Dufner takes down Furyk to win PGA Championship

By Alejandro Freixes, CCNN Head Writer

Move over Tiger Woods. It’s Jason Dufner’s time. The man immortalized for his 63 record at Oak Hill after Round 2 of the PGA, has now defeated all comers as the champion after Day 4. It’s also his first PGA Championship win!  Closing with a 2-under 68, Dufner said, “It’s been a tough day. It was a long day. Tough golf course.” As he reflected on his victory, Dufner expressed, “It probably hasn’t hit me yet. I can’t believe this is happening to me.” Back in the 2011 PGA Championship, he wasted a four-shot lead with four holes left to play, losing in a playoff to Keegan Bradley. This time, the drama happened at the final two holes. He made a short birdie on the eight hole and took a one-shot lead over Jim Furyk, who’d actually started the day alone at the top of the leaderboard. After several pars along the back nine, Furyk couldn’t make up any ground. He also made bogey on the last two holes, and hacked the green at the 18th. He ended behind Dufner with a 71, finishing three shots behind.

Featured image courtesy of Jason Dufner Facebook.