Art of Golf

Painting the portrait of the winner of THE PLAYERS golf tournament is a highlight for me every year. I have painted all the winners to date – nearly forty champion golfers. Every year my art, a montage of portrait and vignettes, tells something of the ever-epic story of that year’s tournament.

All of these portraits hang in a permanent gallery at the Sawgrass Clubhouse in Ponte Vedra, Florida. Additionally, banners of all my portraits line the Sawgrass entrance drive so that they greet visitors in chronological order on the approach to the golf course. The effect is striking.

Jason Day - THE PLAYERS, 2016 by Chris Duke

Heroes of THE PLAYERS Championship are the phantoms... read more

Rickie Fowler 2015 by Chris Duke

Drawing Rickie Fowler this past June, I grinned as I... read more

Martin Kaymer 2014 by Chris Duke

While painting Martin Kaymer, a German golfer, I... read more

Tiger Woods 2013 by Chris Duke

Watching golf is a lesson in character, and Tiger... read more

Matt Kuchar by Chris Duke

I was thrilled to see Matt Kuchar win THE PLAYERS... read more

Adam Scott by Chris Duke

This is one of my favorite Professional Golfers... read more

Stephen Ames by Chris Duke

Stephen Ames is one of my favorite portraits as it... read more

Clubhouse at Sawgrass by Chris Duke

While preparing to do my portrait of Phil Mickelson... read more

Tiger Woods by Chris Duke

Tiger’s 65-foot “putt heard round the world” on the... read more

Sergio Garcia by Chris Duke

Sergio Garcia’s fist pump at the moment of his 2008... read more

Jack Nicklaus by Chris Duke

The Professional Golfers Association (PGA) asked me... read more

Henrik Stenson by Chris Duke

It was a treat to illustrate fellow Swede Henrik... read more

Fred Funk by Chris Duke

Fred Funk, champion of THE PLAYERS in 2005, is a... read more

KJ Choi by Chris Duke

From South Korea, KJ Choi is Asia's most successful... read more

Phil Mickelson by Chris Duke

Known as “Lefty” for his left-handed swing, Phil... read more

Davis Love III by Chris Duke

Davis Love won THE PLAYERS Championship twice, in... read more

Hal Sutton by Chris Duke

In 1983, Hal Sutton overcame a 4-stroke deficit to... read more

Calvin Peete by Chris Duke

Calvin Peete, a fellow Detroit native, was a self-... read more

Fred Couples by Chris Duke

I love reflecting on the history of THE PLAYERS and... read more

Greg Norman by Chris Duke

Nicknamed "the Great White Shark," Australia's Greg... read more

Jody Mudd by Chris Duke

Kentucky native Jodie Mudd won THE PLAYERS... read more

Mark Hayes by Chris Duke

1977 was the first year THE PLAYERS Championship was... read more