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Dufner pays tribute to fellow Auburn Tiger
PGA Champion and Auburn alum Jason Dufner had a special patch added to his golf bag for next week's Open Championship.
New bag patch showed up, just in time for my departure to the UK.. pic.twitter.com/Tp6Ts25Rqa
— Jason Dufner (@JasonDufner) July 9, 2014
The orange patch with the No. 43 stitched in blue is in remembrance of Philip Lutzenkirchen, who wore No. 43 for Auburn.
Lutzenkirchen, 23, a member of Auburn's 2010 national championship-winning football team, died in a car accident June 29 outside La Grange, Ga.
Lutzenkirchen played tight end at Auburn and was one of the best in the school's history at that position. He holds the school record for most touchdown catches by a tight end with 14, is second in total receptions with 59 and third in receiving yards with 628.
On the day of the tragic accident, Dufner tweeted this picture with Lutzenkirchen: