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Joe Durant

Residence:
   Molino, Fla.
Birthplace:
   Pensacola, Fla.
Turned Pro:
   1987
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 170
Birthdate:
   April 6, 1964
Age: 39
College:
   Pensacola, Fla.

Player Notes

Gave up golf in 1991 to sell insurance, also took job at golf equipment retail house, filling orders and stacking boxes. . .Returned to golf after receiving a stern lecture from his wife, Tracey, about changing his outlook on the golf course. . .Winner, 1992 T.C. Jordan Tour Player of the Year. . .His home near Pensacola, Fla. was twice hit by hurricanes in 1995.

Career Victories

Nationwide Tour
1 - 1996 Mississippi Gulf Coast Classic

PGA Tour
3 - 1998 Motorola Western Open, 2000 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Genuity Championship

Career Summary

1993 Nike Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 11; in money - 4; top-10 finishes - 1; stroke average 72.42; money $6,398 (ranked 127th); best finish, T-8th, Nike Permian Basin Open.

1993 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 18; in money - 2; top-10 finishes - 0; money $4,055 (ranked 279th); best finish, T-47th, Buick Invitational.

1994 Nike Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 12; top-10 finishes - 1; stroke average 71.65; money $20,340 (ranked 71st); best finish, T-7th, Nike Knoxville Open

1995 Nike Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 19; top-10 finishes - 7; stroke average 70.65 (ranked 16th); money $81,697 (ranked 20th); best finish, T-2nd, Nike Sonoma County Open.

1996 Nike Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 23; top-10 finishes - 8; stroke average 70.13 (ranked 4th); money $159,386 (ranked 3rd); winner Nike Mississippi Gulf Coast Classic.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 19; top-10 finishes - 3; stroke average 71.31 (ranked T-102nd); money $240,936 (ranked 100th); best finish, T-5th, Honda Classic.

1998 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 15; top-10 finishes - 2; stroke average 70.87 (ranked 56th); money $651,803 (ranked 43rd); Winner, Motorola Western Open.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 13; top-10 finishes - 0; stroke average 71.88 (ranked 143rd); money $187,062 (ranked 157th); best finish T12th, John Deere Classic -

2000 Notes
In Feb. at the AT&T he suffered a muscle pull trying to throw a duffel bag over his shoulder. It was diagnosed as a fractured rib and he took six weeks for the injury to heal, but he felt that it was hampering most of the year.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 28 / Rounds Played: 94 / Cuts made: 18 / Top-10 finishes: 4; Best finish: 5th at the Tampa Bay Classic; Earnings: $612,882 Rank (76th)

2000 Stats
Scoring - 70.88 / (61st); Driving Distance - 272.1 / (115th); Driving Accuracy - 79.6% / (2nd); GIR - 72.3% / (2nd); Putting - 1.793 / (139th); Birdie Average - 3.66 per rd / (48th) / Total Birdies - 344; Sand Saves - 42.4% / (186th); Scrambling - 61.1% / (57th); All-Around Rank - 719 / (75th)

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 25 / Rounds Played: 80 / Cuts made: 14 / Top-10 finishes: 6 ; Best finish: Winner at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic & Genuity Championship; Earnings: $2,381,684 Rank (14th)

2001 Stats
Scoring - 70.45 / (39th); Driving Distance - 280.4 / (84th); Driving Accuracy - 81.1% / (1st); GIR - 72.1% / (5); Putting - 1.774 / (101st); Birdie Average - 3.80 per rd / (47th) / Total Birdies - 304; Sand Saves - 45.4% / (160th); Scrambling - 58.9% / (124th); All-Around Rank - 522 / (37th).

2002 Notes
Finished the year making nine out of his last 11 cuts and with last 14 rounds at par or better.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 28 / Rounds Played: 86 / Cuts made: 16 / Top-10 finishes: 0 / Best finish: T-11th at the Honda Classic / Earnings: $427,217 Rank (137th)

2002 Stats
Scoring - 71.28 / (112th); Driving Distance - 274.8 / (152nd); Driving Accuracy - 75.6% / (10th); GIR - 70.3% / (8th); Putting - 1.819 / (191st); Birdie Average - 3.30 per rd / (163rd) / Total Birdies - 284; Sand Saves - 43.5% / (170th); All-Around Rank - 939 / (134th)

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