Jason Dufner could give the faces on Mt. Rushmore a lesson in stony-faced stoicism but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a sense of humor. The 35-year-old with an economics degree from Auburn University, who won his first PGA Tour event in April after 163 starts, retweeted a video of pro golfer and impressionist extraordinaire Peter Jacobsen imitating him -- from his barrel-chested walk, to the way he waggles his club several times before knocking the bejesus out of the ball.
"Playing great on tour, a young guy, out of Auburn," Jacobsen, who's sendup of Arnold Palmer was spot-on, down to that quirky twist of his head at the end of his swing, says in the video he made during a clinic at his Umpqua Bank Challenge on Monday. "Jason Dufner? You seen him? Know who he is? Excitable guy?"
Dufner, who skipped last week’s first leg of the FedEx Cup series, said the break was just what he needed heading into the remaining three playoff games and beyond.
"If I would have played last week, I would have had to play eight of nine weeks through the Ryder Cup, which is a lot of golf," he told reporters on Wednesday, ahead of Friday’s start to the Deutsche Bank Championship. "I felt like, just the way the schedule kind of broke down, it was a good week to take off...and looking forward to kind of peaking towards the end of the playoffs and rolling into the Ryder Cup."
As for that high-pitched tee-hee in the background of Jacobsen’s video -- we believe it belonged to Lee Trevino, who was apparently so overcome with laughter that he couldn’t contain his glee -- or something. Nice loogie, Lee.