Dufnering at Oak Hill

Jason Dufner PGA Champ at Oak HillJason Dufner finally won his own Wanamaker trophy. Oak Hill was truly a test for many players including Tiger Woods and Phil Michelson who were way out of contention. But for Dufner, he showed the historic course who was boss. On Friday he went ahead and broke the course record and tied the record for lowest score in a major round shooting a round of 63. The emotionless golfer kept his composure coming down the stretch in the final round and was able to maintain his lead over Jim Furyk.

Two years earlier he bogeyed his way out of the PGA Championship in a playoff, but now he was able to pull it off. He wanted a special way to remember is first major, so he began with picking up acorns along the way during his record-breaking round of 63. He wanted to plant them on the grounds of his new home in Auburn. After winning the tournament he petitioned the manager of Oak Hill and received a sapling for his home.

The historic course was nothing for this champ and now he has his first major championship win. He had very little work on the greens putting almost all his approach shots within a yard, including putting in an eagle from the fairway on the par 5, 13. His golf was exceptional and he was the one that deserved the win.


About Kevin Bridge

I am an undergraduate student at the University of Tennessee majoring in journalism and electronic media. I am one of the co-founders of The Backfield Press.

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