|David Duval (right) with U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love.|
It might be hard to imagine that a top 25 finish is noteworthy, but that’s certainly the case for Duval. The tour veteran had missed five of his last six cuts and 12 in all this season. His best finish in 21 events was a T9 at the Northern Trust Open and he has earned a little more than $400,000, which puts him at 145th on the money list.
I don’t usually study the stats page, but the numbers do tell a story. Duval is well below average in driving accuracy (51.24%) and his scrambling and putting are not particularly stellar. Nonetheless, a couple of top fives or 10s could vault him up the money list and move him into top 125 territory.
Unfortunately, it’s unlikely to happen this week at the Frys.com Open. The projected cut is at 1 over and Duval finished play with 71-73—144, or 2 over par. If that holds, he’ll miss the cut by one.
−The Armchair Golfer
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