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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 settled for a 1-under-par 34-35=69 in the final round of The RSM Classic to post 10-under 272, good for a nine-way tie for ninth place.
Dufner was one of 37 making their RSM tournament debuts and he ended up sharing first-timer honors with Jamie Lovemark. After opening in 67-70-66, he outpaced two bogeys with three birdies in the finale to put the wraps on his first top 10 of the season on four starts and first since T8 at the AT&T Byron Nelson back at the end of May. The 38-year-old's birdies traveled 23'4", 6'3", and 8'2", respectively, and he dropped shots on the ninth and 18th after missing each green in regulation, two of five on the day. Dufner finished 14th for the week in strokes gained: tee-to-green but 54th in strokes gained: putting, including a -0.558 mark in the finale. Nov 22 - 8:22 PM

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Jason Dufner painted a bogey-free 4-under-par 34-32=66 in today's third round of The RSM Classic to post 9-under 203 thru 54 holes of his tournament debut.

Dufner has not been in contention come Sunday too often of late. The three-time TOUR winner's most recent brush with No. 4 came at last season's The Barclays, where he was T7 after 54 holes, fading to T30 following a 5-over 75 in the finale. Prior to that, he was T15 thru 54 holes at the AT&T Byron Nelson in May and finished T8 with a 4-under 66 on Sunday. That was his last top-10 finish and just his second over his last 31 starts. Thru 54 holes this week, he's seven adrift and in a five-way tie for seventh. Today's loop went blemish-free for the second time this week (R1/67) and was one of just nine on the day (of 87 players). The 38-year-old has totaled just 10 birdies thus far (T46 in the field) but he's T6 in lack of bogeys.
Nov 21 - 6:36 PM

Jason Dufner had zero trouble en route to a bogey-free, 5-under-par 33-34=67 on the Plantation Course at Sea Island Resort in today's opening round of The RSM Classic.

This marks Dufner's debut in the tournament, but he performed as if he's never missed an edition. He failed to find only one of the 14 fairways and one greens in regulation today en route to four par breakers, the last an eagle-3 at the 18th hole where he concluded the round. Two of his three birdies also disappeared on par 5s. He'd sign his card in a massive logjam at T10 but only two strokes behind overnight leader Kevin Kisner.
Nov 19 - 4:52 PM

Jason Dufner detours to Saint Simons Island, Georgia, for his debut at this week's RSM Classic.

Dufner has made 238 career starts on the PGA TOUR but will make his first at Sea Island Resort’s Seaside Course during this week's event. His 2014-15 season was a disappointment as he finished without a podium finish for the first time since 2010. Dufner has started fresh with a 2-for-3 record during the wraparound portion of the schedule. Gamers should keep watching for progress, but there is no real sign of a true turnaround in the near future.
Nov 17 - 9:28 AM

Jason Dufner embarks on his 10th PGA TOUR season at this week's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, his first appearance in the tournament since 2007.

For the first time since 2008, Dufner will begin a PGA TOUR season ranked outside the top 100 in the Official World Golf Ranking (No. 109). To be fair, he's battled thru injuries the past couple of seasons --where he finished 88th in FedExCup points in 2015 and 90th in 2014-- and agreed to a divorce settlement with his wife following the Valspar Championship in March of this year. Technically, this will be the 38-year-old's debut in the Shriners at TPC Summerlin, having played here last in 2007 when it was known as the Open benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children and finishing T50. Dufner, whose last action was the first week of September at the Deutsche Bank Championship (T60), is exempt on TOUR thru 2017-18 via his win at the 2013 PGA Championship, the last of his three titles in 235 career events.
Oct 21 - 12:13 AM

Jason Dufner turns his attention to the Deutsche Bank Championship at the par-71 TPC Boston, and enters the second leg of the FedExCup Playoffs 82nd in the FEC standings.

Dufner qualified for the postseason last year but did not play due to a neck injury and ended the season 90th in the FEC standings. He was T5 after 54 holes in the 2013 Deutsche Bank, opening in 66-66-66, but closed in even-par 71, settling for T9. It was his second top 10 in the event during the Playoffs era on five starts, including a T2 in 2009, where he back-doored the joint runner-up spot with a final-round 6-under 65. The 38-year-old has 16 made cuts on 20 starts this season with two top 10s, one this calendar year (season-best T8, AT&T Byron Nelson). He's cashed in eight straight starts, including a disappointing T30 at last week's Barclays, where he was T7 thru 54 holes (66-68-69), but concluded with a 5-over 75.
Sep 2 - 11:34 PM

Jason Dufner conjured up a 1-under-par 33-36=69 in the third round of The Barclays for a three-day total of 7-under 203, four adrift of co-leaders Sangmoon Bae and Jason Day.

Dufner began his round at 6-under (T2) and one back of 36-hole leader Bubba Watson. Playing two groups ahead of the final pairing, Dufner opened with a two-putt par at the first before squaring a double bogey-6 at the second after missing the green in regulation and then three-putting from 35'6". He bounced back with birdies at Nos. 3 (from 14'2") and 4 (5'6") and added a nine-footer at the par-3 sixth. The 38-year-old missed his last three GIR on his outward half, but saved par each time to turn 1-under. He converted his last birdie at the 10th from 16'3" prior to squaring bogey at the par-4 13th, just his third bogey of the week, T1 in the field in that category thru 54 holes. Dufner entered the Playoffs ranked 103rd in the FedExCup standings and projects 57th with 18 holes remaining.
Aug 29 - 7:42 PM

Jason Dufner added a 2-under-par 32-36=68 in today's second round of The Barclays to reach the midpoint in 6-under 134, one shot back of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Boy, his game is on point at Plainfield. With 12 (of 14) fairways hit today, he's missed a field-tying-low six through two rounds. And while he's missed 11 greens in regulation, Dufner has limited the damage to only one bogey in each round. Elsewhere today, he circled three birdies, including a pair from just off the green at Nos. 1 and 3. The first fell from nine yards, the second from 11 yards. There are bigger storylines brewing at the moment, but a victory this weekend could exorcise a demon or two in his life, particularly since he divorced from his wife a few months ago.
Aug 28 - 6:26 PM

Jason Dufner lapped Plainfield Country Club in 4-under-par 32-34=66 in today's opening round of The Barclays.

It's been a heckuva year for the wrong reasons for Dufner, but he still had no trouble qualifying for the FedExCup Playoffs. And while he's 103rd in points, he's poised to advance with more form that was on display today. He hit 13 greens in regulation and covered a lone bogey (at the par-4 second hole) with five birdies. The set featured three ranging 13-16 feet, but Dufner also salvaged par from 13'6" at the par-4 first. He signed his card sitting one stroke off the pace of the clubhouse tri-leaders.
Aug 27 - 3:11 PM

Jason Dufner heads to Edison, New Jersey, for his sixth career appearance at The Barclays.

It's been rough going in 2014-15 for Dufner logging just two top 10s, one this calendar year, on 19 starts (T8, AT&T Byron Nelson). The highlight of his season came a week after the Bryon Nelson at the Memorial, where he played a three-hole stretch (during round two) in birdie-eagle-ace, eventually finishing T24. The 38-year-old posted T18 in his next start at the U.S. Open, his sixth top 25 of the season to move to 77th in the FedExCup standings, but has tallied T58-T68-T51 over his last three to drop to No. 103 entering the week. Dufner has cashed three times in five starts at The Barclays during the Playoffs era, with his best of T25 coming in the 2007 inaugural. He qualified for the postseason last year but did not play due to a neck injury and ended the season 90th in the FEC standings.
Aug 25 - 8:15 PM

Jason Dufner crafted a 5-under-par 33-32=65 in the third round of the Wyndham Championship to post 8-under 202.

Dufner ranks 102nd on TOUR in birdie average (3.57) but today he circled seven on the card, chasing five in round one and three in round two. With 15 total, he ranked second in the tournament at the time he signed his card. Today's effort offset two bogeys and moved him up 33 spots on the live leaderboard. Dufner began the week No. 107 in the FedExCup standings and currently projects at 97th with play still in progress. The 38-year-old hasn't played the Wyndham since a T7 in 2012, his best in seven appearances.
Aug 22 - 2:10 PM

Jason Dufner tees it up for the first two rounds of the 97th PGA Championship with fellow American and fellow champ Phil Mickelson (2005) and Ireland's Padraig Harrington, a winner in 2008.

Dufner won the 95th PGA Championship at Oak Hill CC in 2013 but withdrew after 10 holes last year due to a neck injury. He returns for his seventh appearance and boasts three top 10s, including a runner-up in 2011 at Atlanta Athletic Club as well as a T5 in 2010 at this year's venue Whistling Straits. The 38-year-old is 13-for-17 on the season with six top 25s, but just two for top 10s, good for 106th in the FedExCup standings. In the first three majors of the season, he's finished: T49/Masters; T18/U.S. Open and T58 at The Open Championship. He has not played since St. Andrews. Incidentally, the last of his three wins on TOUR (231 career starts) was the 2013 PGA Championship.
Aug 11 - 6:59 PM

Jason Dufner preps for The Old Course at St. Andrews during this week's Open Championship.

Dufner is picking up steam with three straight top 25s ahead of this week. On the season, he is 89th in the FedExCup race. Dufner sits at just 142nd in driving distance, and may be at a slight advantage this week as a result. His previous best at The Open Championship is a T26 at the 2013 edition.
Jul 15 - 9:27 AM

Jason Dufner looped Chambers Bay for a 2-under-par 36-32=68 in today's opening round of the U.S. Open.

After floundering for most of 2015, Dufner picked up his first top 10 of the calendar year at TPC Four Season (T8). He added a T24 at Memorial before taking last week off. So, it's encouraging to see him extend that form into the season's second major. He totaled 15 greens in regulation and traded four birdies with two bogeys. It's just his second sub-par score in 27 career rounds in the tournament. While it's one of the most stringent for scoring every year, that's still an inspiring record. He's three swings back of the clubhouse co-leaders.
Jun 18 - 5:51 PM

Jason Dufner authored the shot of the day en route to a 5-under-par 33-34=67 in today's second round of the 40th edition of the Memorial.

Going off the 10th hole, Dufner promptly poured in a par save from 13'3" on the par 4. He then connected for birdie from just outside 10 feet at the par-5 11th, but gave it back plus one with a double bogey at the par-3 12th. After a par at the par-4 13th, he rolled in birdie at the par-4 14th and eagle-3 at 15 (from just 6'4"). Now on the tee with a 6-iron at the par-3 16th, Dufner jarred the shot from 208 yards for a hole-in-one. He bogeyed the par-4 17th, but played the remainder in bogey-free 2-under with two birdies, including a conversion from 14'8" at the par-4 first. It's just the third time this season that a golfer has circled consecutive eagles. At 11-under 133, the 38-year-old is just one stroke off the pace of 36-hole clubhouse leader David Lingmerth.
Jun 5 - 2:19 PM