Saturday, April 08, 2006

David Duval Please Stop The Madness!

This has to be one of the saddest sports stories in the last 5 years. I remember when David Duval was on top of the golf world. He was basically winning everything. I still remember when he shot the coveted 59 and the Bob Hope Desert Classic.

Now his name on the leader board is synonymous with being near the bottom and missing the cut. It is so agonizing to see him struggle like he has knowing what he was capable of. I almost think the longer he stays on the tour and struggles the chances of him ever getting back to his old form gets smaller.

Duval shot a first round 84 and a second-round 75 including a quintuple-bogey 10 on the par-5 second hole could have played his final Masters round on Friday. He missed the cut with a two-round total of 15-over 159. The 2001 British Open champion, who had fallen to No. 436 in World Golf Rankings heading into the week, has been getting Masters invites thanks to his major victory at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.

He will now have to win another major or regain his status as one of the top 50 players in the world to play in The Masters again.

I think David should give it a rest and retire. He should accept that he had his 15-minutes of fame in the golf world.

What do you think?

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