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Date: 17 Apr 2007 21:44:26
From: Ben.
Subject: What is up w/ Duval?
Getting close to the halfway point of his final fully exempt year on
TOUR and he's only played five events; none since LA. He's made $61k
and is 175 on the money list. The"good news" is he's made three of
the five cuts, w/ four rounds in the 60's and his worst round(s) being
75...four times :(

Anyway, seems to me if you someone is in danger of losing their status
for the first time in their career, they'd be playing as often as
possible. Is he injured again? Apathetic? Vacationing? Just
curious...I never thought I'd see the day when I'd earn more than a
former number one TOUR star! I keed, I keed!





 
Date: 18 Apr 2007 09:14:31
From: Ben.
Subject: Re: What is up w/ Duval?
On Apr 18, 12:20 am, Jack Skwaht <Neverm...@some.e.mail.org > wrote:
> Ben. wrote:
> > Getting close to the halfway point of his final fully exempt year on
> > TOUR and he's only played five events; none since LA. He's made $61k
> > and is 175 on the money list. The"good news" is he's made three of
> > the five cuts, w/ four rounds in the 60's and his worst round(s) being
> > 75...four times :(
>
> > Anyway, seems to me if you someone is in danger of losing their status
> > for the first time in their career, they'd be playing as often as
> > possible. Is he injured again? Apathetic? Vacationing? Just
> > curious...I never thought I'd see the day when I'd earn more than a
> > former number one TOUR star! I keed, I keed!
>
> This presupposes that being a touring pro is the ideal life for DD. He's
> said many times he's enjoying his family life in Denver. He has a
> comfortable deal with Nike, and can earn plenty of money w/o having to
> travel with the PGA Tour road show. Since he has demonstrated hs
> ability to play competetively this year, perhaps he's just decided to
> pick and choose, see if he can get 125 by playing (read travelling) very
> little, and spend more time doing what he wants to do instead of what
> some people think he should do.

Your theory might hold water as all of his events have been out west,
where he can get to with a short day's travel from Colorado. And I am
aware of what he has said v. what he has done - he has always waffled
about the life of a pro since his swing went south, yet he played 24
events last year - I'm not buying all of that just yet. He's worked
very hard to get back to where he is now - which is still not great,
but light years from his '03, '04 and '05 seasons. 2006 seemed the
light at the end fo the tunnel in which he made $318k - not great, but
a VAST improvement. So, I've heard what he's said and seen what he's
done. I hope he comes back, it would be a great story.



  
Date: 18 Apr 2007 16:10:20
From: 3Putt from CoastalSouth Carolina
Subject: Re: What is up w/ Duval?
Golfstuffreview.com
We said that Duval has more options than Daly. That's because Duval is No.
24 on the PGA Tour career money list. Daly is No. 74. Why do career earnings
matter? Because golfers get one-time exemptions they can use to play the PGA
Tour full-time for a year if they are inside the Top 25 in career earnings,
and also if they are inside the Top 50. So Duval could invoke his Top 25
exemption to play a full schedule in 2007 (and he could then invoke his Top
50 exemption, if necessary, to play in 2008).




 
Date: 18 Apr 2007 08:06:50
From: sfb
Subject: Re: What is up w/ Duval?
With career winnings of $16M plus endorsement monies, do you still think you
are earning more than David this year?

"Ben." <kombi45@yahoo.com > wrote in message
news:1176871466.645944.79770@n59g2000hsh.googlegroups.com...
> Getting close to the halfway point of his final fully exempt year on
> TOUR and he's only played five events; none since LA. He's made $61k
> and is 175 on the money list. The"good news" is he's made three of
> the five cuts, w/ four rounds in the 60's and his worst round(s) being
> 75...four times :(
>
> Anyway, seems to me if you someone is in danger of losing their status
> for the first time in their career, they'd be playing as often as
> possible. Is he injured again? Apathetic? Vacationing? Just
> curious...I never thought I'd see the day when I'd earn more than a
> former number one TOUR star! I keed, I keed!
>




 
Date: 18 Apr 2007 05:20:32
From: Jack Skwaht
Subject: Re: What is up w/ Duval?
Ben. wrote:
> Getting close to the halfway point of his final fully exempt year on
> TOUR and he's only played five events; none since LA. He's made $61k
> and is 175 on the money list. The"good news" is he's made three of
> the five cuts, w/ four rounds in the 60's and his worst round(s) being
> 75...four times :(
>
> Anyway, seems to me if you someone is in danger of losing their status
> for the first time in their career, they'd be playing as often as
> possible. Is he injured again? Apathetic? Vacationing? Just
> curious...I never thought I'd see the day when I'd earn more than a
> former number one TOUR star! I keed, I keed!
>

This presupposes that being a touring pro is the ideal life for DD. He's
said many times he's enjoying his family life in Denver. He has a
comfortable deal with Nike, and can earn plenty of money w/o having to
travel with the PGA Tour road show. Since he has demonstrated hs
ability to play competetively this year, perhaps he's just decided to
pick and choose, see if he can get 125 by playing (read travelling) very
little, and spend more time doing what he wants to do instead of what
some people think he should do.

--
Jack Skwaht

“Every time you tell me you don’t know, I’ll kill you.”
Knapp--victim recovery specialist on Kidnapped, holding a gun to the
head of a bad guy who (‘til now) refuses to talk.