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Jason Dufner – Great Golfer

Jason Dufner is a professional golfer from the United States of America who currently plays for one of the two premier golf tours in the world – the United States based US PGA Tour where he is a three time winner, including a major title.

The American won the PGA Championship in 2013 after being runner up at the same event two years before when he lost to fellow American Keegan Bradley in the playoff round and that is so far, his one and only major championship. He is consistent presence in the top ten of the Official Golf World Rankings where he has been ranked for 35 weeks, reaching an all time career high of sixth in 2012.

Dufner was a walk-on at the Auburn University, from where he graduated in 2000 with a degree in economics. He won three titles during his spell at the Auburn University and was also among the Honourable Mentions during the All American in 1997.

Having turned professional, Jason Dufner initialy struggled to find his feet in the US PGA Tour and went back and forth with the Nationwide Tour. He spent five seasons in the Nationwide Tour in two spells between 2001 and 2006 with a solitary season in the US PGA Tour sandwiched between them in 2004. During his time at the Auburn University, he won two titles – the first being the BUY.COM Wichita Open in his debut season as a professional with the second coming in his last season at the LaSalle Bank Open.

Jason Dufner won his one and only major championship defeating fellow American Jim Furyk in the playoff rounds in the 2013 PGA Championship, the same way he had lost to Bradley two years previously in one of the most brilliant displays of golf in recent memory.