Ken Duke
51-Year-Old Golfer
Injury Undisclosed
Est. Return 6/18/2020
2019–20 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Ken Duke in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
WD from Barbasol Championship
July 15, 2019
Duke has withdrawn his name from the field at the Barbasol Championship, Rob Bolton of reports.
He had gotten into the field this week after Chris Stroud withdrew, but Duke also has decided to not tee it up. The 50-year-old has only made one other start on the PGA Tour this season, choosing to play most of his golf on the Champions Tour.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Ken Duke
FanDuel PGA: Travelers Championship
353 days ago
Louis Oosthuizen earned a top-10 finish at the U.S. Open, and he also earns a mention in this week's picks to click in FanDuel contests.
Yahoo DFS Golf: Travelers Championship
353 days ago
Bubba Watson has owned this event since the start of the decade, so it should come as no surprise that he lands a spot in this week's recommendations for contests on Yahoo.
DraftKings PGA: Travelers Championship
354 days ago
It's only been days since the last major, but this week's field in Hartford is still stacked. In addition to Jason Day, find out who else makes the cut for this week's picks to click on DraftKings.
FantasyDraft PGA: Travelers Championship
June 20, 2018
Coming off a T6 at the U.S. Open, Daniel Berger makes our list of targets on FantasyDraft for this week's Travelers Championship as he looks to post his third consecutive top-five at the event.
DraftKings PGA: Travelers Championship
June 19, 2018
Paul Casey has never finished worse than 17th here and has five top-16 finishes on Tour since March. As a result, he finds himself among the top picks for this week's contests on DraftKings.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
Duke has made a career out of picking his spots on the PGA Tour. In eight years on the PGA Tour, Duke has amassed over $10 million in earnings, but has only three top-3 finishes in that time. One of those top-3's was a win, which always helps, but it shows just how unpredictable he can be. With that in mind, Duke is not a good salary cap option this year because there's no way to know if he's going to pull-out a top-3 somewhere or not. In draft leagues, he'll likely go in the 10th round or later.
Duke is fully exempt this season thanks to his win at the 2013 Travelers Championship, so he's automatically worth a look in salary cap leagues. Throw in that he's finished above the $1 million mark in four of his past six full seasons and there's even more reason to consider him. He has had a couple clunkers in the past six seasons though, so he's not a "must-have", but again, at least take a look.
Duke not only saved his season, but possibly his career with a win at the Travelers Championship last June. He is getting up there in age though, so an uptick in earnings is unlikely in 2014. Duke has never been the most consistent player and that spells trouble as he gets older. Duke is not a consideration in a salary cap format and should go in the 70-80 range in draft formats.
Duke made the most of his return to the PGA TOUR last season by securing his card fairy early. Duke posted his fourth top-10 by early June, and from there, well, he coasted a bit. At least that's how it appears. Duke didn't accomplish much in the second half of the season, which is a little worrisome entering this season. Duke also turns 44 this year, so his numbers on the PGA TOUR might be limited. He will probably do enough to secure his card this season, but beyond that, don't expect too much. In draft leagues, he should go in the seventh round.
Duke spent the majority of the last five years as a PGA TOUR member, but since losing his card he's struggled to regain his privileges. Unless Duke makes a splash with a sponsor's exemption this season, he's likely to fall right about where he did last season.
Duke struggled through the first six months of 2008, but on June 1st, it all turned around. From that point through the end of the year he earned nearly $1.9 million.
Ken Duke's final earnings number looks impressive upon first glance, but a closer looks reveals that he earned over 60 percent of that money during a four-week stretch in early Spring. Duke was a rookie on the Tour last year, though at first glance you wouldn't guess it. Duke is in his late 30s and has spent many years playing professional golf. The odd thing is, he only started playing a full schedule in 2003. Since then he's spent a year on the PGA tour, a couple years on the Nationwide tour, and another year back on the PGA Tour. Make no mistake, this is where he belongs, but I don't see a high upside for Duke in 2008.
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Withdraws from Corales Championship
March 26, 2019
Duke withdrew from the field for this week's Corales Championship, according to Rob Bolton of
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Will tee it up at RSM Classic
November 13, 2017
Duke will be in the field at this week's RSM Classic, Rob Bolton of reports.
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Wins Pro-Am competition at Pebble Beach
February 13, 2017
Duke fired a three-under 69 on Sunday to finish in a tie for 23rd place, but was victorious with his amateur partner Carson Daly to take home the Pro-Am title at Pebble Beach.
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Will not play this week
January 23, 2017
Duke withdrew from the field for the Farmers Insurance Open on Monday, Rob Bolton of reports.
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Not playing Sanderson Farms Championship
October 24, 2016
Duke will no longer be in the field for this week's Sanderson Farms Championship, Rob Bolton of reports.
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