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Jason Dufner

Jason Christopher Dufner, an American professional golfer who currently plies his trade in the PGA Tour and is a three time winner there. He graduated from Auburn in 2000 with a degree in economics.

Dufner  played for  the Nationwide Tour in 2001,2002,2003, 2005 and 2006 and won two events during that time. He became a member on the PGA Tour in 2004 and has retained his tour card from 2009. In 2009 he finished in top 10 on six occasions including a third place finish at the RBC Canadian Open and a runner up at the Deutsche Bank Championship. He finished that year 11th in the FedEx Cup standings.

In 2011 Dufner came close to win the Waste Management Phoenix Open but lost to Mark Wilson in a playoff. He also earned an entry into the 2011 U.S. Open after Anders Hansen withdrew his name. Jason Dufner was in contention for the 2011 PGA Championship but eventually finished 2nd which was his most impressive performance at any major championship.

Dufner continued his impressive form in 2012 sharing the lead till 36-hole at the Masters but later faded to finish T24. He won his first tournament on the PGA Tour at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans and later chalked up his 2nd win at the HP Byron Nelson Championship. Dufner had an opportunity to win his third PGA Tour title of the year at the Colonial, where he was leading after 36 and 54 holes respectively before being beaten by one stroke by former Masters Champion Zach Johnson.  He qualified for the 2012 Ryder Cup team and finished with a record of 3-1 in three day matches.

Jason Dufner won his maiden major championship at the PGA Championship in 2013 with a two-stroke victory at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York.


It Is Injury Prone For Jason Duffner

It is not just Tiger Wood s who is dealing with injury being a former champion of PGA. The approach of a player for the tournament becomes difficult when he is battling from an injury. Duffner was diagnosed recently with neck bulging with two disks which is continuing from April.

It is a known fact then that why he is not being able to weigh it down on the expectations in 2014. Probably, this year is not going to be a crowning glory for him. His first title of the major at the Championship of PGA in 2013 will give him enough energy to defend the title at this week in the Golf Club, Louisville. It is not the injury which will let him down most probably.

Dip pinching is what Duffner is famous for playing golf with. He has the ability to stick around with 18 holes without a change of the emotion or any change in the facial expression. His score remained constant with 7 scaling it down from 1 to 10. On the course of the golf nothing is shown. The discussion regarding the surgery is not revealed much but it does make a big impact on the style of playing.

Lack of adequate sleep and restlessness is making him weak. No sleep, certainly does not work in golf. In the three seasons previously his performance was much talked about and better. It was in the week of the masters that he discovered the neck pain. Top 10 finish is something commendable in 2014 with the injury.

Starts of the last four have not been good so far. Entry to Valhalla might bring positive results into his performance. The start has been decent but only when starting off with Augusta the struggle has begun.


Hopes of Graeme McDowell dashed at Valhalla

A steady round is what is produced by Graeme McDowell on the hole of the 13th from the bogey of 8 quadruple. In a major championship at least no player wants an 8. He was in pursuit of a place at the Ryder Cup.

Therefore, the frustration of Graeme McDowell was understandable. It is an uphill battle which he has to strive for. Jamie Donaldson and Luke Donald gained prominence at the PGA Championship of USA in round three. On the pick of the captain are Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter. His performance was boosted when he turned 33 but soon after firing two balls on the hazard of the water kept him with a bogey at 13th.

Not a single shot was dropped by McDowell in his conquest of round three. With 71 at the level par he was left with one through the holes of 54. According to him his game was beautiful but with two bogeys and a wrecker at the top was too much. His second shot was a bad one but there was certainly mud in his first shot. Accordingly the course is not according to his liking. In the week he is in the distance of driving with 71 among the 74 players.

His back suffered and he was not in a shape. It is really a work of slog when you move 280 yards from the tee. He is behind Jason Day and Rory Mcllroy with four shots lagging behind. It is matters of family which is also going to play a crucial role. For the play offs of the first three rounds he seems to be pretty much confident about and charged up. For week two he is unsure of as he is going to have a baby.