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Joe Durant

  • Birthplace: Pensacola, Fla.
  • Residence: Molino, Fla.
  • Birthdate: April 7, 1964
  • Age: 43 Ht.:
  • Turned Pro: 1987
  • College: Huntingdon College
  • Eligibility Code: 8, 10

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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; scoring 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; scoring 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; scoring 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; scoring average - 70.13 (ranked 4th); money - $159,386 (ranked 3rd); Winner, Nike Mississippi Gulf Coast Classic.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 15; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring 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; scoring 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 ; in money -18; Top-10 finishes - 4; money - $612,882 (ranked 76th); best finish -5th at the Tampa Bay Classic

2000 Stats
scoring average - 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 ; in money -14; Top-10 finishes - 6; money - $2,381,684 (ranked 14th); Winner, at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic and Genuity Championship

2001 Stats
scoring average - 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 ; in money -16; Top-10 finishes - 0 money $427,217 (ranked 137th); best finish -T-11th at the Honda Classic;

2002 Stats
scoring average - 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).

2003 Notes
Led PGA Tour in Greens in Regulation (72.9%) and finished in top 10 in GIR for the fifth straight season.

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; rounds played - 96; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 4; money - $1,119,002; (ranked 66th); best finish - T-2nd at the FBR Capital Open.

2003 Stats
scoring average - 70.58 / (50th); driving distance - 286.7 / (94th); driving accuracy - 74.0% / (10th); GIR - 72.9% / (1st); putting - 1.794 / (148th); birdie average - 3.83 per rd / (46th) / total birdies - 368; sand saves - 30.3% / (190th); all-around; rank - 714 / (79th).

2004 Notes
Finished first on TOUR in Greens in Regulation, fourth in Driving Accuracy and fifth in Total Driving.

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; rounds played - 85; in money - 16; Top-10 finishes - 3; money - $952,547; (ranked 81st); best finish - 4th at the Ford Championship at Doral and Chrysler Championship.

2004 Stats
scoring average - 70.75 / (50th); driving distance - 287.2 / (97th); driving accuracy - 75.1% / (4th); GIR - 73.3% / (1st); putting - 1.798 / (157th); birdie average - 3.60 per rd / (79th) / total birdies - 306; sand saves - 41.7% / (182nd); all-around; rank - 651 / (62nd).

2005 Notes
Finished in top 100 for the third straight season and earned more than $1 million for the third time in his 10-year career.

2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; rounds played - 81; in money - 5; Top-10 finishes - 3; money - $1,039,699; (ranked 73rd); best finish - T-3rd at the Bank of America Colonial

2005 Stats
scoring average - 70.92 / (82nd); driving distance - 289.2 / (92nd); driving accuracy - 70.9% / (13th); GIR - 70.9% / (2nd); putting - 1.824 / (194th); birdie average - 3.49 per rd / (105th) / total birdies - 283; sand saves - 39.7% / (184th); all-around; rank - 822 / (114th).

2006 Notes
Finished a career-best 13th on the PGA Tour money list and wrapped up Player of the Month honors for October/November thanks to completing the season with five consecutive Top-10 s, including his fourth career victory at the FUNAI Classic at Walt Disney World Resort.

2006 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; rounds played - 101; in money - 22; Top-10 finishes - 7; money - $2,811,139; (ranked 13th); best finish - Win at the FUNAI Classic at the Walt Disney World Resort

2006 Stats
scoring average - 70.77 / (60th); driving distance - 289.1 / (93rd); driving accuracy - 78.4% / (1st); GIR - 69.7% / (6th); putting - 1.785 / (114th); birdie average - 3.62 per rd / (64th) / total birdies - 366; sand saves - 41.5% / (176th); all-around; rank - 597 / (42nd).

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