David Duval

Golfer

Born: 9 November 1971
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida
Best known as: 2001 British Open golf champion
David Duval won the 2001 British Open, silencing those who had called him the best player never to win a major tournament. Duval joined the PGA tour in 1995; by 1999 he was ranked #1 in the world (a ranking he later lost to rival Tiger Woods). Duval was one of the pioneers of a new athleticism in golf, emphasizing weight training and fitness as well as skill. On the course Duval became known for his stoic attitude and his ever-present sports sunglasses. However, in 2002 his game mysteriously began to fall apart and he took a lengthy break before beginning a comeback in 2004. His rocky seasons on the PGA Tour since then have shown he is no longer one of the game's elite players.
Extra credit: Duval won the 1999 PGA Players Championship on the same day his father Bob won the Emerald Coast Classic on the PGA Senior tour... David Duval attended the Georgia Institute of Technology, more commonly known as Georgia Tech; while there he was twice named the ACC Player of the Year... Duval married the former Susan Persichitte in March of 2004.

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