Jason Dufner Ties For Third At The 2009 Canadian Open
July 27, 2009
AUBURN - Former Auburn golfer Jason Dufner (-14) tied for third at the 2009 Canadian Open, giving the Cleveland, Ohio native his first career top-three PGA Tour finish. Dufner entered the final round of play tied for the lead after sinking an eagle on the par-5 18th.
Having his best season to date, Dufner tied for fifth at the Quail Hollow Championship, seventh at the St. Jude Classic and ninth at the Zurich and Honda Classics, making 16-of-20 cuts for $1,343,199 in earnings.
The class of 2000 Auburn economics major holds the ninth-lowest career scoring average in school history (73.34) and was a an All-American and three-time All-SEC selection for the Tigers.
Dufner earned his 2009 PGA Tour Card after an 11th place finish in the final stage of the PGA Qualifying School at the PGA West Nicklaus Tournament and TPC Stadium Courses in La Quinta, Calif.
On the PGA Tour, Dufner has accumulated $2,549,557 since his first conditional appearance in 2001. In all, the former Tiger has made the cut in 54-of-99 PGA Tour events including seven top-10 and 15 top-25 finishes. Dufner earned tour cards in 2004 and 2007 following top-10 finishes on the Nationwide Tour Money list in the preceding seasons.
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