L.A. not fine for Duval.
I was scanning the first-round scores at the Northern Trust Open (L.A. Open) at Riviera Country Club when I spotted David Duval at the bottom of the list with a WD alongside his name.
Duval started on the back nine and shot a 41 with four bogeys and a double. After bogeying his first two holes on the front, David apparently had had enough.
The official reason for his withdrawal was a neck injury.
Duval is playing on a Major Medical Extension after caring for his wife and children for most of the 2007 season. He must win over $700,000 in 20 events to keep his playing privileges for the entire season.
I’m not going to say he can’t do it, but it’s looking real tough from where I’m sitting. Duval has won a little more than a half million since 2004, most of that coming in 2006 when he earned $318,276 in 24 events.
The Armchair Golfer