If you're a major golf equipment company, the Shell Houston Open surely left you with mixed feelings.
D.A. Points waited out a long rain delay Sunday afternoon, then grinded out a one-shot victory that also earned him a spot in the Masters. In his bag was a mix of clubs from TaylorMade and Ping – but most of those clubs were several years old.
This week just past was one of the most unique of the entire golf season. The reason: Two big-time pro golf tours played an event at the same time in the same city.
The setting was exotic Agadir, Morocco. The European Tour staged its Hassan II Trophy at Golf du Palais Royal, while the Ladies European Tour put on its Lalla Meryem Cup at nearby Golf de'l Ocean. It happened because both were sponsored by Morocco's Hassan II Golf Trophy Association.
I had some real work to do tonight, but I couldn't quit looking at all the Internet photos of people Dufnering. After that hilarious photo of Jason Dufner slumping on the floor in a grade-school classroom went viral on Thursday, people from Luke Donald to Rory McIlroy to Bubba Watson to Rickie Fowler to everyday golfers far and wide began posting their own photos of themselves, celebrities and even animals engaging in the Internet's latest craze.
You could see this one coming a long par 5 away. Jason Dufner's moment of classroom infamy began with this photo and post by Deadspin. As golf fans (and golfers) began to enjoy "Dufner being Dufner", some of his fellow Tour players were obviously enjoying the image as well. So much so, a new meme was born and is spreading fast on Twitter among other places.