Currently, the most remarkable golfing achievement of the American professional golfer was winning the 2017 Memorial Tournament, where Jason Dufner thrilled everyone by hitting from 33 feet away to claim a come-from-behind victory on the 72nd hole.
Dufner’s professional golf career has been traced back to 2001. That was after he graduated in economics from Auburn University the year before. In the years that followed, Jason struggled to make a name for himself in the game. He attended qualifying school five times, but his efforts left him wandering around Web.com and PGA Tours without having anything substantial to show for it. Even when he got the chance to join the PGA Tour in 2014, he soon returned to Web.com the following season.
However, fate smiled on Jason when he finished 11th in the qualifying school. That was in 2008 and in 2009 the man got what he had hoped for. At the FedEx Cup, he finished 11th again, and it is said that this earned him over $2 million. Not only has Jason Dufner been on the PGA Tour every year since his fifth and last Q-School trip in 2008, but he has also had some enviable successes. For example, his fantastic play has earned him a place in the top 10 in the official world golf rankings for 50 consecutive weeks. The highest-ranking of his career so far was in September 2012 when he finished 6th in the PGA Tour.
Given this, it was no surprise when Jason Dufner won his first major championship in 2013 – he was the winner of the PGA Championship of the Year. Previously (2011) he was close to winning the tournament, but as fate would have it, Keegan Bradley triumphed.
Jason’s PGA Tour victories currently stand at 5, including the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in April 2012, where he beat Ernie Els, his victory in the HP Byron Nelson Championship in May 2012 over Dicky Pride, his triumph in the PGA Championship in August 2013 over Jim Furyk, his victory in the CareerBuilder Challenge in January 2016 over David Lingmerth, and of course his victory in the Memorial Tournament in June 2017.
Jason Dufner Biography
In his career to date, Jason has had the privilege of representing the United States of America in various tournaments. He did so at the 2012 Ryder Cup and again next year at the 2013 Presidents Cup.
Records have instructed the golfer to celebrate his birthday every March 24th. Jason’s records show that he was born on that day in 1977. His birthplace 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 club and ball sports. He played from high school to college and the rest is, as often said, history.
Dufner is also known for his love of promoting the welfare of mankind. He founded an organization – the Jason Dufner Foundation – that works to end hunger among children in Lee County, Alabama. If one believes the claims on the golfer’s website (jasondufnergolf.com), the foundation currently feeds over 1,700 children.
His Earnings and Net Worth
It is true that a successful career is not always synonymous with wealth. Nevertheless, Jason has been very lucky, because his career earnings are in the millions. On the PGA Tour in April 2018, he ranked 44th in the Career Money Leader’s table and stated that his total earnings to date have reached $24,948,994.
In light of this, several estimates have been made of the man’s net worth, and it is now widely believed that the value of his assets is somewhere between $10 million and $15 million. The figures cannot 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 later lovers after they met through a mutual friend in 2009. They met for over two years and thought it wise to move on to the next level. So they exchanged their vows on 5 May 2009.
It was assumed that Jason and Amanda had a happy union until 2015 when it became clear that the couple had had enough of marriage. It was reported that their divorce document stated that their affair had suffered an irreparable breakdown and that the two were no longer compatible to live together. We learned that Jason was allowed to keep her house, while Amanda got away with nearly $3 million.
Jason Dufner’s Girlfriend, Who Is He Dating?
Since the marriage between Amanda and Jason broke up, people have been wondering if the golfer is dating anyone. Curiosity grew after it became known that Jason decided to give love a second chance and date someone. Everyone wanted to know who their partner was, but their identity remains unknown.