2013 PGA Champion and Auburn University alum, Jason Dufner found himself in a precarious position this weekend. Not only are his War Eagles playing on Saturday for the SEC Championship and a possible shot at the big dance in college football, but Jason himself will be playing in the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge golf tournament at the time the game will be televised. The other big problem he has, is his wife Amanda is an Alabama grad…..Wow!!
Most people, when faced with this situation, do the right thing, they call in sick! Dufner tried a different approach.
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
Tournament host, Tiger Woods responded with a resounding reply…“Request Denied!” Oh Well..guess he will have to go to work.
If Auburn beats Missouri in the SEC Championship game, and Ohio State looses to Michigan State, Jason could well face this problem again when the BCS National Championship is played during the final round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Fortunately, the game kicks off at 2:30 Hawaii time, and the tournament should be over by 2:30. He will have to hope there is no playoff, and if there is, he isn’t in it.
“This golf is really bad timing right now because of football season,” Dufner joked on Tuesday. “My wife is always crying if you can believe that because (the Hyundai TOC) is right around the national championship and Alabama is always playing and we got to go to Maui.”
Jason’s and his wife were at the Iron Bowl on Saturday night when Chris Davis, from Alabama returned a missed field goal attempt for a game winning touchdown with no time on the clock.
With the former Amanda Boyd being from Alabama, I would have loved to be a fly on the wall when they got home. I’m thinking it was a little cool at the home front that evening. I’m guessing there was no Duffnering going on, or anything else.
“It was a pretty awesome setting,” he said. “I had to watch myself a little, though, because my wife was right next to me.
“She took it not so good for a while, but she was a good sport about it. She had a bad feeling about it going into the game.”
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