"You have to be patient," Duke said. "You can't make things happen out here. You can't win by pushing everything. You just have to be patient. And that's kind of the way I live life. I'm an easy‑going kind of guy, just kind of a go‑with‑the‑flow kind of guy, and that's the way I play golf."
Bubba Watson looked like he was cruising to a second win in Cromwell until he triple bogeyed the par-3 16th hole. His public dress down of caddie Ted Scott over club selection and yardage has perhaps received as much attention as Duke's triumph, which is a shame, really. Caught on camera, it was a bad moment for Bubba, no doubt.
The caddie took the blame.
"I convinced him to hit the wrong club," Scott told PGATour.com. "I 100 percent take responsibility for it. It's totally my fault. I got in the way of the painter on that one."
"It looked really familiar to the putt I made a billion years ago at Akron," Stadler said about the tournament winner at North Shore Country Club. "Kind of left to right, just kind of dripped it in the low side.
"When's the last time I had anything to win a golf tournament?" he added about his ninth title on the Champions Tour. "It was a while ago. So be it. I missed every putt on the back nine and finally made one that counted."
Good for him. And Ken Duke. It's another thing that's cool about this game. Old(er) guys are good.