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David Duval

David Duval

Player Data
  • Birthplace: Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Residence: Ponte Verde Beach, Fla.
  • College: Georgia Tech
  • Birthdate: November 9, 1971
  • Age: 32
  • Turned Professional: 1993
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Player Notes

In college, Duval was a four-time All-American, just the third Division I player with that honor after Phil Mickelson and Gary Hallberg. In 1993, he was named the collegiate Player of the Year. . . At 21 years, 9 months, he became the youngest player to win a Nike Tour event at the 1993 Nike Wichita Open. He joined the PGA Tour in 1995, setting a record for earnings by a rookie with $881,436. He finished second on tour seven times before breaking through with a win at the 1997 Michelob Championship, the first of three wins in successive starts. He won four times in 1998, and finished tied for second at the Masters after leading by three with three holes to play. He began 1999 much as he had finished 1998, winning the Mercedes Championship by nine strokes and then shooting a final-round 59 to win the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. He picked up his 10th victory in The Players Championship. . .Duval's father and uncle are both golf professionals, with his father playing on the Champions Tour With his win in The Players Championship and his father's the same day in the Champions Tour Emerald Coast Classic, they became the first father-son combination to win on the same day. . .His first two year's earnings of $1,858,515 is the most won in a players first two years on the PGA Tour. . .Selected 1993 Collegiate Player of the Year. . .Wears sunglasses on the golf course due to eye stigma, which causes sensitivity to light. . .Member of the Walker Cup Team in 1991, the President Cup Team in 1996, '98 and 2000 and the Ryder Cup Team in 1999 and 2002.

Career Victories

Nationwide
2 - 1993 Nike Wichita Open, Nike Tour Championship.

PGA Tour
13 - 1997 Michelob Championship, Walt Disney World, Tour Championship, 1998 Tucson Chrysler Classic, Shell Houston Open, NEC World Series Of Golf, Michelob Championship, 1999 Mercedes Championship, Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Players Championship, BellSouth Classic, 2000 Buick Challenge, 2001 British Open.

Other
1999 Franklin Templeton Shootout (teamed with Fred Couples), 2000 EMC World Cup (teamed with Tiger Woods)

Career Summary

1993 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 9; in money - 8; top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average 69.29; money $85,882 (ranked 11th).

1994 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; scoring average 70.16 (ranked 5th); money $126,430 (ranked 8th); best finish, 2nd, Nike Utah Classic. Won $81,076 in his last eight tournaments.

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 6; in money - 4; top-10 finishes - 1; money $44,006 (ranked 195th); best finish, T8th, Western Open.

1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 20; top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average 69.28 (ranked 2nd); money $881,436 (ranked 11th); best finish, 2nd, &T Pebble Beach, Bob Hope Chrysler Classic and T2nd Memorial.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 16; top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average 70.16 (ranked 13th); money $977,079 (ranked 10th); best finish, 2nd, Memorial and Bell Canadian Open.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 21; top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average 69.91 (ranked 13th); money $1,885,308 (ranked 2nd); winner Michelob Championship, Walt Disney World and Tour Championship.

1998 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 19; top-10 finishes - 12; scoring average 69.13 (ranked 1st); money $2,591,031 (ranked 1st); Winner, Tucson Chrysler Classic, Shell Houston Open, NEC World Series Of Golf, Michelob Championship.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 20; top-10 finishes - 12; scoring average 69.17 (ranked 2nd); money $3,641,906 (ranked 2nd); Winner, Mercedes Championship, Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Players Championship, BellSouth Classic.

2000 Notes
Was sidelined for ten weeks after the British Open by back problems.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; rounds played - 67 ; in money -17; top-10 finishes - 9; money $2,462,846 (ranked 7th); Winner at the Buick Challenge

2000 Stats
Scoring - 69.41 / (4th); driving distance - 283.5 / (18th); driving accuracy -72.1% / (39th); GIR - 70.5% / (9th); putting - 1.751 / (30th); birdie average - 4.22 per rd / (3rd) / total birdies - 283; sand saves - 57.6% / (48th); scrambling - 60.3% / (86th); all-around rank - 184 / (2nd)

2001 Notes
Lost to Chris Di Marco in a playoff at the Buick Challenge

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20; rounds played - 74 ; in money -18; top-10 finishes - 7 money $2,801,760 (ranked 8th); Winner at the British Open;

2001 Stats
Scoring - 69.73 / (7th); driving distance - 296.7 / (5th); driving accuracy -65.3% / (148th); GIR - 69.1% / (35); putting - 1.773 / (98th); birdie average - 4.32 per rd / (5th) / total birdies - 320; sand saves - 54.5% / (66th); scrambling - 60.9% / (72nd); all-around rank - 433 / (19th).

2002 Notes
Failed to win for the first time since 1996 and didn't finish in the top-15 of the money list for the first time since he started playing the tour full time in 1995.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; rounds played - 75 ; in money -15; top-10 finishes - 2; money $838,045 (ranked 80th); best finish T-4th at the Memorial Tournament

2002 Stats
Scoring - 70.71 / (48th); driving distance - 290.8 / (11th); driving accuracy -62.1% / (176th); GIR - 65.6% / (100th); putting - 1.740 / (23rd); birdie average - 4.13 per rd / (5th) / total birdies - 310; sand saves - 53.4% / (66th); all-around rank - 443 / (20th).

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20; Rounds Played - 44; in money - 4; top -10 Finishes - ; money $84,708 Rank (211th); Best finish: T-28th at the FBR Capital Open

2003 Stats
Scoring - 73.86 / (na); Driving Distance - 293.0 / (na); Driving Accuracy - 44.4% / (na); GIR - 54.4% / (na); Putting - 1.772 / (na); Birdie Average - 3.09 per rd / (na) / Total Birdies - 136; Sand Saves - 42.0% / (na); All-Around Rank - / (na).

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