Duval advises young players to skip Web.com Tour


LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England – David Duval’s advice to top, young amateurs is to enter Q-School this year before it goes away in 2013. And if that player doesn’t get to the final stage this year and acquire some sort of status, Duval believes playing in Europe is the best option.

“If I was a young player right now, I wouldn’t hesitate, I’d come play over here for a year or two is what I would do,” Duval said Wednesday at Royal Lytham, site of his British Open victory in 2001. “The way the system is getting set up in the States is you’re going to have to play on the Web.com Tour for a year.

“If you play great golf (in Europe) and you get in the top 50 in the world, then you go back to the States and play the World Golf events, the majors, invitationals and you’re on Tour. And at 22, 23, 24, you get to experience the world, different cultures, get used to travel amongst different countries. I think if would be beneficial in furthering your career.”