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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.