carolina. Aug 12 - 9:43 PM

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Ken Duke will get introduced to Royal Montreal Golf Club’s Blue Course at this week's RBC Canadian Open.

Duke enters the week ranked 154th in the FedExCup standings, in need of a low finish ahead of the playoffs. The problem lies in the flat stick, losing 0.464 strokes per round with the putter, ranking 172nd on TOUR in strokes gained-putting. His last finish inside the top 30 was nearly six months ago at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Jul 22 - 12:17 PM

Ken Duke ends his title defense with a 2-under-par 34-34=68 in the final round of the Travelers Championship, finishing at 4-under 276.

This was about as good as you could expect from Duke, given his recent form. He clearly feels comfortable at this venue, and will be someone to consider next year if his form shows any improvement. The lack of length at TPC River Highlands makes it a very manageable course for Duke. A triple bogey in the second round and double in the third round put an anchor on his overall score this week.
Jun 22 - 1:12 PM

Ken Duke opened his title defense of the Travelers Championship with a 5-under-par 33-32=65.

It's as if he never left town. Duke split 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 15 greens in regulation en route to an eagle-3 (at No. 13) and four birdies. All of his par breakers measured less than 10 feet. His only blemish was a bogey at the par-4 10th hole where he found trouble left of the fairway from the tee. The 45-year-old is only three strokes off the overnight lead.
Jun 19 - 6:25 PM

Ken Duke claimed his only PGA TOUR title in a playoff over Chris Stroud in the 2013 Travelers Championship and is back to defend this week.

Perhaps this will mark the end of a one-year party for Duke, as he's done very little to back up his breakthrough. He ranks 145th in the FedExCup standings entering his return to TPC River Highlands and hasn't done any better than a T15 at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open to kick off his 2013-14 season back in October of 2013. Very little suggests that he will be a factor in his defense. In fact, making the cut should be considered a successful week.
Jun 16 - 9:48 PM

Ken Duke shot a 3-under-par 32-35=67 in his opening round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, finishing two strokes off the overnight lead.

The 45-year-old skated out to bogey-free 5-under through 14 holes today before submitting to a bogey-par-bogey finish. Still, this goes in the books as his lowest lid-lifter in any tournament since last year's edition of the Colonial when he opened a T31 with a 66. Today's walk featured five birdies, including runs from 12'1" and 25'2" at the seventh and 10th holes, respectively. He parred both par 5s.
May 22 - 7:36 PM

Ken Duke enters THE PLAYERS ranked 136th in the FedExCup standings.

Duke has 11-of-14 cuts made on the season, but is still searching for that first big payday of the season. He's missed the cut each of his last three trips to TPC Sawgrass. The course history is not great, but Duke has become much more consistent since his maiden victory last year, making the weekend in 74% of his tournaments since.
May 7 - 10:32 AM

Ken Duke makes his second appearance in the Masters this week.

Duke's only other trip to Augusta National Golf Club resulted in a respectable share of 35th. At 124th in the FedExCup standings, he isn't exactly instilling any fear in the field this week. His only top 25 of the season came way back at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.
Apr 7 - 10:26 PM

Ken Duke enters this week's Northern Trust Open without the confidence of much success at Riviera Country Club.

The veteran has missed three of his five cuts in this event, with a T59 in 2012 the best result. It's been a steady season overall, but he did miss his only cut of the season in last week's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Converging trends don't seem to be in his favor.
Feb 11 - 10:54 PM

Ken Duke spun a 4-under-par 33-36=69 in the second round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, improving to 7-under 139 for the week.

Duke circled six birdies and handed back two bogeys on his lap around the Kapalua Resort Plantation Course, gaining just shy of four strokes on the field with his flat stick. It's really been a tale of two 18s, with ball-striking dominating on Friday and the putter in Saturday's second round. After hitting every GIR and missing just two fairways in round one, while losing 2.717 strokes with the putter, he only hit 11 GIR in round two but scores a stroke lower. Perhaps things will begin to average out for the veteran in round three.
Jan 4 - 6:16 PM

Ken Duke had to wait 44 years, but will now tee it up in his first Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

Duke was one of the feel-good first-time winners in 2013, picking up the hardware at the Travelers Championship in a playoff. While he cooled off late in the 2013 season, he managed to pick up a T15 in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in what was his first start of 2013-14. At 170th in driving distance in 2013, it's unlikely that he has the pop off the tee to contend in Kapalua.
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 09:42:00 PM

Ken Duke thrashed TPC Summerlin for a final-round 6-under-par 33-32=65 in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and holds an early clubhouse lead at 13-under 271.

Duke circled seven birdies to just one bogey on the afternoon, with the lone blemish coming at the par-5 13th. He surrounded that bogey with birdies on the 11th and 12th holes, then three consecutive birdies beginning at the par-3 14th. This will easily go down as his best finish since winning his first PGA TOUR event at the 2013 Travelers Championship, eclipsing a T48 at the John Deere Classic. It appears the hangover has lifted and he is once again dialed in.
Sun, Oct 20, 2013 04:44:00 PM

Ken Duke limps into Conway Farms Golf Club for the BMW Championship.

Duke has missed the cut on each of the first two legs of the FedExCup Playoffs and enters the week ranked 61st in the standings. Since his breakthrough win at the Travelers Championship in June, he's failed to crack a top 45 in eight tries. All signs point to this being the end of his 2013 season, but the win makes it a career year no mater what happens in the final hours of his year.
Thu, Sep 5, 2013 08:35:00 PM

Ken Duke makes Oak Hill his fifth PGA Championship this week.

Duke’s experienced a modicum of success over the years in this event. He cracked the top 20 in each of his first two tries in 2007 and 2008. Given his win at the Travelers Championship, he has the luxury of giving it his best shot with little worry of consequences.
Wed, Aug 7, 2013 08:31:00 PM

Ken Duke turned in an even-par 36-35=71 for his opening round of the AT&T National, finishing three strokes off the clubhouse lead.

A sound way to start for the most recent breakthrough champion on the PGA TOUR. He hit 12 greens in regulation and canceled three bogeys with three birdies. He circled a birdie from 17'6" at the first hole, but his longest conversion of the round save was a par save from 21'1" at 11, his second hole of the loop around Congressional.
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 02:28:00 PM