Friday, April 06, 2012

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Jason Dufner didn't waste any time giving himself another shot in a major.

When last seen on a big stage, Dufner lost a five-shot lead with four holes to play and wound up losing the PGA Championship in a playoff. Nearly eight months later, Dufner walked off the 18th green Friday at the Masters and saw his name atop the leaderboard.

Despite a bogey from the bunker on his last hole, he shot a 2-under 70 and shared the lead with Fred Couples after two rounds.

Dufner is No. 31 in the world ranking. He just hasn't done anything to distinguish himself - like winning. The Masters is his 162nd start on the PGA Tour. He remains the only player in the top 50 who has never won on a recognized tour.

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