David Duval makes 14, just short of highest single score in history

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David Duval makes 14, just short of highest single score in history

David Duval’s 14 is tied for the second-highest score in Open Championship history, with D. Murdoch’s 14 at Prestwick’s first hole in 1925.

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PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — David Duval got off to a fantastic start in the British Open. After birdieing his first two holes and reaching Royal Portrush’s 5th tee 2-under he was one off the lead.

But the 2001 British Open champion then went quadruple bogey, bogey and 13 at the par-5 7th, which added him to the history books. Then more than two hours after his round, his 13 was adjusted to a 14 “following an error in reviewing his score.”

It was determined that Duval lost his first two balls from the tee and then played a wrong ball for the third ball. “On discovering the mistake at the green he had to return to where the wrong ball was…

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