He claims himself to be a pretty cool customer on the course but according to American golfer Jason Dufner, his nerves were pretty much jangled as he went on claim the first major title of his career at the recently concluded US PGA Championship at Oak Hill.
The American equaled to the lowest ever score recorded in the history of major competitions when he shot a second round 63 and carded a 68 in the closing round to finish with a score of 10 under par, finishing two shots ahead of the overnight leader, American golfer Jim Furyk to claim his first major title.
The 36 year old is known as much for his internet phenomenon known as ‘Duferning’ as showing almost no emotion at all on the course admitted to being under immense pressure as he held onto his lead in the closing stages of the event.
Jason Dufner mentioned that he might have come across as a pretty cool customer over the years on the greens but there were definitely a lot of nerves as he was trying to put the finishing touches to his first triumph at the majors.
He went on to add that the feeling still hasn’t sunk in and he still cannot believe that it is happening to him. He stated that he had decided to put his best foot forward and try and be aggressive and win the major and he is happy that he has managed to do so.
Dufner admitted that he was unfortunate to have had two bogeys in the last two holes but he also mentioned that the name Jason Dufner will always be engraved on the trophy and no one will be able to take that away from him and that is a great accomplishment on his part.
British golfer Justin Rose will embark on another attempt at winning an event on the FedEx Cup playoff events with the Deutsche Bank Championship after finishing tied for second at The Barclays last weekend.
The golfer from the north of Hampshire will go into the second of the four playoff events of the FedEx Cup at seventh in the standings of the FedEx Cup and he is well within his rights to think about claiming the title at the end of the season and lay his claim to the $ 10 million jackpot that will be available to winner at the end of the season.
The seventh place in the rankings has a lot to do with his success at the US Open this season as he managed to win his first major title since turning professional. With only the top 100 players on the rankings taking part in the event, Justin Rose will fancy his chances as things start to heat up.
He knows that a win in the playoff events will be worth a lot more points than winning any other title on the Tour and he will also be happy with the fact that the points margin will be reset when The Tour Championship tees off, which will favor the leader but will ensure the rest of the field has an equal chance of winning the title and pocket the handsome prize money.
Justin Rose has done very well this year especially in the playoff events over the last two years. Last year, he finished second at The Tour Championship to finish sixth overall while he finished fifth the year before after winning at The Barclays. And he hopes he will be able to do better this year and cap off what has already been an amazing year.