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Comment from: Scott [Visitor]
So much of what's wrong with David Duval is his mental, not physical game. I've read that, between the pressure of being #1 and a catastrophic relationship that went to hell, Duval lost most of his confidence, which is the main thing you need to make cuts on the PGA.

It is impossible to predict what will happen with Duval, but it's clear that a sports psychologist is NOT enough. He needs personal counseling for a "loner" personality that shuns personal relationships. Without a support system, Tiger would be in the same boat. But whereas the fans and family of Tiger love him, Duval makes few friends and cannot sustain himself with confidence now that he's a more mature and thoughtful person in his 30s. Any close relationship that he could forge would help him towards his goal. Grit and determination are actually not necessary for his journey: but instead, self understanding, acceptance of others, and a trusting nature when it comes to relationships.

Duval's recent "run from the press" in the parking lot is evidence that he does not yet have the intellectual or emotional intelligence to comprehend what people want from him and what he, conversely, needs from them: simply put, he needs to make friends with himself so he can make friends with the world. From love we were made and without it, we will surely perish.
2006-01-23 @ 13:06

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