Tag Archives: Jason Dufner

Jul
29
2014
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Championship
All eyes will be on world no. 2 and Champion Golfer of the Year, Rory McIlroy

All eyes will be on world no. 2 and Champion Golfer of the Year, Rory McIlroy

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.  

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May
25
2014
By Shane Ryan under PGA Tour

Texas Slammin’

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.

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May
25
2014

Texas slammer

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.

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Mar
6
2014
Uh oh...
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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