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Jason Dufner

United StatesUnited States

Start Position
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Current Position
To Par: -8
Total Strokes: 70 - 65 - 68 - 69 : 272
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Updated: Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 04:13 PM
  • Birthplace: Cleveland, OH
  • Residence: Auburn, AL
  • Age: 34
  • Turned Pro: 2000

Nationwide Tour Victories

(2) 2001,BUY.COM Wichita Open. 2006,LaSalle Bank Open.

2010 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$547,759 (61)

2010 PGA TOUR Best Finishes

T7-- Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

PGA TOUR Best Round

64 at Round 4, Sony Open in Hawaii. 64 at Round 3, Bob Hope Classic.

PGA TOUR Highlights

First top-10 of the season, and fourth top-25, came in his 11th start of the year with a T7 at Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

T2-- Deutsche Bank Championship.

2009 Season Highlights

Turned in his most successful season on TOUR with an 11th place finish in the FedExCup...Six top-10 finishes highlighted a season in which he surpassed $2 million...First top-10 of the year came with a T9 at The Honda Classic in March...Matched that T9 finish the following month at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans thanks to three rounds in the 60s...Finished T5 at the Quail Hollow Championship, just three strokes behind champion Sean O'Hair...Got into THE PLAYERS Championship for the first time as an alternate and was third after 36 holes before finishing T32...Carded final-round 65 at TPC Southwind to finish T7 at the St. Jude Classic...Third top-10 came at the RBC Canadian Open at the end of July. Thanks largely to a 9-under 63 in the second round of the rainy event, earned a T3...Recorded his best career TOUR finish with a T2 at Deutsche Bank Championship, shooting a final-round 65 to post 16-under. Waited for almost an hour before Scott Verplank joined him at 16-under, then another 20 minutes before Steve Stricker birdied the final two holes to win at 17-under. Jumped from No. 57 to No. 9 in the FedExCup standings. Was one of three players (also Verplank and Padraig Harrington) to shoot four rounds in the 60s...Ranked No. 10 in the FedExCup standings after the BMW Championship to earn his first trip to THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola...Finished T19 at THE TOUR Championship to cap off his most successful season on TOUR.

Career Highlights

2009: Turned in his most successful season on TOUR with an 11th place finish in the FedExCup...Six top-10 finishes highlighted a season in which he surpassed $2 million...First top-10 of the year came with a T9 at The Honda Classic in March...Matched that T9 finish the following month at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans thanks to three rounds in the 60s...Finished T5 at the Quail Hollow Championship, just three strokes behind champion Sean O'Hair...Got into THE PLAYERS Championship for the first time as an alternate and was third after 36 holes before finishing T32...Carded final-round 65 at TPC Southwind to finish T7 at the St. Jude Classic...Third top-10 came at the RBC Canadian Open at the end of July. Thanks largely to a 9-under 63 in the second round of the rainy event, earned a T3...Recorded his best career TOUR finish with a T2 at Deutsche Bank Championship, shooting a final-round 65 to post 16-under. Waited for almost an hour before Scott Verplank joined him at 16-under, then another 20 minutes before Steve Stricker birdied the final two holes to win at 17-under. Jumped from No. 57 to No. 9 in the FedExCup standings. Was one of three players (also Verplank and Padraig Harrington) to shoot four rounds in the 60s...Ranked No. 10 in the FedExCup standings after the BMW Championship to earn his first trip to THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola...Finished T19 at THE TOUR Championship to cap off his most successful season on TOUR. 2008: Successfully made it through final two stages of the 2008 PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament to earn card for 2009 season. In final stage at PGA West in La Quinta, CA., posted five of six rounds in the 60s to finish T11. Member of PGA TOUR in 2004 and 2007 and Nationwide Tour in 2001-03 and 2005-07. 2007: Returned to PGA TOUR thanks to eighth-place finish on 2006 Nationwide Tour money list...Made 32 starts and collected five top-25s in 18 made cuts on TOUR...Finished T6 at the John Deere Classic, the best finish of his PGA TOUR career to date. Was looking to become the first player to capture the Nationwide Tour's LaSalle Bank Open (Glenview, IL) and the PGA TOUR's John Deere Classic (Silvis, IL) in consecutive years. 2006: Made the cut in 20 of 24 starts on the Nationwide Tour, with seven top-10s...Notched the 20th top-10 finish of his Nationwide Tour career with a one-stroke win over Cliff Kresge at the LaSalle Bank Open. Collected $135,000 for the win, the richest prize on the Nationwide Tour...Came back the following week with a T40 finish at the U.S. Open after qualifying at the sectional tournament...Added a solo third-place finish at the Miccosukee Championship. 2005: Finished No. 59 on the Nationwide Tour money list with a best finish of T3 at the Scholarship America Showdown. 2004: Rookie on the PGA TOUR after finishing 10th on the 2003 Nationwide Tour money list...Posted a career-best T8 finish at the Chrysler Classic of Greensboro...Ended the year No. 164 on the money list. 2003: After missing the cut in his first four appearances on the Nationwide Tour, reeled off 20 made cuts in his final 22 events, including 10 top-10s (second-best on Tour)...Put together streaks of three consecutive top-5s twice during the season. 2002: Placed No. 77 on the Nationwide Tour money list. 2001: Had no status on the Nationwide Tour to begin the season. Monday qualified his way into the Hershey Open, where he finished T12. Finish at Hershey earned a spot in the field at the Wichita Open. Posted four rounds in the 60s to finish at 22-under par and earn his first career title by three shots over three others...Made the cut in 11 of 13 events in 2001 and finished 21st on money list. 2000: Played the Golden Bear Tour. Amateur: Honorable-mention All-America in 1997 at Auburn. All-SEC selection in 1997-98 and 2000. Redshirted after his junior year. Three-time winner during college...Lost in the 1998 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship at Torrey Pines GC to Trevor Immelman, 3 and 2.

Personal

Lists Ben Hogan as his hero...Did not start playing golf until age 15.

Other Information

Successfully made it through final two stages of the 2008 PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament to earn card for 2009 season. In final stage at PGA West in La Quinta, CA., posted five of six rounds in the 60s to finish T11. Member of PGA TOUR in 2004 and 2007 and Nationwide Tour in 2001-03 and 2005-07. Returned to PGA TOUR in 2007 thanks to eighth-place finish on 2006 Nationwide Tour money list. Made 32 starts in 2007 and collected five top-25s in 18 made cuts on TOUR. Finished T6 at the 2007 John Deere Classic, the best finish of his PGA TOUR career to date. Was looking to become the first player to capture the Nationwide Tour's LaSalle Bank Open (Glenview, IL) and the PGA TOUR's John Deere Classic (Silvis, IL) in consecutive years. Made the cut in 20 of 24 starts on the 2006 Nationwide Tour, with seven top-10s. Notched the 20th top-10 finish of his Nationwide Tour career with a one-stroke win over Cliff Kresge at the LaSalle Bank Open. Collected $135,000 for the win, the richest prize on the Nationwide Tour. Came back the following week with a T40 finish at the U.S. Open after qualifying at the sectional tournament. Added a solo third-place finish at the Miccosukee Championship. Finished No. 59 on the 2005 Nationwide Tour money list with a best finish of T3 at the Scholarship America Showdown. Rookie on the 2004 PGA TOUR after finishing 10th on the 2003 Nationwide Tour money list. Posted a career-best T8 finish at the Chrysler Classic of Greensboro. Ended the year No. 164 on the money list. After missing the cut in his first four appearances on the 2003 Nationwide Tour, reeled off 20 made cuts in his final 22 events, including 10 top-10s (second-best on Tour). Put together streaks of three consecutive top-5s twice during the season. Placed No. 77 on the Nationwide Tour money list in 2002. Had no status on the Nationwide Tour to begin the 2001 season. Monday qualified his way into the Hershey Open, where he finished T12. Finish at Hershey earned a spot in the field at the Wichita Open. Posted four rounds in the 60s to finish at 22-under par and earn his first career title by three shots over three others. Made the cut in 11 of 13 events in 2001 and finished 21st on money list. Played the Golden Bear Tour in 2000. Honorable-mention All-America in 1997. All-SEC selection in 1997-98 and 2000. Redshirted after his junior year at Auburn. Three-time winner during college. Lost in the 1998 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship at Torrey Pines GC to Trevor Immelman, 3 and 2. Lists Ben Hogan as his hero. Did not start playing golf until he was 15.