Tag Archives: Jason Dufner

Mar
6
2014
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The first round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship was halted at 2:22pm due to inclement weather in the area. After thunderstorms and showers hit Trump National Doral, the range re-opened just before 4pm and then golfers were back in position to restart play at 4:45pm.

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Jan
6
2014
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Bro hug!

Bro hug!

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.

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Dec
2
2013
By Stephanie Wei under Humor
Dufner and Tiger might throw down this week

Dufner and Tiger might throw down this week

Jason Dufner, an Auburn alumni and diehard football fan, understandably really wants to watch the SEC Championship this Saturday between his alma mater and Missouri.

Problem is, he has a work conflict! — that’s right, Dufner is playing in this week’s Northwestern Mutual World Challenge, the exhibition event that Tiger Woods hosts every December with the proceeds benefiting his foundation. 

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Nov
17
2013
Jason Dufner and his wife Amanda honored at halftime

Jason Dufner and his wife Amanda honored at halftime

During Auburn University’s home football game against Georgia on Saturday, we learned winning a major championship and inspiring an internet meme are two of the school’s qualifications required if alumni want a street named in honor of them.

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Nov
1
2013
By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour
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These guys look right at home!

You may have seen these photos already from earlier this week, but internet connection in China is rough, to say the least.

Five of the world’s leading golfers today joined performers from a renowned Chinese opera company to celebrate the return of “Asia’s Major” to Shanghai. I really have no words.

Oh, I did find out today that the Chinese are big fans of Jason Dufner — they really like him and think he’s “cute.” His mystique apparently transcends cultures and language barriers!

Please caption this photo of Phil Mickelson and Ian Poulter. It needs to be done: 

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Oct
5
2013

Zach Johnson and Jason Dufner started slow, going 2 down through 7 to Richard Sterne and Marc Leishman in Saturday’s foursomes (fourth round). However, the momentum shifted when Dufner, aka Duff Daddy the ballstriking savant, knocked it to two feet on the par-3 8th, giving Zach just a kick-in two-footer for birdie. From there, the Americans were six-under in the next seven holes, making them pretty much invincible.

To top it off, Johnson hit a 117-yard shot and jarred it for an eagle on the par-5 no. 15. Sterne threw up a hail mary from the greenside bunker to try and match Zach’s eagle and, but to no avail. 

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Sep
22
2013
Yay

The Eleven Million Dollar Man

Henrik Stenson capped off the best stretch of golf in his career with a victory at the Tour Championship, along with the FedExCup, the biggest paycheck in the game. Stenson entered the final round with a four-shot cushion and played rather conservatively on Sunday, hitting fairway woods and irons off the tee, and just sort of hanging on, though he shot a respectable two-under 68 to a wire-to-wire win by a three-stroke margin over Jordan Spieth and Steve Stricker.

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Aug
12
2013

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Two years after losing a five-shot lead with four to play at the 2011 PGA Championship — and nearly handing the Wanamaker Trophy to Keegan Bradley — Jason Dufner wasn’t going to let that happen again. Nope, not this time Oak Hill.

It wasn’t exactly the most thrilling finish on the planet (and compared to the first three majors in 2013, it was a snoozefest). In fact, it was pretty boring and resembled the monotonous, unchanging expression on Dufner’s face, so it was only fitting for the lack of excitement coming down the stretch and the six-inch tap-in on the 18th for the two-shot win over Jim Furyk.

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Aug
11
2013
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The Stense

Heading into the final round of the PGA Championship, the last major of the year, Jim Furyk (-9) and Jason Dufner (-8) are sitting 1-2 on the leaderboard, which means the two Americans are playing together in the final pairing.

With Phil Mickelson (who will already be halfway home to San Diego) and Tiger Woods so far out of the mix, Furyk and Dufner are sharing the big, bright spotlight in what will (hopefully) be a high-drama finale. But, I’m here to tell you, the golf fans, why you should be rooting for Henrik Stenson.

I know what you’re thinking. WTF? The weird Swedish guy? He’s not an exciting winner! Nor even close to the most deserving! WRONG.

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