Jason Dufner Survives Playoff to Collect First Win Since 2013

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Jason Dufner Survives Playoff to Collect First Win Since 2013

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Jason Dufner Survives Playoff to Collect First Win Since 2013

Jason Dufner won his first PGA Tour victory since winning the PGA Championship in 2013. Dufner was tied for the lead with David Lingmerth at the CareerBuilder Challenge heading into 17 when he landed his tee shot a little too far back on the green and rolled into the rocks.

Dufner had a little bit of an easier shot than Chesson Hadley had on Friday, and ended up almost holing his second shot at 17, which would have won the tournament for him.

Dufner then had a manageable putt on the 18th that he missed that sent him back to 18 in a playoff with Lingmerth. Both players’ drives weren’t great off the tee, but Dufner was in a fairway bunker and had to lay up while Lingmerth hit on. After Lingmerth missed his putt, Dufner drained his and sent the playoff back to the 18th tee again. Both hit their drives off to the right into the rough, but Lingmerth carried his left into the water and Dufner safely hit on.

Dufner, who is 38 years old, is off to a solid start this season with a ninth-place finish at The RSM Classic, a win with Brandt Snedeker at the Franklin Templeton Shootout, and this win at the CareerBuilder Challenge.

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