Joe Durant

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Joe Durant
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Joseph Scott Durant
Born (1964-04-07) April 7, 1964 (age 50)
Pensacola, Florida
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Molino, Florida
Career
College Huntingdon College
Turned professional 1987
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Former tour(s) Web.com Tour
Professional wins 5
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 4
Web.com Tour 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 1999, 2001, 2002, 2007
U.S. Open T24: 2001
The Open Championship T59: 2002
PGA Championship T18: 2007
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour Comeback
Player of the Year
2001

Joseph Scott Durant (born April 7, 1964) is an American professional golfer.

Durant was born in Pensacola, Florida. He attended Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama, where he majored in Marketing and graduated in 1987.[1] At Huntingdon, he was a three-time NAIA All-American and won the 1987 NAIA Championship.[2]

Durant turned professional in 1987.[1] He has won four times on the PGA Tour.[2] Durant won the 2001 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic with a score of 324 (-36), setting the tournament record which stands today. He has featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking.[3] His best finish in a major is T18 at the 2007 PGA Championship.[4] In 2007 and 2008, he finished No. 129 on the PGA Tour official money list, and began playing some on the Nationwide Tour. By 2009, he was down to No. 131 and lost his PGA Tour card; however, he rebounded in 2010 to finish No. 115 on the money list to earn a spot on the Tour for 2011.[2]

Durant began playing on the Champions Tour after turning 50 in April 2014.

Professional wins (5)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Jun 28, 1998 Motorola Western Open −17 (68-67-70-66=271) 2 strokes Fiji Vijay Singh
2 Feb 18, 2001 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic −36 (65-61-67-66-65=324) 4 strokes United States Paul Stankowski
3 Mar 4, 2001 Genuity Championship −18 (68-70-67-65=270) 2 strokes Canada Mike Weir
4 Oct 22, 2006 FUNAI Classic at the Walt Disney World Resort −25 (69-65-64-65=263) 4 strokes United States Frank Lickliter II
United States Troy Matteson

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2006 Southern Farm Bureau Classic United States D. J. Trahan Lost to birdie on third extra hole

Nike Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runners-up
1 May 12, 1996 Nike Mississippi Gulf Coast Classic −15 (67-71-65-70=273) 1 stroke United States Dave Rummells, United States Brett Quigley

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1998 1999
Masters Tournament CUT DNP
U.S. Open T32 CUT
The Open Championship CUT DNP
PGA Championship T40 DNP
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament DNP CUT CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP T24 CUT CUT DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP CUT T59 CUT DNP CUT DNP CUT DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP T51 T60 T39 CUT T72 DNP T18 DNP DNP
Tournament 2010 2011 2012
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP CUT
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 2
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 6
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 2 24 9
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 2 (1998 U.S. Open – 1998 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Profile on PGA Tour's official site". PGA Tour. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Biographical information on PGA Tour's official site". PGA Tour. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Ranking Graph – Joe Durant". Official World Golf Ranking. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Golf Major Championships". Retrieved May 12, 2014. 

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