Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Maybe David Duval has a future in TV
While I was at work last week, I put on ESPN3 so I could keep track of what was going on at the US Open at the Olympic Club and heard Duval working the telecast.Duval worked with ESPN’s Trey Wingo, host of the feature group coverage, with co-analyst Bill Kratzert and on-course reporter Mark Donaldson.
“TV is definitely something that’s interesting and intrigues me,” said Duval in a press release before the tournament started.. “I enjoy the game so much and I enjoy what’s going on in the game right now so much. The opportunity to do this presented itself and it worked out, so I thought this could be pretty fun.”
When I first heard it was him, I was a little surprised. During his time on the tour he was not the most quotable, but last week he seemed to be in his element. Duval gave some good insider type of points and was not sugar coating things at all, which was good to see. At one point, the crew was talking about Phil Mickelson's short game and someone said that he had the best short game on tour. Duval shot back saying that Tiger had the best short game because he was more consistent with those type of shots.
Its interesting to see Duval in the booth, but with a little work he could be a good one. He will never be Johnny Miller when it comes to be outspoken but he could be a really commentator Its just going to take some work.