Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Whatever happened to David Duval?

I don't know why but something about David Duval still fascinates me.

True, in his comeback attempt, I watched him hit it sideways. During a practice round at the U.S. Open at Shinnecock, I stood there on the tee behind him and watched him pump three in a row so deep into the woods that the smattering of fans couldn't believe it. Me, either. It was that bad.

Still, with so much talent still residing somewhere in that angst-ridden mind and body of his, how could the former No. 1 in the world effectively walk away from the game? A long-overdue happy family life waiting for him had a lot to do with it.

But as John Hawkins of Golf World wrote in this recent piece, Duval had one foot out golf's door before his game went south. If you like Duval, it's worth reading.

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