Palm City’s ‘Duke of hazards’ wins first PGA tour event at age 44, after 187 starts

Ken Duke of Palm City celebrates his 1st PGA Tour victory in his 187th Tour start at the age of 44 years, 4 months and 25 days.(Source: Getty Images)

Even the most cynical person had to find it somewhat cruel Sunday when Palm City resident Ken Duke was poised to win his first PGA Tour event at the advanced age of 44 — until Chris Stroud chipped in from off the 18th green to force an unlikely playoff at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, CT, according to The Republic.

Duke is the 10th first-time winner on Tour this season. Last year there were nine first-time winners on Tour and 14 in 2011.

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