The birth of Dufnering

Jason Dufner, Rory McIlroy
Photos courtesy Deadspin and Twitter
Rory McIlroy pokes fun of friend Jason Dufner's pose and starts a new Twitter meme
By John Kim

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, March 28, 2013 | 9:50 p.m.

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.  

Rory McIlroy should be given credit for tweeting out his photo poking fun of his friend's now classic slouch on the floor.  Soon, Luke Donald, Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson all joined in on the fun. Dufner has taken the ribbing in stride as he has started to retweet many of his followers who are sending him photos of themselves (or kids, or pets, etc...'dufnering'.)  Look for several other images as well as now the entire sports world will set aside all go Dufnering. 

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