By Mike McAllister, PGATOUR.COM
NORTON, Mass. – Jason Dufner ranks fourth on the PGA TOUR in greens in regulation, a significant increase from his ranking in that category in previous years.
“Nothing particularly that I focused on with iron play to get any better,” Dufner said. “Just all around trying to be a better player with all aspects of my game.”
Dufner has hit 69.21 percent of his greens this year. Last year, he hit 66.95 percent in ranking 52nd on TOUR. His highest ranking in that category came in 2009 when he was 49th at 66.93 percent.
“I think the numbers are pretty close to the same,” Dufner said. “Maybe the ranking is not the same, but it might be a percentage or two percentages here or there.”
JASON DUFNER: CAREER GREENS IN REGULATION RANKING
|Year||Greens in regulation percentage||GIR rank on TOUR|
|2012||69.21 percent (872 of 1,260 holes)*||4th|
|2011||66.95 percent (940 of 1,404 holes)||52nd|
|2010||66.67 percent (1,044 of 1,566 holes)||104th|
|2009||66.93 percent (1,036 of 1,548 holes)||49th|
|2008||65.99 percent (487 of 738 holes)||67th|
|2007||65.06 percent (1,171 of 1,800 holes)||80th|
* – entering Deutsche Bank Championship