David Duval enters golf design business

From today’s New York Times:

With more than $16 million in career earnings, Duval is not burdened with financial concerns, and he began planning for his career after golf years ago. On Tuesday, he announced his newest venture, Duval Designs, a golf course design and architectural firm that will build its first course in Baja, Mexico, the Loreto Bay Golf Club.

Although Duval looked forward to designing a golf course, he says he still believes in his ability to play on them. Asked if he was confident that he would return to being one the world’s best players, Duval said: “I’m very confident. It’s a matter of working on the things I’ve been working on, improving and gaining confidence in them.”

Wonder who is doing the actual design work for Duval? I assume, since he is an IMG guy, that “his” courses will actually be created by IMG’s in-house architect Brit Stenson. He’s done work with other IMG clients like Mark O’Meara, and Nick Faldo. That will let Duval make three appearances at his courses — including a ground-breaking and a media opening.

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