Name:Jason Christopher Dufner
Born:March 24, 1977 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.
Original/Home Club:St Thomas Aquinas H.S., Florida
Played as The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide (June 1-4). Second-placed Rickie Fowler (USA) and Anirban Lahiri (India) finished 3 shots behind Dufner (USA). [Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, OH].
Played as the CareerBuilder Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation (Jan 21-24; formerly the Humana Challenge). Dufner (USA) beat David Lingmerth (Swe) with a par at the second playoff hole (par-4 18th) to win his fourth PGA Tour title. [Stadium (resort) course, PGA West, La Quinta, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Nicklaus Tournament (resort) PGA West; La Quinta CC].
Played as the Franklin Templeton Shootout (Dec 10-12; played over three rounds: 1-alternate shot; 2-better ball; 3-scramble). Second-placed team of Harris English (USA) & Matt Kuchar (USA) finished 2 shots behind Jason Dufner (USA) & Brandt Snedeker (USA). [Gold course, Tiburon GC, Naples, FL].
The US PGA Championship (95th) (Aug 8-11). Second-placed Jim Furyk (USA) finished 2 shots behind Dufner (USA), who claimed his first major championship win. [East Course, Oak Hill CC, Pittsford, Rochester, NY].
Played as the Zurich Classic of New Orleans (April 26-29). Jason Dufner (USA) beat Ernie Els (RSA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole (par-5 18th). 35-year-old Dufner recorded his first PGA Tour win in his 164th start on the Tour. [TPC Louisiana, Avondale, nr New Orleans, LA].
Played as the HP Byron Nelson Championship (May 17-20). Second-placed Dickie Pride (USA) finished 1 shot behind Dufner (USA). Having been winless in his first 163 starts on the PGA Tour, Dufner recorded his second win in his last three starts on the Tour. [TPC course, Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas, Irving, nr Dallas, TX].
Women’s major championships: the month of June sees two women’s majors: the US Women’s Open (June 3-6), with A Lim Kim defending, and the Women’s PGA Championship (June 24-27), with Sei Young Kim defending.
Senior PGA Championship: the revered Southern Hills in Oklahoma hosts the 81st staging of this event (May 27-30); Ken Tanigawa holds the title from its last playing in 2019.
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