Duke, 42 Grabs Nationwide Tour Championship Title





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It is never too late to become a winner. Ken Duke, 42 proved it by winning the Tour Championship at Daniel Island Club on Sunday. Duke shot a 4-under 68 in the final round and won the tournament by two strokes for his second Nationwide Tour victory.

Thanks to this victorious finish of the season, Duke climbed from 36th to seventh on the money list and earned a berth to the PGA TOUR together with 24 other top earners. Fort Worth’s J.J. Killeen of Texas was at the top of this list with $414,273.

Duke became the second-oldest golfer in the Nationwide Tour Championship history to claim a victory. He has yet to beat Allen Doyle who won the same event in 1995 when he was almost 48.

Duke has played in the Nationwide Tour for many years (2010, 2005-2006, 2003, and 1995), and even managed to claim the 2006 BMW Charity Pro-Am victory. His best years were2004, 2007, 2008 and 2009, when he played on the PGA Tour and finished as a runner up three times.

The winner says that he owes his result to all the hard work that he did with his new trainer. He hopes to keep up his performance next year on the PGA Tour.