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.