The most current remarkable golfing achievement of this American professional golfer was his winning of the 2017 Memorial Tournament. Jason Dufner wowed everyone when he struck from 33 feet away to pocket a come-from-behind win on the 72nd hole.
Dufner’s professional golfing career has been traced back to 2001. That was after he graduated from Auburn University the previous year with a degree in Economics. The following years saw Jason struggle to make a name for himself in the game. He made five trips to Qualifying school but his efforts left him running around Web.com and PGA Tours with nothing substantial to show for it. Even when he got a chance to take part in PGA Tour in 2014, he soon found himself returning to Web.com the next season.
Anyway, fate smiled on Jason when he finished 11th at Qualifying school. That was in 2008. In 2009, the man got what he’s been hoping for. He again finished 11th in the FedEx Cup. It is said that this earned him over $2 million. Beyond being a member of the PGA Tour every year since his 5th and last Q-School trip in 2008, Jason Dufner has been able to attain several enviable feats. To cite an instance, his fantastic play saw the Official World Golf Ranking place him among the top-10 spots for 50 consecutive weeks. So far, the highest ranking of his career was in September 2012 when he occupied the 6th position.
In view of that, it wasn’t a surprise when Jason Dufner grabbed his first major championship in 2013 – he was the winner of the year’s PGA Championship. Earlier (in 2011) he came close to winning the tournament but as fate would have it, Keegan Bradley triumphed.
Jason’s PGA Tour wins amounts to 5 at the moment. The winnings include the April 2012’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans where he humbled Ernie Els; his May 2012 HP Byron Nelson Championship win against Dicky Pride; the Aug 2013 PGA Championship triumph over Jim Furyk; his January 2016 CareerBuilder Challenge trashing of David Lingmerth and of course, the June 2017 Memorial Tournament victory.
Jason Dufner Biography
Thus far in his career, Jason has had the privilege to represent the United State of America in various tournaments. He did so in the 2012 Ryder Cup and again in the next year at the 2013 Presidents Cup.
Records have mandated the golfer to mark his birth anniversary every 24th day of March. Jason’s documents show that he was born on that day in 1977. His place of birth was in Cleveland, Ohio. The golfer spent the first 14 years of his life here before his family moved to Florida and settled in Ft. Lauderdale. There, Jason developed his passion for the club-and-ball sport. He played through high school into college and the rest as often said, is history.
Dufner is also known for his love for promoting the welfare of humanity. He founded an organization – The Jason Dufner Foundation – which has been striving to end hunger among children in Lee County, Alabama. If we are to believe the claims found on the golfer’s site (jasondufnergolf.com), the foundation currently feeds over 1,700 kids.
His Earnings and Net Worth
True, having a successful career isn’t always tantamount to wealth. Nonetheless, Jason has been quite fortunate as his career money earnings have run into many millions. PGA Tour in April 2018 ranked him 44th in its Career Money Leaders’ table, specifying that his total earnings so far has reached $24,948,994.
In view of that, several estimations have been made about the man’s net worth and it is now commonly believed that the value of his wealth is somewhere between $10 and $15 million. The figures can’t be authenticated as Jason’s assets and investment portfolios are not known.
Wife and Divorce
Jason was once married to Amanda Boyd. The two became friends and subsequently, lovers after they met through a mutual friend in 2009. They dated for over two years and thought it wise to move on to the next level. This saw them exchanging vows on 5th of May 2009.
It was thought that Jason and Amanda were having a happy union until it emerged in 2015 that the couple has had enough of the marriage. It was reported that their divorce document revealed that their affair suffered an irretrievable breakdown and that the two are no longer compatible to live together. As we learnt, Jason got to keep their home while Amanda walked away with almost $3 million.
Jason Dufner’s Girlfriend, Who Is He Dating?
Since the Amanda-Jason marriage collapsed, people have been wondering if the golfer is dating anyone. The curiosity heightened after it circulated that Jason decided to give love a second chance and went on a date. Everyone wanted to know who his partner was but her identity remains unknown.