Welcome Back, David

Once we get past this little thing called the U.S. Open, we will be directing our attention to the Travelers Championship.

The field for this year’s get together in Cromwell is incredibly good, especially for the week after the Open, and one name stands out from the latest list of commitments.

David Duval.

I never thought we’d see the former world number-one back in our neighborhood.  His last appearance at TPC River Highlands was in 2003, the year Suzy Whaley made headlines by qualifying to play. 

He shot an 83 in the opening round, 8 shots back of Whaley.  He began with two drives that went out-of-bounds.  After he blew two drives O.B. on the 12th hole, he took a wedge and hit the ball a hundred yards just to put it in play.  After the round, he withdrew, seemingly never to return.

Duval’s career since has had a lot of downs and a few ups.  But he perseveres.  He believes in himself.  And next week, we will see him for the first time in 8 years.

If you go to the Travelers Championship (and it deserves your support), give David Duval a hand.

It will be good to have him back.

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I've been covering Connecticut news and sports since 1974. I know, I don't look that old.
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2 Responses to Welcome Back, David

  1. Terrence McCarthy says:

    I like Duval, too. Remarkable to see him with those extra pounds. He was rail thin.

    Slightly off topic, but are you reading the ESPN book? I got it on my Kindle and am thoroughly enjoying it. Too many cheap shots about Bristol, but that reflects the character of a lot of the jerks who have worked at ESPN over the years. My ESPN fave is Colin Cowherd. Very smart and very, very funny.

    And those SportsCenter TV spots are some of the best ever.

    • Gerry says:

      He’s returned to the body that made him a winner.
      I am reading the ESPN book. It’s very strange to read a book in which I personally know so many of the people. Poor Bristol does take a beating, which is unfortunate. The Sportscenter spots are classics. Not a Cowherd fan, though.

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