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Jason Dufner |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (37) / 3/24/1977
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 180
College: Auburn University

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Jason Dufner is planning on returning to competition at the Perth International on the PGA Tour of Australasia on Oct. 23-26.
Dufner has been sidelined with two bulging discs in his neck since withdrawing just 10 holes into the PGA Championship. He was the runner-up at Lake Karrinyup Country Club in the inaugural Perth Invite in 2012. He'll open the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season the following week at the CIMB Classic, and then compete in the World Golf Champions-HSBC Champions the following week. Dufner will cap off four consecutive weeks of golf abroad at the Asian Tour's Chiangmai Golf Classic in Thailand. Sep 10 - 3:47 PM

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Jason Dufner has been removed from the published field of this week's Deutsche Bank Championship.

That he appeared in the field in the first place was news. After falling 17 spots to 74th in the FedExCup standings, there's little reason to risk aggravating his injury (two bulging discs in his neck) for what might be only one week of action.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Aug 25 - 12:51 PM

Jason Dufner is not included in the published field for next week's Barclays.

This isn't a surprise, but it's now official. Dufner managed only 10 holes in his title defense of last week's PGA Championship before he succumbed to the discomfort of two bulging discs in his neck. In his pre-tournament presser, he acknowledged that he may a considerably amount of time to rest. He's currently 55th in the FedExCup standings, so we'll play the same waiting game next week when the field for the Deutsche Bank Championship is released. If Dufner sits out the second leg of the Playoffs, then he's unlikely to survive.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Aug 15 - 5:14 PM

Jason Dufner withdrew from his title defense of the 96th PGA Championship after 10 holes.

He intimated in his presser this week that he may not play this week if it weren't the defending champion or a major. His neck injury got the better of him today. Dufner called it quits after constructing a snowman on the par-5 10th hole. He was 8-over-par through 10 with no birdies, three bogeys, one double and the triple. It's not out of the question that he'll sit out the entire FedExCup Playoffs to heal from two bulging discs.
Aug 7 - 4:56 PM

Jason Dufner picked up his first major championship trophy in the 2013 PGA Championship and returns to defend this week.

Due to the continual rotation of PGA Championship venues, Oak Hill CC is being replaced by Valhalla Golf Club as the host venue this time around. That may be the least of his problems, as Dufner revealed that he is playing through two bulging disks in his neck that are hindering his ability to spend time honing his skills on the range and preparing for tournaments. His last three starts went MC-T51-T66 at Congressional, Hoylake and Firestone, so it may be wise to look elsewhere this week.
Aug 5 - 9:54 PM

Jason Dufner posted an even-par 35-35=70 in his opening round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.

When he revealed this week that he was living with and playing through two bulging discs in his neck, it didn't warrant the kind of panic that Tiger Woods summoned a few months ago. Then again, nothing Dufner does elicits alarm. To that end, he split seven (of 14) fairways and hit 15 greens in regulation at Firestone today. He buried four birdies, including a pair from outside 10 feet, but squared two bogeys and a double. His longest conversion dropped in for par from 15'4" at the par-4 first. Dufner went on to sign his card sitting six strokes behind overnight leader Marc Leishman.
Jul 31 - 6:53 PM

Jason Dufner acknowledged to today that an MRI revealed two bulging discs in his neck, according to PGATOUR.com's Brian Wacker.

"It makes it pretty tough," Dufner said. "Lack of sleep, lack of motion, lack of strength, a lot of different issues when you're dealing with your neck." He added that the discomfort surfaced the week of the Masters. He won't need surgery and he was administered a shot on Monday to help relieve the pain. Obviously, this isn't good news, but at least gamers have time to adjust lineups accordingly for the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational. He tied for fourth at Firestone last year before emerging with the title at the PGA Championship at Oak Hill the following week.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jul 30 - 5:38 PM

Jason Dufner turns his attention towards Royal Liverpool for The Open Championship.

Dufner won the PGA Championship last year due in large parts to his laser-like precision with the irons. That could lead to a similar format to success this week, as doglegs will often force a long iron off the tee and a mid iron to the greens. He's slowly but surely increased his returns over the last few years, missing the cut in his first two Opens before sharing 31st and 26th in 2012 and 2013.
Source: TheOpen.com
Jul 16 - 12:31 PM

Jason Dufner could be peaking just in time for a third consecutive top-five finish in the U.S. Open later this week.

Dufner's U.S. Open record was rather unremarkable before tying for fourth at Olympic in 2012, and then backing that up with a T4 at Merion last year. Considering he lost to Adam Scott in a playoff at Colonial three short weeks ago, perhaps he is rounding into form just in time for a run at Pinehurst No. 2 this week. Of note, his T4s were both on shorter U.S. Open venues. While Dufner can be deadly with his irons, he isn't the longest off the tee or the best putter.
Source: USOpen.com
Jun 11 - 10:25 AM

Jason Dufner fired a 4-under-par 32-34=66 in the final round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, eventually falling to Adam Scott on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff.

While Dufner's five birdies included an 18'11" effort on the par-4 ninth, a 10'10" bid on the par-4 10th and a closing birdie bomb from 25'1" on the par-4 18th, it wasn't all roses with the flat stick. He missed a par attempt from 26 inches on the par-5 11th which could easily prove costly in his bid for a win. His irons were dialed in, missing just one GIR all day. His 9-under 271 was good for a playoff. After a par on the first playoff hole and a birdie on the second, Dufner missed a long birdie bid on the par-4 18th and watched Scott hole a birdie for the win from much closer range.
May 25 - 4:35 PM

Jason Dufner turned in a 1-under-par 35-34=69 for his second round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial to reach the midpoint in 4-under 136, three strokes adrift of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Dufner hit only 11 greens in regulation today. The imprecision yielded three bogeys, but he picked off four birdies, including a 3 at the ninth hole, his last of the round. His longest par breaker measured 21'11" at 14. You'd expect the ball-striker to have success at Colonial, but he'll need to continue to fire at flags to have a chance to win as his putting remains suspect.
May 23 - 1:48 PM

Jason Dufner posted a 3-under-par 32-35=67 in his opening round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, finishing two strokes off the clubhouse lead.

He's been quiet of late thanks primarily to an uncooperative putter, but he went 4-for-4 in scrambling today at Colonial. Alas, Dufner still squared a bogey via a three-putt from just outside 40 feet at the par-4 15th. Prior to it, he drilled home four birdies, the longest stretching just 11'9" at the par-4 second. This is his lowest aggregate since he carded the same in the third round of the Sony Open in Hawaii over four months ago.
May 22 - 7:02 PM

Jason Dufner will take his sixth crack at TPC Sawgrass this week at THE PLAYERS.

Dufner likes to get off to a hot start here at TPC Sawgrass. Of all golfers with five or more rounds played, he ranks third with a 70.60 first round scoring average. Dufner currently ranks 178th in strokes gained-putting and will need to improve on the green if he wants to contend this week.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 7 - 12:38 PM

Jason Dufner readies for contention this week at the 78th Masters.

Dufner has nine straight cuts made in majors championships, and is 3-for-3 at Augusta National. The host course favors the aggressive, but Dufner is only going for the green 47.62% of the time in 2014, ranking 94th on TOUR. He will need to take some educated risks this week if he wants to find himself in contention.
Source: Masters.com
Apr 9 - 11:12 AM

Jason Dufner swallowed a 4-over-par 38-38=76 in the final round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship to tie for ninth at 2-over 290.

Dufner looked calm with a birdie on the first, but of course he always does. The remaining 17 holes at Trump National Doral weren't nearly as fun, featuring four bogeys and a double bogey to just one birdie. Luckily for his pocketbook, he was in good company late in the day. His bid for a first WGC title will have to wait until at least the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational later this season.
Mar 9 - 7:01 PM