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Thursday, December 12, 2013

All of the David Duval Tweets

No doubt you all heard Golf Central mention David Duval's tweets about his future plans. They only gave a summary of what he tweeted -- there were quite a large number of them! His Twitter account is @david59duval in case you want to check in on it, but I thought I'd put up the entire sequence in case you had trouble finding them in his "Tweetstream."

David Duval

(The photo comes from a Golfweek article from early January when David was denied a sponsor's exemption into the Humana Challenge, where he shot 59 to win back in 1999.)

Starting on December 8 David sent out these tweets:
  • Giving an update to plans for next year soon.
  • It will take several tweets so please be patient.
  • Plan layout will be tomorrow or Tuesday. Going to take many tweets.
Then on December 10 he sent out this string of tweets:
  • So here goes. Please be patient.
  • At the start of 2013 I had hoped to play and regain status. After playing a little on the west coast I realized I needed to get better.
  • I talked to some close friends and decided to seek the help of Chris O. The work we have done in the 8+ months I am very pleased with.
  • The restoration of my golf swing and of my hitting has been great. Unfortunately I have had nothing to show for it. I believe 100 percent in
  • what I'm doing. The hitting can't be denied. With that bring said, st some point you must take ownership of what and how you are doing thing
  • I had thought about playing in Europe next year but that really is not an option with the dedication I have to my wife and kids.
  • Susie and the support she has giving me is the reason I still believe in myself.
  • With all this being said I am hoping to play a PGA tour schedule. I believe in the work I'm found and the progress I have made.
  • Chris O has been instrumental in helping me understand how and why I hit the golf ball well.
  • I will be asking for exemptions in 2014.
  • The things is though that I believe you have to own what you are doing and where you are going. I believe 100 percent I'm doing right.
  • With all that bring said I wish to state without hesitation that 2014 is the last time I will ask for exemptions.
  • I will be asking for starts but this is the last time. I think that if I can have a 20 event schedule then it's up to me to get my status.
  • As a player you need to perform and if I don't do that in 2014 I will do something else.
  • Thanks for the support. Goodnight.
Finally, on December 11 he added:
  • Last nights tweets were not a retirement announcement. They were a statement of what I believe. You can only ask for so many chances.
  • I'm asking for one more chance next year. After that I won't ask again. It's up to me to perform.
So there you have it. I assume that, if he can't get enough exemptions and/or earn his card that way, he'll look into broadcast work or teaching or perhaps playing the Web.com Tour ("if I don't do that [perform] in 2014 I will do something else"). He didn't go into detail, perhaps because he doesn't know yet himself. We'll just have to see what happens. Good luck, David.

Sometimes golf seems to be terribly unfair. But then most of life is that way, isn't it?

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