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Dufner Holds Off Furyk At PGA Championship At Oak Hill

August 12, 2013

Jason Dufner captured his first Major golf championship on Sunday, closing four days of competition with a two-under-par 68, and beating Pennsylvania native Jim Furyk by two strokes to win the PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club’s East Course in Pittsford, New York.

Dufner finished the last Major tournament of the year at (68-63-71-68) 10-under-par 270, winning $1.445 million. He closed things out Sunday, just two days after setting the course record and tying the mark for the best round at a Major with his 63 in the second round of the competition on Friday.  Previously, Jack Nicklaus had posted the best score for a Major played at Oak Hill with a 274 in the 1980 PGA Championship.

It was the sixth time that the 43 year-old Furyk has finished either one or two strokes behind the winner in a Major golf championship.  He recorded a 71 on Sunday.

Henrik Stenson finished third at 7-under-par.  Another stroke back, in fourth place, was Jonas Blixt.

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