If watching the PGA Championship slip through former Auburn golfer Jason Dufner’s fingers Sunday afternoon was almost as painful for you as watching Auburn lose in football, you weren’t alone.
When Dufner returned home to Auburn yesterday he got a call from Auburn’s coaching staff inviting him to the athletic complex where he received condolences and kudos from the entire Auburn football team.
“I walked into one of the auditoriums and the whole team was in there and they gave me a standing ovation,” Dufner told PGATour.com. “So that’s pretty cool… You wouldn’t expect a 320-pound defensive lineman to be watching golf on Sunday but they were. And for the coaches to take time out from their meetings and their practice on Sunday to say, hey, we were checking text messages and watching when we could. That was a pretty neat experience. That was probably the biggest thing that stood out for me yesterday.”
* Bear Bryant’s lost year at Auburn
* British bombshell wears Auburn shirt in Maxim
* Graffiti on the barricade around the Toomer’s oaks
* The Secret History of an Underground Iron Bowl
* 78 never before seen photos of the Kopper Kettle explosion
* The Ron Swanson Pyramid of Auburn
* The Auburn plaque in 1984′s Tank
* War Drobe Eagle: The Auburn shirt in Cannonball Run
I was at the PGA, tons of Auburn swag wearing, War Eaglin’ Tigers on site. If you get a chance check out the 1st playoff hole after he hit it stiff-sounded like an Auburn homecoming game.
A little disappointed that Jason didn’t acknowledge the Auburn fans more-if he did I didn’t see it-and wonder why he wore pink on Sunday? Maybe he was just staying in a zone or in some sort of sport psych mode.
RT Atlanta says
All in for family!
Jason acknowledged the Auburn fans repeatedly in stories written by the sports media during the PGA.