September 22 2013
By Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM
ATLANTA -- Keegan Bradley said it was the highlight of the year for him.
The "Dufnering" he did in the fairway after holing out from 170 yards for an eagle at the seventh hole, that is. Not the actual shot.
After all, Bradley was playing with his buddy Jason Dufner, the man who made his last name a viral vidoe verb sensation when he was captured, shoulders slumped, head bowed and legs stretch out on the floor of an elementary school classroom during a charity visit in Houston.
Everyone from TOUR players to celebrities to other athletes have since been captured "Dufnering" on various social media outlets. So what better time for Bradley to do it than to celebrate a great shot in the final round of the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola?
"I've wanted to do it all year," Bradley said. "I thought, if I get the chance to do it, I'm going to do it. I didn't expect to make that shot. I told Duff, I don't care what happens. It was the highlight of the year for me."
The understated Dufner flashed a wry smile. "It's pretty sad his highlight of the year involves me," the reigning PGA champ said.
Of course, there was that side bet to consider. The two had a season-long wager on total hole-outs. Bradley led 9-8 entering the final round at East Lake, and Dufner was talking some smack as the day began.
"And then he holes out there on 7, and that was pretty much it," Dufner said. "It was hard for me to hole out today because I didn't miss any greens."
"He was walking up the first hole saying he was going to hole out and tie me, but he didn't," Bradley said. "He hit it too good to chip in. He was right. So that was disappointing. But it was a fun day."
So much fun that it had people thinking the two might make good partners at next week's Presidents Cup. Do Dufner and Bradley think they'd be a good match?
"Absolutely not," Dufner said.
"I would, he wouldn't," Bradley said. "He said I get too excited."