Jason Dufner Dufnering with the Wanamaker trophy
PGA Championship

Jason Dufner Dufnering with the Wanamaker trophy

Jason Dufner leads the PGA Championship through 36 holes, shooting 7-under 63 on Friday at Oak Hill C.C. in Rochester, N.Y., to take a 2-shot lead going into the weekend of the season's final major.

It's the third time in the last three years that Dufner has held the 36-hole lead in a major (2011 PGA, '12 Masters), and he has failed to finish the job both times. In fact, Dufner had a 4-shot lead with four holes to play in the '11 PGA at Atlanta Athletic Club, only to cede that lead and drop in a playoff he lost to Keegan Bradley.

Of course, Dufner's run at a historic 62 (how did he leave that putt short?!) has everyone thinking about Dufnering, the brief craze that began in April when Dufner was caught sitting restlessly against a wall in a public appearance in Dallas ahead of his defense at the HP Byron Nelson Championship.

In fact, officials with the PGA of America, including president Ted Bishop, were pictured Dufnering on Saturday morning at Oak Hill.

Credit: John Kim, PGA of America
Credit: John Kim, PGA of America

Presented, then, without commentary, is how Jason Dufner would look while Dufnering with the Wanamaker trophy if he goes on to win the PGA Championship on Sunday.


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