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David Duval rises briefly from the grave to shoot 65

Jay Busbee
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For a certain generation of golf fans, David Duval is never far from our hearts. For a brief time, it looked like he was poised to become one of the greatest of all time, a player who could go toe-to-toe with Tiger Woods and smile while he did so.

Alas, it wasn't to be; injuries hampered the former World No. 1's effectiveness after his 2001 British Open win, and he all but fell off the face of the earth. Every once in awhile he'd resurface, most notably last year when he came within a few strokes of winning the 2009 U.S. Open, but he'd just as quickly sink back into near-obscurity.

Over the weekend, he shot three sub-70 rounds at the RBC Canadian, topped by a Sunday 65. He finished at 8-under, six strokes behind winner Carl Pettersson. If he follows form, he'll vanish until, oh, February 2011. But hey, a little Duval is better than no Duval at all.

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