Pros react to Duke's first Tour win at 44

Ken Duke after his win in the 2013 Travelers Championship, his first on PGA Tour.

Ken Duke after his win in the 2013 Travelers Championship, his first on PGA Tour.

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PGA Tour pro Ken Duke, in winning the Travelers Championship on Sunday in a playoff against Chris Stroud, earned his first Tour victory at age 44.

Such a career accomplishment naturally earned support from his colleagues far and wide across the Tour – praise that stretched into the next day. Here's a sample of social-media posts from Tour players' Twitter accounts:

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Brandt Snedeker, @BrandtSnedeker: "Congrats to @DukePGA aka"the godfather" for his first PGA tour win.. We all knew you could just glad you finally realized it old man!!"

William McGirt, @WilliamMcGirt: "@DukePGA congrats on your win @TravelersChamp! Well deserved for one of the best guys on Tour!"

Justin Rose, @JustinRose99: "@DukePGA congrats on the win bud! Really pleased for you."

John Senden, @JohnSendenGolf: "Congrats to ken duke winning @TravelersChamp . #masters! Very Natural 'old school' golf swing. Plays with freedom.!!!! …"

Bob Toski, @BobToski: "Hey Ken Duke @TravelersChamp - See you at the Masters."

Lee Westwood, @WestwoodLee: "Well done Ken Duke! Top ball striker."

Greg Norman, @SharkGregNorman: "@DukePGA Congrats on a well deserved and warranted victory. Use this one to go onto others. #attacklife and golf."

Bob Estes, @BobEstesPGA: "@DukePGA Great playin' Duke! Congrats to you & Bob Toski!!"

Steve Wheatcroft, @wheatiePGA: "@DukePGA Congrats big boy. Glad to see you finally get the W. Well deserved."

Ian Poulter, @IanJamesPoulter: "Congrats to Ken Duke on winning his first PGATour Wvent at the age of 43. That's pretty dam cool. Enjoy."

Paul Azinger, @PaulAzinger: "The focus story today should be Ken Duke’s first time @PGATOUR victory at the age of 44! The oldest first time tour winner in 18 years!"

John Daly, @PGA_JohnDaly: "Congrats to my friend Ken Duke one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet as well #HOGFANASWELL"

Ken Duke, ‏@DukePGA: "This has been an amazing ride, thanks to everyone for all the support, it means the world to me!!! pic.twitter.com/NIJCb7nvR7"

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