Pros react to Duke's first Tour win at 44
Monday, June 24, 2013
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"