Ken Duke

2013 Travelers Championship Winner. Member of the PGA Tour. In Conjunction with Barry Meister at Meister Sports.

Professional Golfer

Career Highlights and Awards
  • Travelers PGA Tour Winner (2013)
  • Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island (2011)
  • Nationwide Tour Player of the Year (2006)
  • Nationwide Tour Leading Money Winner (2006)
  • BMW Charity Pro-AM at the Cliffs Winner (2006)
  • Canadian Tour Order of Merit Award (1999)
  • Shell Payless Open Winner (1999)

Ken is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour.

After turning professional in 1994, Duke bounced around the world playing mini-tours and on the Asian Tour, South American Tour, and the Canadian Tour. In 1999, he won twice on the Canadian Tour and led their Order of Merit. Duke first played on what was then the Nike Tour in 1995 and qualified for the PGA Tour in 2004, but failed to keep his card and returned to the Nationwide Tour. In 2006 he finished at the top of the Nationwide Tour money list and won the BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs, which regained his playing rights on the PGA Tour for 2007.

After a slow start to the 2007 season, Duke hit a run of good form in the spring, with four consecutive top 10 finishes, elevating Duke into the top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings.

At the 2011 Nationwide Tour Championship, Duke secured his PGA Tour card with a win. He jumped from 36th on the Tour's money list to seventh.

On June 23, 2013, in his 187th start and after three runner-up finishes in his career, Duke broke through to win his first event on the PGA Tour at the Travelers Championship. He beat Chris Stroud with a birdie on the second extra hole of a sudden-death playoff. He entered the final round two shots back of the leaders, but shot a final round 66 to take the lead in the clubhouse before Stroud chipped in on the final green to force a playoff. In the playoff, after both players made par on the first extra hole, Duke played his approach to within three feet. Stroud, who was about 30 feet away, could not make a birdie, leaving Duke to convert from three feet for his first PGA Tour victory.

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