I’m as guilty as anyone of thinking David Duval will never make a successful return to competitive golf, especially given his downright awful play at some points this year.
That said, as I’ve pointed out in a story I wrote for the National Post last year, I sure hope he does make it. He’s fun to watch and fun to interview, contrary to the opinions of some television reporters.
Interesting then to check out Lorne Rubenstein’s article on Golf Observer.com. where Lorne says Duval may not be that far away from playing well again.
Duval, with his flat, unusual swing, was always a feel player who was streaky. Rube seems to be saying Duval is actually enjoying himself and practicing a lot — making some inroads that will hopefully surface soon.
However, his wife is expecting their first child in eight weeks, a factor that might keep Duval away from the range.