How well is Jason Dufner playing? I think the answer may be better than most thought that he could. Have you ever had a buddy just start playing the best golf of his life and all you can do is wonder where was this great play before? Well, perhaps that might be how Jason Dufner is playing now.
The 35-year-old American is the midst of the best stretch of his career. He broke through with his first career win at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at the end of April. Then Dufner backed it up with a win at the Byron Nelson Championship in May. This second win of the season made Dufner only the second multiple winner on the PGA Tour in 2102, joining Hunter Mahan. In between those two victories Dufner finished well back at the Players Championship and he also found time to get married.
Thanks to his stellar play of late Dufner has risen to number 14 in the World Golf Rankings and he is currently leading the FedEx Cup standings. It has certainly been quite the year for the Auburn Tiger. Dufner said that when he goes to the first tee he feels like he is going to play well. Confidence is key in golf and Dufner has confidence in his game right now. Dufner said recently that the 2012 United States Open track at the Olympic Club in San Francisco suited his game. With his recent play Dufner need only claim a major championship to cement his credentials as a top player. If Dufner can continue to play as well as he has recently then claiming a major title is not out of the question.
This brings us to the present. Dufner finds himself with the halfway lead at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. Dufner will take a two stroke lead over Zach Johnson into the third round at Hogan's Alley. In third place, two strokes further back, are Bo Van Pelt and Tommy Gainey. Can Jason Dufner make it three victories in 2012? You never know until the final putt drops on Sunday afternoon, but at this point I like his chances.
Dwight is an avid golfer. While still relatively new to the game, he plays as often as the weather and his schedule will allow.
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