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article imagePGA Tour News — Veteran Ken Duke wins Travelers

By Larry Seely     Jun 23, 2013 in Sports
Cromwell - Veteran PGA golfer Ken Duke finally broke through with his first victory after the 44 year-old birdied the second hole of a playoff against Chris Stroud.
Stroud forced the extra holes with a terrific chip-in on the final hole of play, but in the end it wasn't enough as Duke won for the first time in 187 starts on tour,
A little lady luck didn't hurt his cause as he played a shot into the tenth hole that bounced off a tree and landed just five feet from the hole. That birdie seemed to boost his confidence and propel him to a strong finish.
Bubba Watson, Charley Hoffman, and Graham DeLaet entered play on Sunday tied for the lead, but Duke fired a final round 66 and Stroud closed with a 67, one shot ahead of DeLaet and two in front of Watson when the smokes cleared.
Thirteen golfers were within three shots of the lead as play began on Sunday, but the veteran golfer pulled out the victory and a first place check of $1,098,000 and a trip to the Masters next spring.
Duke has played professional golf for nearly 20 years and has played on five different tours in that time, but the victory this weekend secures his card for next season and all the perks that go with being a winner on the PGA Tour.
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