Durbin began his PBA career in 1967 when he won two tournaments and Sporting News PBA Rookie of the Year honors. Durbin went on to win the Firestone Tournament of Champions in 1972 before leaving regular tour action for a few years in the mid-70s. After coming back full-time on the Tour at the age of 36, Durbin added four more titles before collecting his 10th PBA victory at the 1982 Firestone. Astonishingly, after being inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame at the annual Firestone dinner preceding the 1984 Tournament of Champions, Durbin went on to win the Firestone for a record third time later in the week. Durbin, who served as President of the PBA in 1983-84, finished with 14 PBA Tour titles and more than $800,000 in career earnings. Was inducted into USBC Hall of Famer in 2016.