May 15 2013
By Mike McAllister, PGATOUR.COM
IRVING, Texas -- Seven weeks ago, the Dufnering craze first took root in a Dallas-area classroom. Jason Dufner, back in the area this week for the HP Byron Nelson Championship, has seen most of the photos poking good-natured fun at his slumped pose during a charity event.
The ones that impressed him the most?
"One guy did it up in, I think, it was a C-130 where they transport tanks for the military," Dufner said Wednesday. "They had the back hatch down and he was sitting on the edge and they were up, 20-, 30,000 feet in the air. That was a unique spot to do it. (see photo below)
"There have been all kinds of people that have mimicked it and tried to replicate it and people having their dogs and cats do it, which is extremely weird to me."
The original photo of Dufner went viral, spreading across the Twitter universe and spawning the "Dufnering" term. Instead of being upset with the attention, he embraced it.
"I didn't have to do much," he said. "I was just sitting and somebody decided to take a picture and put it on the Internet, which is always exciting with regard to being in the public spotlight.
"The guys on TOUR had a go at it with me and then it went viral through Twitter and social media and web sites, so it's been good exposure for me. I didn't take it too seriously -- like most things in my life I don't take things too seriously. But it's been a good response and I think people have had a kick out of it."
Here's a look at one of the Dufnering photos that caught Jason Dufner's attention (@D1Cunner0610)