Still the Same David Duval

Day 27 without playing golf

I don’t know how David Duval will finish this weekend, but he’s placed himself on a golf leaderboard for the first time in a long time. He has good company in Jim Furyk and Tiger Woods.

The thing I love about David Duval is the way he carries himself.

David never seemed to get too full of himself when he was #1 in the late 90s. He felt uncomfortable in the media glare, something that the fans didn’t always understand. And he obviously wasn’t one to tie his self-worth to big-time golf, which helps explain how he’s handled the slew of injuries and horrific slump so gracefully.

Obviously, it would be great for Duval (and golf) if he could win. At 729th in the world rankings, he has a long way to go to recapture his previous form. (Although Duval is ahead of a former U.S. Open champion — Scott Simpson is ranked 730.)

I know I’m not the only one rooting for David Duval.

The Armchair Golfer

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