Joe Durant

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Joe Durant
Personal information
Full nameJoseph Scott Durant
Born (1964-04-07) April 7, 1964 (age 54)
Pensacola, Florida
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceMolino, Florida
Career
CollegeHuntingdon College
Turned professional1987
Current tour(s)PGA Tour Champions
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Web.com Tour
Professional wins8
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour4
Web.com Tour1
PGA Tour Champions3
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentCUT: 1999, 2001, 2002, 2007
U.S. OpenT24: 2001
The Open ChampionshipT59: 2002
PGA ChampionshipT18: 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.[3] He has featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking.[4] His best finish in a major is T18 at the 2007 PGA Championship.[5] 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 (7)[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

PGA Tour Champions wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Apr 26, 2015 Big Cedar Lodge Legends of Golf
(with Billy Andrade)
−19 (63-51-45=159) 3 strokes Scotland Sandy Lyle & Wales Ian Woosnam
2 Aug 7, 2016 3M Championship −19 (70-64-63=197) Playoff Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez
3 Feb 18, 2018 Chubb Classic −19 (67-63-67=197) 4 strokes United States Steve Stricker, United States Billy Mayfair, United States David Toms
United States Tim Petrovic, United States Lee Janzen

PGA Tour Champions playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2016 3M Championship Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez Won with eagle on first extra hole

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1998 1999
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open T32 CUT
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship T40
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament CUT CUT CUT
U.S. Open T24 CUT CUT CUT
The Open Championship CUT T59 CUT CUT CUT
PGA Championship T51 T60 T39 CUT T72 T18
Tournament 2010 2011 2012
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship
PGA Championship
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

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. ^ Kelley, Brent. "PGA Tour Scoring Record: Lowest 90-Hole Stroke Total". About.com. Retrieved January 16, 2015.
  4. ^ "Ranking Graph – Joe Durant". Official World Golf Ranking. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  5. ^ "Golf Major Championships". Retrieved May 12, 2014.

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