JASON DUFNER almost broke into a smile today after winning his second US PGA Tour event in three weeks.
Dufner (67) sunk a 25 foot birdie putt on the final hole of the 2012 Byron Nelson Championship at the TPC Four Seasons Resort to take the title by a stroke.
The 35 year old also got married in the last couple of weeks but not much breaks through the immutable Dufner façade.
“Two wins and to get married in the same month – it doesn’t get much better professionally or personally,” he said.
Dufner’s 11-under total edged out fellow American Dicky Pride (67), who was looking for his first win since 1994, while Australia’s Marc Leishman (66) finished tied for third along with Sweden’s Jonas Blixt (66) and Americans Joe Durant (65) and JJ Henry (68).
Leishman continued his good form of the earlier rounds and was in contention coming down the stretch but a bogey on the last didn’t help.
Jason Day started the final round on 7-under and was had a chance to repeat his 2009 victory in the event but after a bogey on the 4th never really got going and faded with a 72.
After waiting six years for his first win, Dufner now has two and shoots to the top of the season long FedEx Cup and can just about book his spot on the 2012 US Ryder Cup team.
If you think those successes added to the nearly three million odd million dollars he has won this month will really get the celebrations going, consider the last two Q&A’s at his winner’s media conference:
Q. When fans watch you on TV or see you in person, you look extraordinarily calm and nonexpressive, even in victory. When you get back to the hotel room will you let out a primal scream or chest bump Kevin when you see him?
JASON DUFNER: No, none of that.
Q. Do you ever get extra expressive?
JASON DUFNER: Here and there a couple of times a year. Usually there is some alcohol involved or Auburn football, but for the most part I’m laid back. We’ll head over to Ft. Worth, check into the hotel, get dinner, chat, and we will be on to next week at the Colonial. We will celebrate a little bit, but I’m pretty laid back all the time for the most part.