Duval looking to take two steps forward

Minus golf’s two biggest stars, the best are headed to the high

desert of Arizona. Equally intriguing is what happens south of the

border with David Duval, a player who has not been among the best

for more than a decade.

The next few weeks could determine whether that can change.

Moments after his runner-up finish at Pebble Beach, Duval

climbed into a van with his wife and four of their children as they

left one beach resort for another. Next up is the Mayakoba Classic

in Mexico, a chance to build on a performance only he saw

coming.

It had been more than eight years since Duval shot in the 60s

every round of a PGA Tour event.