Jason Dufner won the biggest tournament of his career earlier this year when he took down the PGA Championship at Oak Hill.
2013 will also go down as the year that Dufner wins at the internet.
This past weekend, we were treated to one of the most exciting finishes a college football game has ever seen. In the Iron Bowl game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Auburn Tigers, the game appeared to be headed to overtime, but a review gave No. 1 Alabama the ball with one second left in regulation. Instead of throwing a Hail Mary or even just taking a knee, coach Nick Saban sent out his kicking team for a 57-yard field goal attempt. The kick came up short, and Auburn returned it for a game-winning touchdown.
What does this have to do with Dufner? Well, Duf is a proud graduate of Auburn and might love their football team as much as he loves golf. With Auburn set to play in the SEC Championship Game this weekend, Dufner is scheduled to play in Tiger Woods‘s World Challenge event in California. So what’s a good football fan to do? Why, ask the tournament host to reschedule, of course.
Dear Mr @TigerWoods I petition the event this week to play 36 holes Thurs and Friday,so I can watch my beloved Auburn play for SEC champ thx
— Jason Dufner (@JasonDufner) December 2, 2013
Seems reasonable enough. It’s a 16-player field, there would be plenty of time to get it all in. Woods, it seems, took the request under serious consideration, and issued this detailed response to Dufner.
@JasonDufner Petition denied.
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) December 3, 2013
Woods probably isn’t much for SEC football, being a Stanford man and all.
In case you’re keeping score of Dufner’s golden internet moments, we now have “Dufnering”, his GIF-worthy embrace with his wife after the PGA Championship, and now this. If the awesomeness weren’t complete, Dufner is now recruiting John Daly to help.
— Jason Dufner (@JasonDufner) December 3, 2013
Keep your eye on the tournament this weekend. Dufner might just set a record for the fastest tournament round on record in an attempt to get to the nearest television.