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A long road to paradise for Ken Duke

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By DOUG FERGUSON
AP Golf Writer

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) - Every day brought another reminder to Ken Duke of what it means to finally be a PGA Tour winner.

When he was fishing during the offseason, someone passing by in a boat would greet him with congratulations. A few days before Christmas, he was sifting through a stack of mail when he came across a cream envelope with impeccable writing and a postmark from Augusta, Ga. - his official invitation to the Masters. Then he learned he was being inducted next year into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame.

All that before he boarded a plane for paradise.

Duke is among 13 players who are eligible for the first time to play in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, which starts Friday. It might be hard to find anyone who appreciates being here more.

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