Pro golfer Joe Durant was born in Pensacola, Florida. At Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama, Durant was a three-time NAIA All-American and won the NAIA Championship in 1987. He turned professional upon graduating, and has won four events on the PGA TOUR.
Joe took six months away from golf after the 1991 Web.com Tour season, and got his license to sell insurance. During that time, he also took a job at a golf equipment retail house, filling orders and stacking boxes. Before he returned to PGA TOUR golf, he received a lecture from his wife Tracey about changing his negative outlook on the golf course.
He won the 2001 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic with a score of 324 (-36), and that set the tournament record which still stands today. He gave the Chrysler Town & Country Limited that he received for this victory to the Coachella Valley (CA) Youth Center and Boxing Club.