Jason Dufner sat down with Rivals.com’s Krysten Peek in California after his opening round of the World Challenge and discussed his first hole-in-one (with a pink golf ball!), tweeting with Tiger and his dream foursome.
The highlights from the Q&A portion.
First hole in one: “I was 13 at a public golf course in Cleveland called Sleepy Hallow. I hit a 5-wood from about 170 yards on No. 2. There was one other guy I met on the first tee. He was lucky. I think it was a pink golf ball too. (Asked if he still uses pink golf balls) No, pink golf balls are out.”
On Dufnering blowing up: “I was just sitting there screwing off kind of day-dreaming. People got a hold of it to kind of make fun of me a little bit and jab at me, but then it blew up. It’s the most remarkable thing I’ve ever seen. I only did it once. It’s a one-time thing.”
On tweeting Tiger this week: “I know he looks at it here and there. I felt like I maybe could get a response out of him. I pretty much knew what the response was going to be. It was just all in fun. People actually thought I was serious about it. It was worth a shot. I’m very privileged to be playing this event in California this week, but I definitely wish I could be in Georgia watching Auburn play for an SEC Championship.”
Dream foursome: “My dad, Ben Hogan and my grandpa.”
Favorite course: “Augusta National. That event has a lot of history. It’s a unique course and really tests every aspect of your game.”
Keegan Bradley and the PGA Championship: “Lucky.”
On winning his own PGA Championship: “It’s pretty neat. To work as hard as I have and always think about just playing in these major events, much less win one. It really hasn’t even set in yet to have your dreams fulfilled and become a reality.”
Watch the full three-part video interview here on AuburnSports.com.
(Photo: AP/Julio Cortez)
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