Jason Dufner is a professional golfer who hails from the United States of America and is currently plying his trade in the US PGA Tour.
Dufner has won two titles on the US PGA Tour but the closest he came to making a huge splash in the world of gold was in 2011 when he lost in the playoff of The PGA Championship to Keegan Bradley. Born in Cleveland in Ohio, Dufner moved a lot when he was a youngster, first to Washington DC and then again to Fort Lauderdale in Florida.
It was at Fort Lauderdale that he took to golf and so immersed he was by the sport that he almost gave up his studies to pursue the sport. But he was persuaded against it and represented Thomas Aquinas High School in their golfing team during his sophomore, junior and senior years. Following school, Jason Dufner enrolled in to the Auburn University where he was a walk on. He won three titles during his time at college and was also an honorable mention in the All American honors in 1997.
He graduated from college with a degree in economics but golf was his first love and he pursued it as a professional after leaving college. He was part of the lineup at the US Amateur Public Links and reached the final as well, only to lose to Trevor Immelman 3 and 2.
Jason Dufner struggled during his years as a professional and couldn’t make it to the PGA Tour before 2004. He was part of the Nationwide Tour in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006. But his tenacity to achieve success paid off in the end and at the end of the 2006 season, managed to tie down a regular place for himself in the US PGA Tour.