Duval ready to go after 67


FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – David Duval wasn't complaining about the quick turnaround between rounds Friday at Bethpage Black.

After posting a 67, he was told he had about an hour or so before he was due to start his second round.

'People complain about tee times,' Duval said. 'I just want a tee time.'

Duval is a man who needs to find some confidence, he said between rounds, and he definitely gained some in one of the best rounds posted on Friday.

Duval, the 2001 British Open champion, said the British and U.S. Opens are the two championships that mean the most to him.

'Qualifying in Columbus was an important day for me,' he said. 'I put a lot of pressure on myself to make it.

'I have been playing well and working hard. I felt most of the year my scores were not reflective of how well I have been playing.'

Duval has said before that he believes his game is coming back after good rounds but has been unable to build any lasting momentum. He's hoping this is the week.