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Ken Duke |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (46) / 1/29/1969
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
College: Henderson State

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After a one-year hiatus, Ken Duke returns to postseason action at The Barclays and enters the Playoffs ranked 117th in the FedExCup standings.
Duke is 1-for-4 at The Barclays pocketing a T12 in 2008 (Ridgewood CC) as his only cash. He chased it with a T10 at the Deutsche Bank, a T33 at the BMW Championship, and a T17 in the TOUR Championship. It was the only year that the 46-year-old advanced to the finale, eventually finishing 22nd in the final FEC standings. In his last two Playoffs appearances (2012/2013), he missed four of five cuts and posted T65 (of 70 players) at the no-cut BMW in 2013. Duke is 15-for-29 on the season with three top 10s, but two of those came in the fall. His only top-10 finish in the calendar year was a T10 at the Travelers Championship at the end of June. He has posted two top 25s in his last five starts, but both came at opposite-field events. Aug 25 - 7:42 PM

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Ken Duke prepares for his fifth start at Sedgefield Country Club during this week's Wyndham Championship.

Duke is 3-for-5 at the Wyndham, but just 2-for-4 since the transition to Sedgefield CC. The course layout is classical, and rather short by today's standards. That may help Duke keep up with the big hitters off the tee. On the flip side, he still ranks just 135th in strokes gained:tee-to-green and 151st in putting. His current FedExCup positioning of 113th would currently get him in the Playoffs, but he can't afford anymore down weeks.
Aug 19 - 6:35 PM

Ken Duke parades into Glen Abbey Golf Club for his eighth start at this week's RBC Canadian Open.

Duke arrives in solid form, collecting six paydays in his last seven starts. That stretch includes a T23 at the Barbasol Championship and T10 at the Travelers Championship. His stats don't leap off the page as he ranks just 156th in strokes gained on the season. Duke finished T11 in 2008 when Glen Abbey hosted, but gamers should not expect a repeat this week.
Jul 21 - 10:40 PM

Ken Duke spun a 4-under-par 35-31=66 in the final round of the Travelers Championship to conclude at 10-under 270, currently T11 with play still in progress.

Duke, the 2013 Travelers Champion, began his final frame at 6-under (T34) and eight swings back. On his round, he smothered one bogey (par-3 fifth) with five birdies at Nos. 6, 11, 12, 14 and 18. His set featured three birdie rolls from outside of nine feet, including a dramatic 36'9" sidewinder at the par-4 18th, which brought out the fist pump. For his efforts, Duke piped 12 (of 14) fairways and landed 14 greens in regulation for a 2.055 strokes gained: tee-to-green, currently seventh in that stat on the week. The 46-year-old, 124th in the FedExCup standings, has two top 10s in 21 prior starts on the season, the last (T9) coming at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in November.
Jun 28 - 4:31 PM

Ken Duke turned in a 5-under-par 33-34=67 for his opening round of the Memorial, good for outright possession of the clubhouse lead.

Duke needed this. Now he need to make it count. Positioned 121st in the FedExCup standings, the 46-year-old is without a top 30 in 2015. Save a bogey-6 at the 11th hole at Muirfield Village today, he was spot on. The veteran went 4-for-5 in scrambling and converted three birdies on each nine, including a pair of rolls from just outside 15 feet at Nos. 13 and 16.
Jun 4 - 12:52 PM

Ken Duke turns his attention to this week's Crowne Plaza Inviational at Colonial.

Duke has played the weekend each of his past four trips to Colonial Country Club. Unfortunately his form is not as promising, as he's missed five straight cuts, signing just two scorecards under par during that stretch. Colonial is so unique that form can sometimes be overlooked, but Duke should still be avoided in fantasy games this week.
May 20 - 8:29 AM

Ken Duke has four top 25s at TPC Louisiana and returns for a chance at his fifth during this week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Duke enters this week on the heels of three straight missed cuts. He is 7-for-15 overall on the season, placing him at 113th in the FedExCup standings. His game doesn't particularly fit the course on paper, but it certainly fits his eye. There aren't many venues where Duke boasts this kind of history, so fans of the veteran won't want to miss out on this opportunity to invest.
Apr 22 - 8:04 PM

Ken Duke toured Bay Hill Club and Lodge in 5-under-par 34-33=67 in his opening round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, situating himself as a clubhouse co-leader.

Both of Duke's paydays in five trips to Bay Hill are top 10s, so this isn't as much of a surprise in that context as it is compared to recent form. After three pars and a bogey going out today, the last conversion dropping from 12 feet at the par-4 13th where he found water on approach, the 46-year-old buried six birdies against no bogeys or worse. The good bogey triggered birdies at 14, 15 and 16, the first two measuring 56'3" and 14'4", respectively. Overall, he split 12 (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation. At last check, he ranked second in the field in strokes gained: putting at 3.717. Incidentally, according to Golf Channel's Todd Lewis on Twitter, Duke has been hampered of late by a bone spur in his left heel. The golfer alluded to an injury in his post-round interview with Lewis.
Mar 19 - 1:35 PM

Ken Duke has slid into the field of this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational.

The 46-year-old was the third alternate when the field was released on Friday, but he was the last to gain entry following three withdrawals today. Two of Duke's 22 career top 10s occurred at Bay Hill (2008, 2013), but he's missed the cut in his other three trips, all as a result of failing to break par in every round. On the shoulders of six paydays in 11 starts this season, including two top 10s, he 99th in the FedExCup standings.
Mar 16 - 11:36 AM

Ken Duke hope to find lightning in a bottle at this week's Valspar Championship.

Duke turned 46 in late January. It's about the only thing he's been able to celebrate in recent memory. Since he closed out the fall with a T9 at Mayakoba, he's a mere 2-for-5 with no top 45s. However, thank to a T4 at McGladrey, the one-time PGA TOUR winner sits 92nd in the FedExCup standings. In seven appearances at Copperhead, he has only one top-30 finish, but it was a T5 in 2012.
Mar 12 - 1:09 AM

Ken Duke has been removed from the published field of this week's Farmers Insurance Open.

Duke has opened the 2015 portion of the season 0-for-2, but thanks to a pair of top 10s in the fall, he's currently 60th in the FedExCup standings. He hasn't played the Farmers since 2012 and has only one payday in four appearances. That was way back in 2004, his rookie year on the PGA TOUR.
Feb 2 - 10:39 AM

Ken Duke went the entire 2013-14 PGA TOUR season without a top-10 finish, but quickly remedied that in 2014-15.

The winner of the 2013 Travelers Championship rid himself of a length hangover with a T4 in The McGladrey Classic and followed that up with a T9 in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba a few weeks later. Those were two of the three cuts he made in five starts to begin the season. He is playing with a sense of urgency this season, as his two-year exemption for winning the Travelers expires at the end of this season.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 08:46:00 PM

Ken Duke posted an even-par 35-36=71 in the final round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba to share ninth place at 11-under 273.

Duke had a bit of a wild ride around El Camaleón GC. He circled five birdies, but swallowed two double bogeys and one bogey on the afternoon. This is his second top-10 finish of the 2014-15 season, joining a T4 at The McGladrey Classic.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 04:45:00 PM

Ken Duke signed for a 1-under-par 33-37=70 in the third round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba and is safely inside the top five at 11-under 202.

He threatened the top of the leaderboard three birdies and eight pars over his first 11 holes, but almost gave it all back on his last seven holes. That closing stretch featured a birdie, a bogey and a double bogey to go with four pars. His critical mistake was driving his ball into the hazard right of the fairway on the par-4 16th hole. His 10 GIR also help to tell the story as to why he wasn't able to score any better on a rainy day in Mexico.
Sat, Nov 15, 2014 04:48:00 PM

Ken Duke torched El Camaleón Golf Club for eight birdies en route to a bogey-free, 8-under-par 32-31=63 in his second round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

This was arguably the best round of Duke's career. Duke striped all 14 fairways and hit 16 greens in regulation to set it up. He buried four birdies on each nine. Somewhat hard to believe is that he's never scored lower than 63 in 225 previous PGA TOUR starts. In fact, today marks just the second time that he's signed for the number. His first 63 occurred in the first round of the 2008 Shriners. At 10-under 132 in México, the 45-year-old is two strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 12:17:00 PM