Ken Duke Wins 2013 Travelers Championship

Duke beat Chris Stroud on the second playoff hole.

Sunday, Jun 23, 2013  |  Updated 8:31 PM EDT
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Ken Duke Wins 2013 Travelers Championship

CROMWELL, CT- JUNE 23: Ken Duke holds up the Traveler's Championship trophy after winning in a second playoff against Chris Stroud during the final round of the 2013 Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands on June 23, 2012 in Cromwell, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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Journeyman Ken Duke made a 2-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole Sunday to beat Chris Stroud at the Travelers Championship to win his first PGA Tour event.

Stroud had chipped in from 51 feet on the 18th hole to force the playoff. But the 44-year-old Duke made the better approach shot on the second extra hole, bouncing his ball in front of the flag and rolling it close.

Duke wouldn't have been there at all had luck not intervened on the 10th hole, when his ball ricocheted off a tree and onto the green to about 5 feet from the pin, allowing him to make birdie.

Canadian Graham DeLaet finished a stroke back in third place.  Bubba Watson finished fourth, two shots behind, after making a 6 on the par-3 16th hole.
     

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