Jason Dufner wins PGA Championship

Jason Dufner wins PGA Championship

On Sunday at Oak Hill, there was only one:  Jason Dufner shot an incredible 68 to beat Jim Furyk by two and win his first major championship.  The entire day you could tell that Dufner was on point and in it to win it.

He was locked in from start to finish. Nobody lost this tournament, not Jim Furyk, not Henrik Stenson, and not Adam Scott.  Jason Dufner took the bull by the horns and squeezed the life out of it. His iron play was good enough on Sunday to remind you of his idol Ben Hogan.

Jason Dufner only had to hit two and three-foot birdie putts, only on one or two occasions did he need to sink anything longer than that.  Im sure we would all love to have that little problem.  He was hitting them so close your average kid from the local putt-putt course could have knocked in good portion of Dufner’s pars.

You can’t help but think about the 2011 PGA Championship where he lost to his friend Keegan Bradley.  Who happen to also like to pull pranks from time to time on each other.

“I just decided that I was going to be confident, and really put my best foot forward and try to win this thing.” Is what Dufner had to say.

Dufner’s scores for this year’s PGA Championship look like this:

Thursday: 68
Friday: 63
Saturday: 71
Sunday: 68

With that record-tying 63 Dufner becomes just the fifth man to shoot 63 in one of his first three rounds of a major and go on to win. The other four are Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Raymond Floyd, and Tiger Woods.

He’ll take that Wanamaker Trophy too, the same one he thought his name was going on in 2011 but will have it instead in 2013.

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