After three years of marriage, Jason and Amanda Dufner reached a divorce settlement the day after the golfer finished T24th at the Valspar Championship earlier this month.
Jason Dufner spoke frankly about his neck injury during the pre-tournament press conference, and he was forced to withdraw after 10 holes of the PGA Championship.
2013 PGA Champion Jason Dufner has been struggling with a bad neck this year. In order to compete at Valhalla, Dufner has taken an epidural, and is limiting the number of reps during the practice rounds.
The morning after the Open Championship, a bleary-eyed Rickie Fowler walked up to the patio outside the Ryder Cup Room at Wentworth Golf Club, sipping on a cup of coffee. Fowler, who had just finished runner-up at Hoylake about 12 hours earlier, greeted Gary Player, the tournament host, and completed with his media gauntlet with ease.
The top 100 players in the Official World Golf Ranking have all committed to play in the 96th PGA Championship, held at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7-10, according to the PGA of America on Tuesday. With the exception of any withdrawals prior to the first round, it would be the first time any major championship would feature each of the top 100 world-ranked golfers.
Let’s start with Brian Harman, who began his final round at the Colonial one shot off the lead at -6. He was one of ten players teeing off at -7 or -6, and because there’s a new rule on the PGA Tour this year that you can’t win a tournament unless you graduated from the University of Georgia or were born in Australia, I thought the pairing of Harman (UGA, ’09) and Marc Leishman (Australia, ’83) was bound to produce the champion.
Adam Scott became the no. 1 golfer in the Official World Golf Rankings on Monday, and lived up to his first test with a dramatic playoff victory against Jason Dufner at the Crowne Plaza Invitational. Scott showed why he is a deserving number one by making three birdies on the back nine on Friday to make the cut, and then playing the best golf on the weekend with consecutive 66s to get into a playoff.
Zach Johnson put on a short-game clinic at Kapalua’s Plantation Course to capture his third victory in four months on Monday at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.
Similar to what we saw at last month’s World Challenge, where he took down Tiger Woods in a playoff, Johnson’s precision with his wedges helped him on his way to a final-round, seven-under 66.