David Duval spent his first full season of professional golf in the minor leagues, finishing No. 8 on what was then the Nike Tour money list to earn his U.S. PGA Tour card. Nearly 20 years later, after a career in which he has won a major, a U.S. PGA Tour money title and was No. 1 in the world, Duval is willing to go back.
Duval still doesn't know where he will start his 2013 season, but he believes it will be a year like no other. Duval's only status is as a past champion. His only mission is to start his season next year in Hawaii, whether that's the Tournament of Champions or the Sony Open with full status.
''My wife is excited, I'm excited,'' Duval said over the weekend. ''It's going to be a different year with me the way things have changed for exemptions. I've made it clear that this year is about getting healthy and getting status.''
Duval has endured a number of injuries, the latest a broken toe that kept him out of the Father-Son Challenge last month.
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