Edited by cfgolf, 19 April 2012 - 02:14 PM.
Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:25 PM
Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:38 PM
I have always thought that he would someday get his game back, but I feel that time is running out for it to happen now. His slump has been so prolonged that it's going to be much harder for him to snap out of it in the way that Westwood & Stricker managed. Perhaps he's another Ian Baker-Finch.
I hope he either sorts his game out or quits playing tournament golf. He doesn't need to money, and it's really sad to see a once great champion not only struggling at the bottom of the leaderboard, but also to get in to tournaments.
Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:40 PM
Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:29 PM
Posted 20 April 2012 - 07:13 AM
Posted 20 April 2012 - 07:52 AM
Posted 20 April 2012 - 08:42 AM
Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:53 AM
Me too...started in '97 when I was 15 and loved Duval. Even got me some big Oakley wrap-arounds back then!
I still remember cheering all alone at home when he eagled 18 for the final round 59 at the Bob Hope tournament. Thought he was gonna come out of nowhere and win the US Open at Bethpage, that was a heartbreaker. Go get 'em DD!
Edited by JLTD63, 20 April 2012 - 09:53 AM.
Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:52 PM
Duve's Open win was excellent, no doubt, but had Woosie not had that nightmare blunder with the extra club, I, along with several others, believe that he would have gone on to win on his favourite Open venue
Edited by HCEG1, 20 April 2012 - 12:53 PM.
Posted 20 April 2012 - 06:39 PM
I've jinxed him now though.
Posted 20 April 2012 - 07:54 PM
Golf is hard. People get hurt or lose parts of their game like putting. You see a guy like Phil who has pretty much avoided injury and can still play. He won Pebble, could have won the Masters and almost won The Open last year. It is hard to stay on top. The putting is usually the first thing to go.
Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:32 PM
I've jinxed him now though.
I see that and I think he is safe to make it on the number even though not everyone has finished. Didn't break par in either round but it's a start! Hopefully, he'll have a good weekend and gain some confidence.
Posted 21 April 2012 - 08:38 AM
David Duval -DID- make the 36-hole cut in Texas. But with 81 players, there will be a 54-hole "mini-cut" after today. The players who do not advance to Sunday do get official credit for a finish as well as official money and points. So Duval will seek to improve his standing today so that he can play Sunday.
Texas Open Leaderboard ... http://www.pgatour.c...r041/index.html
Edited by Frank-0-Sport, 21 April 2012 - 08:39 AM.
Posted 21 April 2012 - 04:25 PM
Ya know, I really feel bad for this guy. It may seem hypocritical, considering I have no compunction about dismissing sympathy for Kim and Daly but Duval seems to be a different story.
This really isn't about work ethic or lack of conditioning or distractions. The back and the vertigo are vicious afflictions for a pro golfer.
When he went to Q school last year, it said a lot about his character and commitment. I was pulling for him.
Posted 21 April 2012 - 04:45 PM
David elaborated by saying that he had put so much effort into reaching the summit; that he had sacrificed so much of the rest of his life in order to be the game's #1, and win majors.
David thought these things were so important that, once he had achieved them, he would feel contentment and a sense of wholeness. But it worked the other way. He felt empty, like "Is that it? Is that all there is?"
This emptiness made David realize that his priorities were in the wrong order. From an emotional aspect, he virtually abandoned his golfing career, and the competitive nature of it, and proceeded to slide dramatically down the rankings.
I'm not sure David has ever regained the drive, motivation and inspiration needed to be a top-notch touring pro. It would be very interesting to hear him address these issues.
Edited by PGArox, 21 April 2012 - 04:46 PM.