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.