Born Jason Christopher Dufner, on 24 March 1977. Jason Dufner was born in Cleveland, Ohio. But moved to Washington D.C. when he was 11 years old and then to Florida when he was 14.
He started playing golf there for St. Thomas Aquinas High School. He played throughout his sophomore, junior and senior years. Jason Dufner graduated from Auburn University in 200 with a degree in Economics and won three times in his amateur golfing career during college years. He played in the finals of the U.S. Amateur Public Links at Torrey Pines in 1988.
He is in a phase of semi retirement from the US PGA Tour, but to American golfer Steve Stricker, things sure don’t seem that way at all.
If one considers the 48 hours he endured after the tournament at Doral, it will paint a clear picture of how hectic the schedule for the man has been. He was scheduled to film a commercial in Los Angeles the following day and when he booked his flight, he had no idea that the event would go on for that long and ended up missing his flight.
Jason Dufner’s very first tour to Middle East has not been quite eventful. Unfortunately the caddie of the US golfer did not enjoy the ease of travel.
All started when Jason’s bagman Kevin arrived at the airport for his plane to Abu Dhabi last Saturday and he was said that he had not filled out the right visa forms. Jason’s manager with the IMG said GTC that the US golf player will have a caddie in Abu Dhabi and he has hired US’ Mark Mazro, who went for Rhys Davies on European Tour, for next stop in Qatar.
Matt Kuchar was among the several golfers who scored low on Friday at the Sony Open, but warned later that we must not mistake Waialae CC as a very easy course. The seven – under 63 left him in the 4th place.
He said that this course was a bit difficult, and is one of the tougher courses on Tour. If one is not playing well, then they would make some bogeys. He is quite fortunate to be playing some good golf and fun to make some birdies.
The American golfer and US Open Champion, Webb Simpson has raised his voice against banning long-putters in the game of golf. As a counter for the ban, he said that the big-headed drivers can ma and always have made a bigger impact during the events.
Recently the golf course has been taken by storm after The United States Golf Association (USGA) and the Royal and Ancient (R&A), the game's two governing bodies, have started to discuss on the status of 'anchored putters' and have decided to put a ban on the long-putting option.