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Jason Dufner

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (40) / 3/24/1977
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 180

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Past champ and World No. 63 Jason Dufner orchestrated a 5-under-par 33-32=65 in the third round of the AT&T Byron Nelson for a three-day tally of 8-under 202, up 13 places on the live leaderboard to T4. UPDATE: Dufner finished the tournament T13 on 6-under 274 (69-68-65-72).
After opening in 69-68, the 2012 winner began T17 on 3-under, nine back of 36-hole leader Jason Kokrak. He hit nine (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, gaining 1.326 strokes off-the-tee but losing 0.242 approaching-the-green. The 40-year-old squared a lone bogey-4 at 17 (failed sand save), offset by four birdies and eagle-3 at 16 from 6'7". His circles dropped from between six and 12 feet, posting a tidy 1.545 putts per GIR and 2.423 SG: Putting. May 20 - 4:46 PM

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Past champ and World No. 63 Jason Dufner makes his way to Irving, Texas, for his ninth AT&T Byron Nelson and arrives at 57th in the FedExCup standings.

The Auburn alum won his second (of four) TOUR titles here in 2012 and also owns a pair of T8s in 2011 and 2015. He went for T24 last year on rounds of 66-67-68-70. The 40-year-old is 11-for-12 on the season with eight top 25s but just one top 10, a T5 while teamed with Patton Kizzire at the Zurich Classic. His season-best individually is T11s at the Valspar and the RBC Heritage. The Cleveland native checks in off T60 at THE PLAYERS (73-71-77-74), which is his worst cash of the season. He ranks in the top 70 on TOUR in all strokes gained stats with the exception of 136th in SG: Around-the-Green (-.079), and is 7th in par-4 scoring at 3.97.
May 17 - 7:37 PM

In four-ball action, past champ Jason Dufner and Patton Kizzire circled nine birdies en route to a bogey-free 9-under-par 31-32=63 in today's final round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans to post 19-under 269, up 11 places on the live leaderboard to T4, a distant six strokes back of the leaders on the course.

After opening in 69-64-73, the Auburn alums began the final frame on 10-under (T15), nine in arrears of 54-hole leaders Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith. With lift, clean and place in effect, the duo was 7-under thru 12 holes, 17-under total, when storms interrupted play for 6 hours, 22 minutes. When play resumed, Dufner, the 2012 playoff winner, jammed in birdie-3 at 13 from 10'2", but the team went on a dry spell from there, scribbling four straight pars before a closing birdie at the par-5 18th.
Apr 30 - 7:18 PM

Auburn Tiger products Jason Dufner and Patton Kizzire cruised to a bogey-free, 8-under-par 34-30=64 during the second round at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, reaching 11-under 133 to sit four strokes off the leaders at the top.

This duo was racking up birdies in bunches during Thursday while playing alternate shot (7 birdies) so it's no surprise to see the birdies continue to fly in round two. They started on the back nine and reached 5-under before making the turn. Highlights included a pair of hole outs from Jason Dufner, first from 39 feet for birdie at the par-4 12th and then from 32 yards for eagle at the par-5 18th. With a combined five top 10s in seven vists to TPC Louisiana, it's no surprise to see these Auburn Tigers near the top of the leaderboard. After best ball today, they will now shift back to alternate shot for Saturday's round.
Apr 28 - 7:22 PM

Overnight leader and World No. 65 Jason Dufner ballooned to a 5-over-par 38-38=76 in the final round of the RBC Heritage to finish on 8-under 276, down 10 spots into a 11-way T11, a distant five in arrears of TOUR rookie and first-time champ Wesley Bryan, who shot 67.

After kicking off in progressively better laps of 68-67-65, the 40-year-old led by one over Graham DeLaet, four clear of Bryan. It was his seventh career 54-hole lead/co-lead and drops to 3-for-7 in that regard. The Auburn alum circled a 2-putt birdie at the par-5 second, and that was it, playing his final 16 holes in birdie-less 6-over. He striped 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 11 greens in regulation, posting 1.773 SG: Off-the-Tee, No. 1 in the latter at 4.439. The Ohio native lost 1.225 strokes tee-to-green and 3.586 on the greens, recording a dismal 2.091 putts per GIR and 34 putts total. He squared bogeys at 3, 5, 7 (3-putt from 17'7") and 14, swallowing double bogey-6 at 13, and missed three par-savers from inside of 10 feet. No consolation, but this was Dufner's best finish on HHI in nine tries and third top 25.
Apr 16 - 7:35 PM

World No. 65 Jason Dufner fired a 6-under-par 34-31=65 on Moving Day at the RBC Heritage to reach 13-under 200, good for the low round of the day and the 54-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: With play completed, Dufner leads 36-hole co-leader Graham DeLaet by one shot.

The 40-year-old landed eight (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation, gaining 2.733 strokes tee-to-green and 2.636 on the greens. He squared bogey-5s at Nos. 1 and 3, both failed scrambles, but in between, eagled the par-5 second from 11'1". The Auburn alum added another eagle-3 at the fifth, pitching in from 99'5" away, and exchanged a final bogey at the seventh (failed sand save) with birdie-3 at 9 to turn 1-under. He went back-to-back at the 10th and finished his scoring with a 3-birdie train at 14-16, each dropping from between seven and 14 feet. Dufner is vying for his fifth TOUR title in 273 career starts, first since a playoff win at the 2016 CareerBuilder 64 weeks ago, where he was the 54-hole leader.
Apr 15 - 5:21 PM

Jason Dufner smoothed a 4-under-par 32-35=67 during round two of the RBC Heritage, giving him a two-day tally of 7-under 135, currently three off the pacesetter Graham DeLaet.

Arriving on the heels of six straight top 35s in stroke-play events, Dufner is on pace for another after two days on Hilton Head Island. His newly-found putting stroke continued to shine today, splashing home six putts from outside seven feet including a 22'2" bomb for birdie at the 9th. His ball-striking remains steady as usual, currently T12 in fairways hit (20/28) and 5th in GIR Percentage (80.56%). As long as Dufner's flat stick stays hot, he will continue to showcase himself near the top of leaderboards.
Apr 14 - 1:02 PM

Jason Dufner signed for a 1-under-par 35-36=71 during his first navigation of Augusta National Golf Club this week at the 81st Masters Tournament.

Dufner continued his run of uncharacteristically stellar putting. The noted ball-striker has finished outside of the top 140 in strokes gained putting for four straight seasons but he arrived with a 39th ranking this season. That flat stick continued to work wonders today as he missed nine greens in regulation but still managed to swallow just four bogeys on the day. He walked off the course having made six putts from outside six feet, needing just 26 swipes with the putter. Gamers should still consider ball-striking to be Dufner's forte but any hot streaks on the greens are always welcome. In six previous Masters starts, Dufner is 4-for-6 with a T20 and T24 being the highlights.
Apr 6 - 6:15 PM

Jason Dufner jumped inside the top 10 after round two of the Shell Houston Open, following a 3-under-par 37-32=69 to reach 7-under 137 at the midpoint.

Dufner opened his week with a steady 4-under 68, a round in which his flat stick did a lot of the work. That putter lost some of its magic today, as he found three more GIR today, but missed a pair of putts from inside seven feet while splashing in just two putts from outside 10 feet. On the bright side, Dufner's ball-striking looked much better on day two, so if he can sync up his irons and putter then he'll be good to go heading into the weekend.
Mar 31 - 6:55 PM

Jason Dufner blitzed the back nine at the Golf Club of Houston en route to a 4-under-par 36-32=68 during round one of the Shell Houston Open.

Dufner didn't have his best stuff off the tee, finding just nine fairways on the day. However, he managed 12 greens in regulation and then caught fire with the flat stick on his way into the clubhouse. The putting show started with a 12'10" birdie at the par-3 seventh. He would go on to add four more putts from outside nine feet, walking off the course with 2.54 strokes putting. Usually known for his shaky putting, that hasn't been the case early this season, ranked 42nd in strokes gained putting so far. With five top 25s in seven starts this season, Dufner should be one to watch all week in Humble, Texas.
Mar 30 - 3:37 PM

World No. 70 Jason Dufner styled a 4-under-par 35-32=67 in the final round of the Valspar Championship to reach 6-under 278, up 17 spots on the live leaderboard to T8 and matching the low round in the clubhouse with Graham DeLaet and Graeme McDowell. UPDATE: With play completed, Dufner finished T11 while Tony Finau had the low round with 64.

This was the 39-year-old's 10th appearance, ninth cash, seventh top 25, and possibly second top 10 (T10/2012). After opening in 68-71-72, he began on 2-under (T25), a distant 12 back of 54-hole leader Adam Hadwin but just three off the overnight top 10. The Auburn alum found seven (of 13) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, posting 1.462 putts per GIR, currently leading in the latter with a cumulative 1.600. He squared three bogeys at holes 4, 6 and 15 (failed scrambles), overpowered by seven birdies, including back-to-backs to open and back-to-backs to close. The Cleveland native's split featured three from between eight and nine feet, adding birdie-bombs of 26'2" at the par-4 second and 27'0" at the par-3 17th. This was Dufner's sixth start of the season and fifth top 25, fourth consecutive, and a possible first top 10.
Mar 12 - 3:32 PM

Jason Dufner returns to action as he readies for this week's Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Dufner has made just three starts this season, all since the calendar flipped to 2017 and all coming on bermudagrass greens. It's likely no coincidence that he bobbed-and-weaved his way around the poa annua swing, since he grew up in Florida on mostly bermudagrass courses. His history at this event is very inviting with an 8-for-8 record, with just one of those finishes coming before the move to PGA National. Gamers looking for a cut made this week, should look in Dufner's direction.
Feb 21 - 11:57 AM

Playing the Nicklaus Tournament Course, defending champ Jason Dufner began off No. 10 tee and rebounded for a bogey-free 6-under-par 32-34=66 in today's second round of the CareerBuilder Challenge to post 7-under 137, up 60 places on the live leaderboard to T19.

The current World No. 63 won his fourth TOUR title in his 241st career start here last year -- as World No. 120 -- and has not added a fifth yet. He was 15-under at the midpoint, leading by one, so he's quite a bit off that scoring pace. The Auburn alum kicked off his defense with a ho-hum four-birdie three-bogey effort at La Quinta CC, but awoke to card six birdies in R2 off 11 (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation, highlighted by four birdies in his final five holes, including three straight on Nos. 7-9.
Jan 20 - 4:01 PM

Jason Dufner pulled off some magic from the rocks en route to victory at the 2016 CareerBuilder Challenge and returns this week for a chance to defend his title while taking on the same trio of courses.

Dufner cruised out to 23-under 193 through three rounds here last year. He entered the finale with a two-shot cushion before cooling off with a 2-under 70. He looked to have the trophy in sight all day but things got really interesting when he overshot the green on the par-3 17th to find his ball in the rocks surrounding the green. For the viewers at home, it appeared to be a bogey at best. Instead he gauged the lie perfectly and nearly holed out his chip, walking away with a tap-in par that had to feel like a birdie at the time. He finished the day in a share of first with David Lingmerth and outlasted him in a playoff to secure his fourth career win. Last year's win was his first top 10 at this event, but it was also the first year with the current course rota. Expecting another win this week may be foolish but a steady top 25 could certainly be in the cards.
Jan 17 - 9:18 AM

Jason Dufner patched together a 1-under 34-38=72 in the third round of the SBS Tournament of Champions to post 11-under 208, down three places to T8, seven adrift of 54-hole leader Justin Thomas.

The 39-year-old began the third frame in solo 5th on 10-under, two back of Thomas and Ryan Moore. Playing out of the third-to-last pairing with Hideki Matsuyama, who shot 66, he squared four bogeys, including back-to-backs on 14 and 15, taking the luster off five birdies. The Ohio native, who had suffered just one bogey thru the first 36 holes, striped 13 (of 15) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, but recorded a dismal 2.000 putts per GIR and -1.139 SG: Putting. He 3-putted each of the last two par 5s, the 15th from 31'9" for bogey, and the 18th from 36'1" for par, and also 3-putted the par-4 third from 6'6" for bogey-5.
Jan 7 - 10:17 PM