The most recent notable golf achievement among American professional golfers, he won the 2017 Memorial Tournament. Jason Dufner wowed everyone when he hit from 30 yards out for an end-to-end victory on the 72nd hole.
Dufner’s professional golf career was dated back to 2001. This was after he graduated in economics from Auburn University the year before. The following years saw Jason struggle to break into football. He made five trips to qualifying school, but his efforts left him running around Web.com and PGA Tours with nothing of substance to demonstrate. Even when he got the chance to compete on the PGA Tour in 2014, he soon found himself returning to Web.com the following season.
Either way, fate smiled on Jason when he finished 11th in qualifying school. It was in 2008. In 2009, the man got what he was hoping for. He again finished 11th in the FedEx Cup. It is said to have earned him over $2 million. Along with being a member of the PGA Tour every year since his 5th and final Q-School trip in 2008, Jason Dufner has been able to achieve several enviable feats. To cite one example, his fantastic game saw the Official World Golf Rankings place him in the top 10 for 50 consecutive weeks. So far, the highest ranking of his career dates back to September 2012, when he was ranked 6th.
Considering that, it was no surprise when Jason Dufner clinched his first major championship in 2013: he was the PGA Championship winner of the year. Earlier (in 2011), he came close to winning the tournament, but as fate would have it, Keegan Bradley triumphed.
Jason’s PGA Tour has 5 wins so far. Winnings include the April 2012 Zurich Classic in New Orleans where he humiliated Ernie Els; his May 2012 HP Byron Nelson Championship win over Dicky Pride; the August 2013 PGA Championship triumph over Jim Furyk; In January 2016, CareerBuilder Challenge rejected David Lingmerth and, of course, victory at the June 2017 Memorial Tournament.
Jason Dufner Biography
So far in his career, Jason has had the privilege of representing the United States of America in various tournaments. He did so in the 2012 Ryder Cup and again the following year in the 2013 Presidents Cup.
Records has mandated the golfer to mark his birthday every March 24. Jason’s documents show he was born on this 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 the sport of club and ball. He played from high school to college and the rest, as they often say, is history.
Dufner is also known for his love for promoting the welfare of mankind. He founded an organization – The Jason Dufner Foundation – which works to end hunger among children in Lee County, Alabama. According to claims found on the golfer’s website (jasondufnergolf.com), the foundation currently feeds more than 1,700 children.
His Earnings and Net Worth
Admittedly, having a successful career does not always equate to wealth. Nevertheless, Jason was very lucky, as his career earnings reached into the millions. In April 2018, the PGA Tour ranked him 44th in the career money leader rankings, saying his total earnings to date stood at $24,948,994.
From this perspective, several estimates have been made on the net worth of the man and it is now accepted that the value of his wealth is between 10 and 15 million dollars. The figures cannot be authenticated as Jason’s assets and investment portfolios are not known.
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Wife and Divorce
Jason was previously married to Amanda Boyd. The two became friends and then lovers after meeting through a mutual friend in 2009. They have been in a relationship for over two years and thought it wise to take it to the next level. This saw them exchange vows on May 5, 2009.
Jason and Amanda were thought to be happily married until it emerged in 2015 that the couple had had enough of marriage. The divorce document allegedly revealed that their affair had suffered an irretrievable breakdown and that the two men were no longer compatible to live together. As we learned, Jason got to keep their house while Amanda took home nearly $3 million.
Jason Dufner’s girlfriend, who is she dating?
Ever since the Amanda-Jason marriage fell apart, people have wondered if the golfer is dating anyone. Curiosity grew after news broke that Jason decided to give love a second chance and went on a date. Everyone wanted to know who his partner was, but his identity remains unknown.