Tiger Woods denies Jason Dufner's plea to alter World Challenge so he can watch Auburn-Missouri

Andrew Redington

One of Auburn's most famous alums and biggest superfans attempts to change the schedule of an officially sanctioned PGA Tour event. The host was unsympathetic.

For all intents and purposes, the 2013 golf year is over. But 18 of the best and most recognizable players in the world will drop in on the Los Angeles area this week for the World Challenge event, an annual silly season party hosted and put on by Tiger Woods. With all the big names in attendance, and the star power of the host, it's generally more competitive than your regular silly season item.

But that didn't stop Jason Dufner, noted Auburn superfan, from asking Mr. Woods to shorten the event to just 36 holes so he could watch his Tigers play Missouri on Saturday in the SEC Championship Game. Tiger, who's not the most interactive tweeter, responded promptly:

Dufner was recently heralded at Auburn's home game against Georgia, when Jason Dufner Drive was created in the Auburn area where the 2013 PGA Champ also resides.

The ridiculous ending to that game, of course, ended up being just a prelude to the madness of the Iron Bowl that pushed the Tigers to an SEC West title.

But Dufner will find no quarter from Tiger, who's also a college football enthusiast and woke up in the middle of the night in Turkey just last month to watch Stanford knock off previously undefeated Oregon. Maybe Dufner and Woods can bond over those upsets on Saturday at Sherwood Country Club, which will be about as far away from and as different an atmosphere as the one in Atlanta.

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