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David Duval Captures Lightning at Byron Nelson

PGA golf fans who open the paper this morning and check yesterday’s scores, will have a turn back the clock moment.  David Duval is only one shot back at the Byron Nelson Championship.

What is amazing is that Duval almost withdrew a half hour before his round started due to pain in his right elbow.  His stepson drove him to the course the day before, as he was unable to drive.

Don’t you love the way golf allows aging players the ability to capture lightning in a bottle, even if it is only for the first round or two.  We all know that Duval won’t win this weekend, but it is fun to see a guy like him play well and be relevant again.

Duval shot a 66 Thursday, one stroke behind leader Peter Hanson and tied for second with Marc Leishman and Tim Wilkinson.

The 42-year old veteran was rolling along with not much happening in his round, until he pitched in from 57-feet for birdie on his fifth hole.  He then birdied his last three holes to post the -4 score.