Monday, June 22, 2009
Who I Was Really Hoping Would Win The Open
Good to see David Duval have a great tournament. Was a time when I thought he epitomized everything that was wrong with golf before Tiger came along—mechanical, aloof and characterless.
Then I read the 1999 Sport Illustrated story on him*.
By the time I finished the article and learned about the personal demons that followed him around and what he was playing for, I was 100% in his corner.
I hear he's happier these days—married with kids and at relative peace with his past. All wonderful, wonderful things indeed.
So I was positively psyched to see him in serious contention once again—complete with the standard chew in his lip!
UPDATE: Holy shit! I just looked at the leaderboard and Duval is just 1 back with 2 to play! Go David!
UPDATE: Holy, holy double shit! Duval is on 18, tied for the lead! Come on, David!
* Or maybe it was Golf Digest, I can't remember exactly.