Kenneth Wootson Duke was born in Hope, Arkansas on January 29, 1969. He became a professional golfer in 1994 but he only got to join the PGA Tour in 2004. He also failed to keep his card so he can return to the Nationwide Tour. But in 1999, he earned 2 Canadian Tour wins- one at the Shell Payless Open and the Bayer Championship.

Ken finished his degree in Sports Management in Henderson State University.

Born 29 Jan 1969
Nationality United States United States

In his full time career, he ranked in the top 190 in the 2004 money list. He advanced to 47th position in 2005 and eventually the first in 2006. He was 45th in the 2007 FedEx Cup standing and advanced to 22nd in 2008. As to date Duke already played more or less 100 events in the PGA Tour and 103 events in the Nationwide Tour.

In 2006, he won the BMW Charity Pro-Am at the Cliffs. His victory qualified him to join the PGA Tour for 2007. That same year, in 2006, he thought the 2007 season was not as good as expected by many, Kenneth made a hit run in the spring. He made four consecutive top 10 finishes. His performance advanced his position to the top 100 in the Official World Golf Rankings.

Three of his best results in the Major Championships was when he tied twenty-third at the U.S. Open and tied 13th at the PGA Championship. He made a halfway cut in the 1997 British Open.

His best results in 2008 were the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee where he finished second place; the Buick Open where he tied 4th; Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Master Card where he tied 6th; Deutsche Bank Championship where he tied 10th; and the RBC Canadian Open where he tied 11th.

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    John Ambridge

    Cangratualtion on your well-deserved PGA victory. I remember watching you play here in Ottawa Canada many years ago when you were on the Canadian tour, and you were a true gentleman and very friendly. You even thanked us for coming out to watch you. So good things can happen to good people.

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    Rocco Schiavo

    To Mr. Ken Duke, I heard at one of his TOURS , THIS YEAR. That, He had Scolisis of his spine. I would like to know, how he got it corrected? Since I an suffering from the same thing. Thank you ,