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Video: Duke gets a grassy and a sandy on the ninth

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Ken Duke's tee shot on the par-3 ninth finished against a bush. After careful consideration, Duke decided to take his medicine - which tasted pretty good after he saved par.

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Duke talked about the series of events following his second-round, 2-over 72.

"You feel like you hit a pretty good shot sometimes and you just get a bad result. I really had no chance to hit it forward to the hole. I could have gone to the right, but if I hit it a little bit harder it might have rolled down the hill," said Duke, who at 7 over will miss the cut. "So my caddie and I decided to hit it in the bunker; I'm a pretty good bunker player. We were just trying to make four. And when it came out, I thought it had a chance to go in and it did. Sometimes you do the right thing and it pays off and it works out, which is good."