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Jason Dufner

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

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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

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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

World No. 62 Jason Dufner fashioned a 5-under-par 34-34=68 in the second round of the SBS Tournament of Champions to reach the halfway mark on 10-under 136, up one place to T4, two shy of 36-hole leaders Ryan Moore and Justin Thomas.

The 39-year-old's lone blemish thru 36 holes was on the par-5 18th today after an errant tee shot, but camouflaged it with six birdies en route to his second straight 68. He digressed to 11 (of 15) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, but improved to 2.087 SG: Putting and 1.643 putts per GIR. The Auburn alum, who led the field in R1 in distance of putts made, converted three today from between nine and 14 feet.
Jan 6 - 10:01 PM

Jason Dufner cruised to a bogey-free, 5-under-par 34-34=68 during the first round of the SBS Tournament of Champions, finding himself inside the top 5 on the early leaderboard.

Making his third appearance at Kapalua Resort, first since 2014, Dufner hardly broke a sweat during his navigation of the Plantation Course. He missed just one (of 15) fairways on the day on his way to 15 GIR. Most notable was his putting, though. Dufner is not traditionally known for his work with the flat stick, but today he splashed home four putts from outside 10 feet, including birdie putts of 19'7" 28'3", and 47'11" sprinkled throughout the round. If he stays hot with the putter as the week goes on, he will be a very strong contender to hoist the trophy come Sunday night.
Jan 5 - 9:21 PM

Jason Dufner's sudden-death win at the 2016 CareerBuilder Challenge was his first win since the 2013 PGA Championship.

When the PGA TOUR season resumes with the SBS Tournament of Champions on Jan. 5th, the Cleveland, Ohio, native is one of 38 who qualified for the winners-only event, claiming his fourth TOUR title at the 2016 CBC (where he led or co-led after all four rounds). Not counting last week's unofficial Franklin Templeton Shootout, it will be his first tournament action since ending last season with a T8 at the TOUR Championship (12 weeks ago) and a 19th-place finish in the FedExCup standings. The TOC will kick off the 39-year-old's 11th consecutive TOUR season and he'll begin the campaign riding a streak of 14 consecutive made cuts, ranking him T7 on TOUR in that stat.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 01:12:00 PM

27-seed Jason Dufner back-pedaled to an even-par 34-36=70 in today's final round of the TOUR Championship to conclude his fifth appearance on 4-under 276, down two spots into a two-way T8, but climbing eight spots to 19th in the final FedExCup standings.

The 39-year-old began the final round in solo sixth on 6-under, four adrift of 54-hole co-leaders Dustin Johnson and Kevin Chappell. He book-ended bogeys on Nos. 1 and 9, sandwiching three straight birdies on 5-7, to turn 1-under. The Auburn alum came to the house in 1-over, outpacing birdie at the par-4 12th with a double bogey-6 at the 10th. For the week, he carded one eagle and 13 birdies against nine bogeys and a double, and ends the season with six top 10s in 28 starts. Dufner's T8 is a personal best at East Lake, supplanting T9 on last visit in 2013.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 06:07:00 PM

27-seed Jason Dufner matched the week's low round with a 4-under-par 30-36=66 in today's third round of the TOUR Championship to toss 4-under 206 on the board, up five places to solo sixth, four adrift of 54-hole co-leaders Dustin Johnson and Kevin Chappell.

In ideal scoring conditions, the 39-year-old's 66 was the seventh of the day, 11th of the week. He did all of his damage with a bogey-free outward 30, limping home in a birdie-less 1-over, squaring a lone bogey at the par-4 17th on a failed scramble. Dufner improved to 14 greens in regulation, circling four conventional birdies and adding a 38'1" pitch-in for a '3' at the par-4 eighth. After recording negative numbers in SG: Putting in R1, he's put up two straight for the good, including 1.241 in the third frame.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 04:50:00 PM

27-seed Jason Dufner crafted a 3-under-par 32-35=67 in the second round of the TOUR Championship to reach even-par 140, up eight spots on the live leaderboard to T10.

The 39-year-old opened his fifth appearance with a one-birdie four-bogey 73 on seven (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, posting a pedestrian 1.909 putts per GIR and a disappointing -1.898 SG: Putting. He hit 11 GIR again in R2, but converted three birdies and an eagle-3 at the sixth, all from inside of 12 feet, improving to 1.636 putts per GIR and 1.506 SGP. Dufner squared bogey-5s at Nos. 4 and 12, both on failed scrambles.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 04:42:00 PM

World No. 63 Jason Dufner is playing his fifth TOUR Championship, first since a personal-best T9 in 2013, and checks in as the 27-seed in the FedExCup standings.

The Cleveland, Ohio, native's T9 in 2013 is his lone top 10 in the Playoffs finale. He was T26 (of 30) after opening rounds of 74-70, but played his final 36 holes in 66-65. The Auburn alum's career scoring average at the par-70 East Lake GC is 70.06. He enters off a T22 (Barclays); T33 (Deutsche Bank); and 60th-place finish (of 68) at the BMW on progressively worse rounds of 67-72-75-76. In 28 laps since Dufner's last top 10 (T8/US Open), he's a cumulative 1-under-par with just 10 red numbers. Overall, he's 22nd on TOUR in scoring average at 70.246.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 10:06:00 AM

Jason Dufner drenched Crooked Stick Golf Club with birdies en route to a 5-under-par 34-33=67 during round one of the BMW Championship, two strokes off the early leader Roberto Castro.

Dufner opened his day with a missed 3'1" par-saving attempt at the par-4 second. Despite the missed bunny, he bounced back with the flat stick to walk off the course gaining 2.118 strokes putting. That included five putts made from outside nine feet, three of them coming from the 28-to-39 foot range. It was all setup by great ball-striking, though, landing 16 greens in regulation on the day. Dufner arrived on the heels of three straight top 35s to reach 19th in the FedExCup race, and he's continuing that strong play through day one at Crooked Stick.
Thu, Sep 8, 2016 07:46:00 PM

Jason Dufner tossed up a 2-under-par 36-33=69 in today's third round of The Barclays to post 3-under 210, up nine places on the live leaderboard to T17.

The 39-year-old began the third round on 1-under (T26) after opening his seventh appearance in 73-68. He squared a lone bogey at the lengthy par-3 third, 3-putting from 98'1", but played his final 15 holes in blemish-free 3-under, circling Nos. 4, 13 and 14. The Auburn alum landed eight (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation, posting 3.627 SG: Tee-to-Green but -0.829 in SG: Putting. His 1.846 putts per GIR could've been better, but missed closing birdie tries on 17, from 3'10" and 18, from 5'11". Dufner, who entered the week 21st in the FedExCup standings, did drop a 46-footer for birdie-2 at 14 and holed a 40-footer from the fringe for a par on the par-5 seventh.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 04:24:00 PM

Jason Dufner contests his ninth Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina.

The 39-year-old is 5-for-8 at Sedgefield CC with two top 25s doubling as top 10s. He posted a best of T7 in 2012 and added a T8 in 2004 debut during his rookie season. The Auburn alum's career scoring average on the par-70 layout in 26 laps is 68.46. He was T51 last year (67-70-65-73). Dufner took two weeks off after T60 at the PGA Championship which chased a T22 at The Open and 51st and the no-cut WGC-Bridgestone. Overall, he's 20-for-23 on the season with nine top 25s and five top 10s, including his playoff win at the CareerBuilder back in January, his fourth TOUR title, first since the 2013 PGA.
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 06:44:00 PM