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Jason Dufner |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (38) / 3/24/1977
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 180
College: Auburn University

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Jason Dufner looks to build some momentum ahead of the year's first major as he readies for this week's Valero Texas Open.
After a pair of missed cuts to open the calendar year, Dufner is starting to look like himself again. He's collected a pair of top 25s over his last three events and could certainly use this event as a springboard. On the flip side, Dufner is making his course debut at TPC San Antonio, and it's no easy task to defeat this giant. Mar 25 - 9:34 AM

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Jason Dufner has made the cut in each of his previous six trips to The Honda Classic and is back in action this week.

Five of Dufner's six paydays have come at the current venue of PGA National's Champion Course, with a T9 in 2009 the best effort.The returns have slowed over his last few trips, failing to crack the top 50 in his last two attempts. Something has to give, as he's missed the cut in each of his two PGA TOUR starts in the 2015 portion of the 2014-15 season.
Feb 23 - 8:35 PM

Jason Dufner completed 54 holes of the Humana Challenge in 6-under-par 76-65-69=210, missing the cut by two strokes.

Seventy-two golfers survived at 8-under 208 or lower, so all will play the final round at PGA West's Palmer Private. Dufner had cashed in his last five trips to the desert dating back to 2007, but he hadn't returned since 2012. After a dreadful opened at La Quinta Country Club this week, he lit up both tracks at PGA West for a total of one eagle and 10 birdies against two bogeys, so he'll take some confidence into next week's stop at TPC Scottsdale where he missed the cut in his last visit in 2013. Other notables that failed to survive today's cut include: 209--Zach Johnson; Jerry Kelly; rookie Zac Blair ... 210--rookie Nick Taylor; Brandt Snedeker ... 211--Russell Knox ... 213--2011 champ Jhonattan Vegas; Steven Bowditch ... 214--2006 champ Chad Campbell; Luke Donald; Andres Gonzales ... 215--1996 champ Mark Brooks ... 216--2005 champ Justin Leonard ... 229--2003 champ Mike Weir.
Jan 24 - 7:49 PM

Jason Dufner is looking good ahead of this week's Humana Challenge.

Dufner's game, and physique, are both in fine form ahead of his sixth Humana start. Four of his 24 rounds here are 65 or better, which gives gamers something to cheer about in any format that rewards low rounds. Internationally, he's collected four top 30s since returning from injury that put an end to his 2013-14 season. As long as health is not an issue, Dufner will always be a top-tier option for gamers.
Jan 21 - 8:50 PM

Jason Dufner's 2013-14 PGA TOUR season was cut short due to an issue with bulging discs in his neck, but he has demonstrated that all is sorted out with his play late in 2014.

Dufner made only two starts on the 2014-15 PGA TOUR before the winter break, but they went for a T26 at the CIMB Classic and a T10 at the WGC-HSBC Champions. He led into those tournaments with a T23 in the ISPS HANDA Perth International and concluded his play in calendar year 2014 with a T7 in the Chiangmai Golf Classic presented by PTT. One would have to conclude that he the 2013 PGA Championship winner wouldn't have jeopardized his long-term health for those four events unless he felt he was completely healed and risked no further damage.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 02:42:00 PM

Jason Dufner fashioned a 4-under-par 32-36=68 in his final round of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions to post 6-under 282 and establish the new 72-hole clubhouse lead.

He signed his card with sole possession of 11th place on the leaderboard, which is arguably better than even the most supportive would have expected in just his third tournament back from bulging discs in his neck. Dufner opened birdie-birdie today to set the ton. He picked off three more birdies before finally slipping with a bogey-4 at the penultimate hole. He'll wrap up his four-week burst abroad with an appearance in next week's Chiangmai Golf Classic on the Asian Tour.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 01:34:00 AM

Jason Dufner concluded the CIMB Classic with a 3-under-par 34-35=69.

While he returned to competition last week in Perth, Australia, this marked Dufner's first start on the PGA TOUR since withdrawing early in the PGA Championship with bulging discs in his neck. He finished at 6-under 282 in Kuala Lumpur thanks to 69s on the weekend. Today's featured an interesting sequence on his inward nine. After bogeying the par-5 10th and penciling in a 5 at the par-3 11th, Dufner birdied the par-4 12th and 13th holes. He then connected for an eagle at the par-4 14th. The WGC-HSBC Champions is up next for the major champion.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 01:20:00 AM

Jason Dufner signed for a 2-under-par 37-33=70 following his opening round of the ISPS HANDA Perth International.

In his first meaningful action since withdrawing during the opening round of his title defense of the PGA Championship due to two bulging discs in his neck, Dufner promptly birdied the par-4 10th hole at Lake Karrinyup Country Club Perth. He squared two bogeys before making the turn in 1-over. The second nine was kinder as he picked off five birdies against two bogeys before settling six strokes adrift of the 18-hole co-leaders. Gamers in the U.S. will get their first crack at the social media legend at next week's CIMB Classic, so keep an eye on his progress in western Australia.
Thu, Oct 23, 2014 10:37:00 AM

Jason Dufner is listed in the published field of next week's Perth International.

Dufner has been sidelined since the PGA Championship where he withdrew after 10 holes with bulging discs in his neck. He revealed in early September that he booked four consecutive starts abroad beginning with this stop in western Australia where he finished in second place in 2012. If it goes well, look for him again at the CIMB Classic in two weeks for his first start of the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season. After the WGC-HSBC Champions the following week, he'll wrap up his excursion in Thailand for an Asian Tour event.
Sat, Oct 18, 2014 12:27:00 AM

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.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 03:47:00 PM

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.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 12:51:00 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.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 05:14:00 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.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 04:56:00 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.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 09:54:00 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.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 06:53:00 PM