Who's who: Jason Dufner

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Who's who: Jason Dufner

  • Name:

    Jason Christopher Dufner
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    March 24, 1977 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.
  • Original/Home Club:

    St Thomas Aquinas H.S., Florida
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2000
  • Website:

    https://www.jasondufnercf.com

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1). Ryder Cup player (2012). Presidents Cup player (2013). Multiple wins on the PGA Tour.

Did you know?

The "Duffmeister" as he is known on tour, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, moving to Washington DC when aged 11, and then to Fort Lauderdale, Florida aged 14. It was in Florida that Dufner began playing golf. He became an established player at St Thomas Aquinas High School, Fort Lauderdale and then at Auburn University in Alabama. As an amateur, competing in the 1998 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship, he was beaten 3 and 2 in the final by South Africa's Trevor Immelman.

In his early professional career, Dufner struggled to hold down his place on the PGA Tour. He was a member of the Tour in 2004, but played on the Nationwide Tour in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006. During 2007 and 2008 he again qualified to play on the PGA Tour, and fully established his place on that tour in 2009. Two losses in playoffs came in 2011, followed by his first two PGA Tour wins in 2012, and a first major championship title in 2013.

Top tournaments won by Jason Dufner

2017
America
275 (-13)
$1,566,000
Nationwide

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Dufner, Jason

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$1,566,000

Title sponsor

Nationwide

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].

2016
America
263 (-25)
$1,044,000
CareerBuilder

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Dufner, Jason

Score

263 (-25)

Prize money

$1,044,000

Title sponsor

CareerBuilder

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].

2015
America
186 (-30)
$385,000
Franklin Templeton

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Dufner, Jason

Score

186 (-30)

Prize money

$385,000

Title sponsor

Franklin Templeton

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].

2013
Majors
270 (-10)
$1,445,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Dufner, Jason

Score

270 (-10)

Prize money

$1,445,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

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].

2012
America
269 (-19)
$1,152,000
Zurich

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Dufner, Jason

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$1,152,000

Title sponsor

Zurich

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].

2012
America
269 (-11)
$1,170,000
HP

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Dufner, Jason

Score

269 (-11)

Prize money

$1,170,000

Title sponsor

HP

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].

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