Duval can't duplicate success, fades to second on final day Third-round leader misses chance to get first PGA win

Pebble Beach notebook

February 03, 1997|By Paul McMullen | Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- David Duval is still looking for his first win on the PGA Tour.

Duval tied the course record with a 62 Saturday to earn the third-round lead at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, but he couldn't back it up yesterday. He had a 1-under 71 and needed to finish strong with birdies on the last two holes to get a share of second place with Tiger Woods.

Duval was victimized by his own weak iron play, as he spent the day getting up and down and saving par.

"I'm disappointed with how I played today, but I'm proud of myself for chipping and putting it close," Duval said. "I gave myself a chance by birdieing the last couple of holes, but I fell just short."

It was the second straight disappointing Sunday for Duval. He was in second place after three rounds of the Phoenix Open but staggered in with a 78 that dropped him back to a tie for 14th.

Jim Furyk, the second-round leader, had a 72 and finished fourth. Duval and Woods earned $167,200, and in 11 events as a pro, Woods' average earnings are over $108,000.

Miscellaneous

Paul Stankowski and actor Andy Garcia won the Pro-Am title with a record total of 43-under. Woods and Kevin Costner finished tied for fifth, at 39-under. Reggie Jackson didn't need the proper badge to get inside the ropes and join Woods' entourage. Asked by a marshal to show his credentials, Jackson said "I'm Reggie." Paul Azinger continued his comeback from lymphoma with four under-par rounds and a tie for seventh.

Pub Date: 2/03/97

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