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].
2021 Opens: whether by accident or design, four of the top five mens’ Open Championships played in the British Isles occupy consecutive weeks in July: the Irish Open (1-4), Scottish Open (8-11), The Open (15-18) and Wales Open (22-25). The recently relaunched English Open is scheduled for early-August.
Hoag Classic: Ernie Els defends his title in this prestigious PGA Tour Champions event, played since 1991 at the Newport Beach Country Club, CA (Mar 5-7).
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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