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Golf Channel analyst David Duval took a break from broadcasting to compete against players on the PGA Tour at last week’s Zurich Classic in Avondale, Louisiana. Duval partnered with U.S. Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk in the team event.
“We’re probably the rustiest team in the field,” a chuckling Duval told the media about his and Furyk’s appearance in the field of 80 teams.
Duval, 46, has only played in 11 events on the PGA Tour since 2014. He joined Golf Channel in 2015. That has kept him very busy.
A decade ago it would have been hard to imagine Duval being more comfortable talking about golf rather than playing it. The former World No. 1 had a reputation for being tight-lipped and expressionless on the golf course, wearing his sunglasses like a shield. Now Duval is thoughtful, candid and genial alongside Brandel Chamblee, Frank Nobilo on weekly golf telecasts.
Duval and Furyk opened with an impressive 65 at TPC Louisiana but missed the cut after ballooning to a 75 in the second round.
“This was about being with a friend, reuniting, having our wives together for a few days,” Duval said after the first round.
Billy Horschel and Scott Piercy (22 under) won the Zurich Classic by a shot over Jason Dufner and Pat Perez.
David Duval’s Clubs
(As reported by GolfWRX.com)
Duval has 13 wins on the PGA Tour, including the 2001 Open Championship. He currently uses Cobra equipment and a Scotty Cameron putter. Here’s a look at his bag at the Zurich Classic.
Driver: Cobra King F8+ (8.5 degrees) with Mitsubishi Tensei Orange CK 60TX shaft
Fairway Woods: Cobra King F8+ (12.5 and 17.5 degrees) Mitsubish Tensei Blue CK 70TX shafts
Irons: Cobra King Forged F8 (3-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts
Wedges: Cobra King (50, 52, 56) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shaft (50) and Nippon N.S. Pro WV125 Tour Only shafts (52, 56)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Circle T Newport with Ping Pistol grip