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Former world number one golfer and major champion David Duval looks to hang up the cleats after an overall very solid 18 year career that included 19 professional wins and an Open Championship victory in 2001. He is widely known as the last number one ranked golfer in the world before Tiger Woods dominated for many years after until he was overtaken by Rory Mcilroy but since has regained his number one rank. These tweets by the golf great really hint the possibility stating that if he doesn’t perform well then it’ll be time to call it a career.

With these tweets, it makes you wonder if he’s going to have kind of a Brett Favre thing where he retires and comes back a few times. I’m sure he’s frustrated with himself though no doubt as he was once the most dominant player in golf to being almost non-existent to the world. The stretch he had between 1997 and 2001 was incredible and may go down as one of the best five-year stretches in golf history the way he performed. Seven second place finishes from his rookie year in 1995 to 1997, and undefeated President’s Cup record in 1996, shooting a 59 in 1999, a major championship, a Tour Championship victory, a Players Championship win and he was almost top 10 in every major statistic category from 1997 to 2001. From 1997 to 2001 he accumulated an impressive 13 wins on the PGA Tour.

Sadly, since then, he has had one of the most incredible disappearing acts in golf history as he really hasn’t done anything much since those amazing years he had in the late 90’s to early 2000’s. I tell you what, if he calls it quits after 2014 then there’s no doubt in my mind that he’ll be a hall of famer. Some people may say he’s a major win short of the hall but I think having the 13 PGA Tour wins boost his chances as to where if he had maybe 10 wins then he might be short of the hall but otherwise I think he has a great chance. The stuff he did between 95 and 01 were simply amazing. Imagine if he played on that level throughout his career? If he’s done, do you have any memories of David Duval from his early years? Do you not care that he’s possibly calling it quits? Have you ever met him? Tell me all about it in the comments! Also, below is an interview that the ever awesome David Feherty did with Duval some months back.

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2 comments
Tyson Henke
Tyson Henke

I have always been a huge fan of David Duval and have been rooting for him since he has started to reappear in the public eye. He was and is always so poised and professional on and off the course. No matter what he does next season he will go down as one of the most talented golfers in history. Hopefully he can regain his former glory and impress us once again!

Colin Mieczkowski
Colin Mieczkowski

I agree Tyson, he was historically good in his early years and already had hall of fame caliber numbers. Just kind of a shame he fell apart because he could have easily been one of the top 20 greatest golfers of all-time if he won more tournaments and majors. Hopefully he can redeem himself because we would hate to see him hang up the cleats. Yes, he is definitely a class act no doubt about it :), I appreciate you insights Tyson, please visit my site again soon! :)

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