Jason Dufner heads to Firestone Country Club this week for the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, currently on a run of two top-10 finishes in his last three starts.
The 39-year-old has enjoyed a far better season than he did last year, collecting one victory at the CareerBuilder Challenge as well as another four top-10 finishes. His record at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational includes two top-10 finishes (in 2012 and 2013) in three starts. The 2013 PGA Championship winner has amassed just under $2.3 million on tour this season and sits 15th in the FedEx Cup standings and 23rd on the money list.
A miserable 2015 season saw Dufner drop outside the top-100 in the world. He scraped past the $1 million mark by the end of a full season and had a best finish of tied-eighth at the AT&T Byron Nelson, one of only two top-10s in the whole season.
This time around he’s been much better with his approach play and ranks seventh on tour for greens in regulation. The Cleveland-born golfer also ranks in the top-20 for scoring average and birdie average.
Despite being high in birdie average, the Auburn University alumni is not among the best on tour in terms of putting. His weaknesses are sand saves and scrambling, where he ranks 99th and 125th respectively.
He will hope that his approach play is hot this week as he goes in search of his second victory of the season at an exclusive (and lucrative) event.