Jason Dufner wins Golf PGA Championship 2013.Equipped with a two-shot lead at the turn, still carrying a few scars from his PGA Championship collapse two years ago, Jason Dufner never showed signs of cracking.He just waved to the gallery when he shot 63 in the second round to tie a major championship record. He did not show a lot of pulse Sunday as the accounts were matched with Jim Furyk in every hole on the back nine of Oak Hill. Only after exploited Dufner in for bogey on hole 18 to win the PGA Championship and he crack a smile, raising his arms and giving a slight pump of the fist, and provide all the passion for a big occasion.A great champion.Dufner can not think of any other athlete who plays with very little emotion.”- And big plays in basketball, and home runs in baseball, and plays great football and get pumped up, but this sport is a little more exciting.” Said. “For me, golf is a bit more boring. I hit it in the fairway or I did not. Usually I am struggling with the putter, so there is not too much to get excited about it.”
“No one can take away from me,” Dufner said after closing with a 2-under 68 for two-shot victory over Furyk. “It’s a great accomplishment for me, and I’m really excited about it.”Dufner was not sure he would get another chance after the PGA Championship two years ago in Atlanta, where he blew four-shot lead with four holes to play and lost in a playoff to Keegan Bradley. But he was not about to let this get away. Dufner won by playing a brand of golf that matches the gentle expression on his face.Not exciting. Did not need to be.
Dufner finished the front nine with six straight one putt greens, and then delivered a steady diet of the fairways and greens. He putted for birdie on every hole on the back nine until the last hole. He went quietly for a 10-foot par putt toward the cup and tapped it.
“There is not much to celebrate from 6 inches or less, but it was nice to have that short putt,” he said. “It was perfect for me.”The turning point was in Oak Hill final two holes – on the front nine.Dufner made a short bird on the eighth hole to move up one shot, and made Furyk bogey on the ninth hole to fall two shots behind. Furyk, a 54-hole leader for the second time in the past, as in many of the major, can not make up any ground with a parade of pars along the back nine. He finally made a 12-foot putt on 16 bird, but only after Dufner weave back wedge to 18 inches of a bird for sure.
Furyk also made bogey on the last two holes, with two chips to reach the green 17 and coming up short in the mangled rough short of the green 18, where all you can do is hack on the green. Furyk closed with a 71 to finish two shots behind.”I have a lot of respect for him and the way they played today,” said Furyk. “I do not know if anything makes it easier or less easy, but I do not look at it as I lost a golf tournament. I look at it as I got hit by someone that played better today.”