David Duval is an American professional golfer. He was born in November 9, 1971, in Jacksonville, Florida. He has nineteen (19) tour victories under his belt, with one major win in the 2001 British Open.
After being the World’s No. 1 in 1999, David Duval exhibited disintegrating prowess in the sport. Fans believed that it was his numerous injuries and it was the disintegrating confidence in himself that prompted the decline of his golfing brilliance. His comeback is still eagerly anticipated until this time, especially when he is the only player that could keep at par with the consistency of Tiger Woods.
Before the decline of his career, though, Duval enjoyed numerous awards, including being the PGA Tour money leader in1998; winning the PGA Tour Vardon Trophy the very same year; being in the United States team for the Presidents Cup for three (3) times; and being part of the Ryder Cup, United States team.
Coming from a family of golfers, there was a time when both Duval, David and his father Bob, won tour events the very same day. Bob bagged the 1999 Senior PGA Tour Emerald Coast Classic while David triumphed in the Players Championship.
At Georgia Tech University where he graduated, Duval was a celebrated collegiate golfer, being named first-team All-American four times, and ACC Player of the Year twice. In 1993, he turned pro and earned his PGA Tour card in 1995. The very next year, 1996, he immediately qualified for the 1996 Presidents Cup team.