Jason Dufner celebrates clutch tournament-winning putt with super chill fist pump
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 06, 2017,
Jun 06, 2017, 19:29
Dufner lost a five-shot lead in the third round.
He started with a five-shot deficit.
The 33-year-old from Utah, who finished third in last year's PGA Championship, trailed midway leader Jason Dufner by five shots overnight but five birdies - and a bogey on the 13th - saw him move into the outright lead on 13 under par ahead of 2013 victor Matt Kuchar.
"As I look back on life, this is a moment I'll always cherish and be glad I was present", said the five-time Major champion.
"I hope it's the start of some big things for this year and going forward", Dufner said. It's a 72-hole tournament, there's a lot of things that can happen out there. He's one of the best guys I know out here.
Summerhays subsequently pulled away, carding 68 for 13-under 203 to move within sight of a first PGA Tour victory, while Matt Kuchar shot 67 to move into second place on 10-under.
He turned in one of the highest Saturday rounds anyone has ever posted on the PGA Tour and still gone on to win.
"To see him make that putt on the last was cool", said Rickie Fowler, who ended with a 70 and shared second place with Anirban Lahiri at 10-under 278 after the native of India shot an early 65 and watched the carnage unfold in wet weather conditions that resulted in two delays and almost forced play into Monday.
Dufner had set the 36-hole scoring record in the tournament after opening with a pair of 65s, but he lost his composure on Saturday and slumped to a 77 which left him four shots behind leader Daniel Summerhays.
Kim finished at 11-under 202.
Moriya Jutanugarn and Lee each shot 70. Four of his six birdies came on his inward run, including three in a row at the sixth, seventh and eighth. It's nice to actually be here on the weekend after missing three straight cuts here. Ko, also skipping the event, was guaranteed to lose the top spot to Jutanugarn or Ryu, and Jutanugarn got the position when Ryu failed to finish solo third or better.
That's some of the company the 40-year-old Dufner has been keeping.
George Coetzee of South Africa and Tjorbjorn Olesen of Denmark each finished two strokes behind.
The victory was the fifth of Dufner's career and the first since the 2016 CareerBuilder Challenge. He missed a 6-foot par putt on the third, then hit into the right bunker on the par-3 4th and made another bogey.
Shindler closed with a 4-under 67 to match Hadley at 15-under 269 at TPC Wakefield Plantation. However, a bogey on the par-4 14th and a squandered opportunity on the par-5 15th seemingly derailed Fowler's chances.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Denmark's Nanna Koerstz Madsen took advantage of Daniela Iacobelli's closing double bogey to win the Fuccillo Kia Classic on Sunday for her second Symetra Tour victory of the year.
The four-time victor on the PGA Tour threatened to run away with the tournament after breaking the event's 36-hole record at Muirfield Village on Friday but he faded dramatically, holing six bogeys and a double-bogey. "Unfortunately, it comes around 10 in the morning Pacific (12 PM CT) so there's just really no way to make it, no matter what the tee time is".