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Ken Duke Secures First PGA Tour Win at The Travelers

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Journeyman, Ken Duke wrapped up a playoff victory at the Travelers Championship for his first PGA Tour win in 187 starts. 

Winning on the PGA Tour sometimes requires a little luck, Duke's approach into the tenth hole ricocheted of off a greenside tree to within five feet of the pin.  Duke converted the birdie and proceeded to birdie three more holes on the back nine, en route to a final round 66.  His four round total of 12 under par placed him into a playoff.  The playoff was short lived as Duke birdied the second hole of sudden death to secure the win.

"You gotta believe in yourself in everything you do," Duke said. "That's why those guys at the top are winning week in, week out because they believe they can do it. It's kind of one of those things once you finally do it it might come easier the next time. That's kind of the way I feel."

Ken Duke opted for the lightweight performance and stability of the FJ Sport during his winning performance.  

The Travelers Championship Shoe Count

FJ - 60%

Nearest Competitor - 17%

  • Didn't realize that Mr. Duke was a FJ player ? Wow great job, he was solid all day long and he had the luck of the tree. Great first win !!! Congrats Ken Duke and Footjoy.

  • It's a great win for Duke. Not only does he win, but it's his first on the Tour. Just goes to show you that perseverance pays off.

    Congratulations Ken.

  • Great to see Ken get the win in Cromwell CT.  It seems to be a place for 1st time winners.  Very clutch approach shot on 2nd hole of playoff.  Gaming some nice FJ Sports must have given him enough confidence to perceiver to his 1st PGA Tour victory..Congrats to the "DUKE".

  • Way to go Ken. I love seeing a first time winner on the PGA and that playoff was really exciting.

  • Great win for Ken. Followed him several years back at the Nationwide Tour Championship and was impressed with his game.

  • Was surprised (pleasantly) he wasn't in Adidas because of his TMag club deal.  Also had a Cameron NP3 in the bag.

  • Great to see Ken win it as he has paid his dues and continued effort paid off. Congrats

  • Was fortunate to see Ken Duke play on the Nationwide Tour and earn his card in Charleston at the Tour Championships.  He was a crowd pleaser when he was here.  I worked as a volunteer all four years when they were here and hated to see them leave Charleston.  Congratulations to Ken.   We are proud to see our former players do well.....

  • What a shot into the green. He was able to hold his focus throught the play off.