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By Stephanie Wei under British Open

David Duval turned back the clock Saturday morning at St Andrews. Playing in the first group out, Duval, who is better known these days for his commentary as a Golf Channel analyst than as a professional golfer, posted a fine five-under 67 — the lowest score at the Open since he carded the same number in the final round of his lone major title — under optimal scoring conditions. 

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David Duval is fighting injury and a sporadic playing schedule, but remains confident in his game.

David Duval birdied four of his final five holes to shoot a four-under 66 in the opening round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship.  The birdie barrage included chip-ins on five and seven (his back nine), and the 66 placed Duval one back of Peter Hanson heading into the second round. 

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Stuck in a bunker he can't get out of?

Duval: Stuck in a bunker he can’t get out of?

David Duval used to be atop the golfing world, but he’s fallen a long ways in the past decade due to injuries and what-have-you. Now, he’s thinking about throwing the clubs in the garage and keeping them there if the upcoming season doesn’t pan out.

The former world no. 1 took to Twitter on Tuesday and announced he was seeking sponsor exemptions on the PGA Tour in 2014. However, he said that if he didn’t do what it took to keep his card — and he’s excited about the work he’s done with Chris O’Connell, Matt Kuchar’s swing coach, over the past year — he would no longer be asking for any more handouts going forward. He added the potential of “doing something else.” 

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By Conor Nagle under The Open Championship

David Duval: press conference confessional.

As the last player to win an Open Championship held at Royal Lytham, former world No1 David Duval has assumed the role of unofficial defending champion in Lancashire this week.

Now 40 (can you believe it?), he took to the press room this afternoon for a belated debrief and delivered nothing less than a virtuoso performance from the rostrum. Measured, philosophical and candid: it was less a Q&A than participatory lecture or work of performance art. Like the The Vagina Monologues, but with golf clubs (don’t even question that analogy: it’s airtight).

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Oh no...not now...no, please...uh oh...no...wait...oh, crap.

Thirteen pre-qualifier tournaments, thirteen first-stage events and six second-stage events later, the pool of thousands of golfers hoping to re(earn) their place on the PGA Tour in 2012 has been dwindled down to 173 players, ranging from recent college grads, mini-tour grinders, journeymen, has-beens, major champs, former Tour winners, past Ryder Cup members and guys who had a tough season. All of whom will kick off the grueling six-round, 108-hole marathon at PGA West’s Nicklaus Tournament and Stadium courses this morning. At the finish line, the top 25 (and ties) will collect their cards.

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By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Sheesh, I step away from the computer for a few hours and something actually happens in the Quad Cities. Thank God I have so many vigilant friends that texted and/or emailed me with the breaking news. (LeBron who?) By now, you’ve all probably heard that Paul Goydos posted a mind-blowing 12-under 59 in the first round of the John Deere. But one thing most reports neglected to mention is that the “lift, clean and place” rule was in effect.

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