GULLANE, Scotland – Everywhere he went, the whispers were the same:
Is that David Duval?
Yes, it was David Duval making his way around Muirfield on Wednesday in final preparation for the British Open, and while most golf fans know who David Duval is, they can't believe he's here. It's been 12 years since his last Tour win, which also marked the climax of his career. Since winning the 2001 British Open, Duval has gone from Tiger Woods' No. 1 rival to a guy just trying to hang on.
He hasn't made a cut in six events in 2013, earned $32,936 in prize money last year and is currently ranked 1,514th in the world – or 1,513 spots lower than he was in 1999.
And yet raising the Claret Jug on Sunday, he said, isn't out of the question.
"As we sit here and talk Wednesday afternoon, I feel like if I can do what I've been doing in practice and have been working on, I will play well," Duval told Yahoo! Sports. "Does that translate to winning? Well, I wouldn't be surprised if I had an opportunity to."
He'dRead More »from David Duval still striving to recapture former glory