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Duval keen to regain status

David Duval has insisted he is willing to play on the Web.com Tour as he bids to rebuild his career.

The former world No 1 does not possess a PGA Tour card and is reliant on sponsors invites to compete in full Tour events this season.

Duval, who lifted the Open title in 2001, is teeing up in this week's Sony Open in Hawaii as a former champion, but he may have to resort to playing on the second tier in the US over the year.

"It's going to be a different year with me the way things have changed for exemptions," said Duval, who has suffered from numerous injuries and ailments over the last 10 years.

"I've made it clear that this year is about getting healthy and getting status.

"If I have to go play somewhere, I'll go to the Web.com Tour, too. I'd like to get in that four-week series at the end of the year.

"You don't want to count on charity from other people to play. You have to a little, but I'm going to play where I need to play to be in Hawaii next year."