Our big question from last week: Who on earth decided to put washed-up David Duval in the AT&T Pro-Am?
Did they run out of able-bodied up-and-coming young players?
Why in the heck did they saddle some unexpecting amateur with Duval, who simply doesn’t play any more? Can’t the PGA Tour spell “R-E-T-I-R-E-D?
This was pathetic. Duval shot 84 at Pebble Beach on Thursday in perfect playing conditions. Nines of 42-42. Tony Romo would have beaten him 10-and-8.
Then on Friday, on another stellar day, Duval shoots 46 on the front nine at Spyglass Hill, then after three straight bogeys, quits. So sad for his amateur partner, who didn’t even get to play all three courses. Maybe Duval got tired walking for two straight days. Maybe he injured himself. That’s what can happen when you don’t play.
So whoever made the decision to put Duval in this field should go straight to The Dog House for a week. And Duval along with them for simply not saying: “I’d love to play but I don’t play anymore, that spot should go to someone who’s actually on the PGA Tour.”
This was sad, really sad.
Let Duval stay retired. That’s best for everyone.