Who's who in golf - Jason Dufner


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Name: - Jason Christopher Dufner
Country: - USA
Born : - March 24, 1977 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.
Original Home/Club: - St Thomas Aquinas High School, Florida
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 2000
Web Address: - http://www.jasondufnercf.com
Sponsor / Attachment: - Titleist, Greenway.

Roll of Honour

Majors (1). Ryder Cup player (2012). Presidents Cup player (2013). Multiple wins on the US 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

2017Men AmericaMemorial TournamentMuirfield Village275 (-13)$1,566,000
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].
2016Men AmericaDesert ClassicPGA West263 (-25)$1,044,000
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 course, PGA West, La Quinta, CA. Earlier rounds also at: PGA West (Nicklaus Tournament course); La Quinta CC].
2015Men AmericaShootout, TheTiburon GC186 (-30)$385,000
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].
2013Men MajorsUS PGA Ch'shipOak Hill CC, NY270 (-10)$1,445,000
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].
2012Men AmericaByron Nelson Ch'shipTPC Las Colinas269 (-11)$1,170,000
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].
2012Men AmericaNew Orleans ClassicTPC Louisiana269 (-19)$1,152,000
Played as the Zurich Classic of New Orleans (April 26-29). Dufner (USA) beat Ernie Els (RSA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. Dufner recorded his first PGA Tour win in his 164th start on the Tour. [TPC Louisiana, Avondale, nr New Orleans, LA].

 

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