All or nothing for David Duval in 2014
Former world number one and 2001 British Open champion David Duval has indicated he will call it quits if he can’t turn his game around in 2014 and earn back exemption on Tour in his own right.
The 42-year old tweeted that he will “do something else” if he doesn’t perform and that this will be the last year he will ask tournament directors for sponsor exemptions.
Former world one and major winner – David Duval
Duval only has past champion status on Tour, which provides next to no playing opportunities, but has said he doesn’t want to always be relying on the charity of others in order to play.
It wasn’t too many years ago when Duval was in a similar predicament but stunned the golf world by challenging for the 2009 US Open at Bethpage after advancing to the championship through sectional qualifying.
His challenge ended when he bogeyed the final hole when tied for the lead to finish equal 2nd behind Lucas Glover.
Continual injuries and resulting poor form have plagued Duval in recent years, making only 2 cuts in 11 events in 2013.
His world ranking has plummeted to outside the top 1500 but he continues to work hard and hopes to resurrect his game under coach Chris O’Connell.
“I believe 100 percent in what I’m doing,” Duval tweeted recently.