Palm City’s Ken Duke was 44 when he won his first PGA Tour event last year. Justin Hicks of Royal Palm Beach didn’t earn his Tour card until 36. And Steve LeBrun of West Palm Beach got his card at 34, lost it at 35 and now is striving to get it back at 36.
For every Tiger Woods or Jordan Spieth who breaks out at 20, there are dozens of grinders who spend years honing their game while making an arduous climb to what they hope will be a rewarding existence on the PGA Tour.
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