US PGA Championship 2013: Jason Dufner Secures Historic Victory

American Jason Dufner produced a hard-hitting display in a final round two-under 68 to claim a maiden major victory in the US PGA Championship at Oak Hill.

Dufner began the day one behind Furyk but birdied four and five to reach 10-under and move ahead. But the impressive Furyk then rolled in a 35-footer for an unlikely birdie on six.

The two were clear of the field after that and Dufner re-took a much-deserved lead thanks to a superb approach shot at eight which rolled back to within inches of the hole.

That was the birdie that took him to 11-under and he was two clear when he made a good par at nine where Furyk bogeyed. Dufner had already thrown away a five-shot lead in the closing stages in 2011 but he looked determined not to allow history a repeat. His solid play on the back nine and a string of steady pars secured another tap-in birdie at the 16 and a famous win for the deserving American.

Final Leaderboard

  • -10 J Dufner
  • -8 J Furyk
  • -7 H Stenson (Swe)
  • -6 J Blixt (Swe)
  • -5 S Piercy
  • -5 A Scott (Aus)