PGA Tour: Jason Dufner conquers Oak Hill
American Jason Dufner deleted remembrances of his disastrous late downfall two years prior when he secured his first major title by two shots in the 95th PGA Championship on Sunday.
One stroke behind playing accomplice Jim Furyk overnight, the ultra-laidback Dufner processed some glittering approach play on the path to a two-under standard 68 and a 10-under sum of 268 on the testing Oak Hill Country Club.
"It likely still hasn't hit me yet," Dufner said in the wake of being given the desired Wanamaker Trophy which he lifted high before kissing it. "I can't accept this is befalling me."
Dufner, 36, seized control with three birdies on the front nine and close the entryway on his adversaries with a steely presentation of exact shot-production, went down by security first golf over the challenging shutting extend.
A shocking approach to a foot at the standard four sixteenth earned him his fourth birdie of the day and he could manage the cost of the lavishness of flounders at 17 and 18, two of the hardest gaps on the course, as he secured his third triumph on the PGA Tour.
In the wake of putting out on the final green, Dufner recovered his ball from the gap before somewhat bringing both his arms up in festival with his eyes shut and a weak favor his face.
He was warmly gripped by his wife Amanda, accompanied by his great companion Keegan Bradley, who won the 2011 PGA Championship after Dufner blew a five shot lead with four gaps to play.
"To return from several years back in this title, when I lost to Keegan in the playoff, to win feels truly, decent," said Dufner, who prepared for his triumph with a record-tying 63 in Friday's second round.
Just 23 different players have terminated 63s in golf's best titles and Dufner joined a select assembly of only six who went onto win the competition -copying Tiger Woods, Greg Norman, Raymond Floyd, Jack Nicklaus and Johnny Miller.