Dufner gets first PGA victory

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AVONDALE, LA (TheSpread) – After a number of close calls, Jason Dufner finally won his first PGA Tour event on Sunday, as he won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in a playoff.

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Dufner entered the final round in the lead, but shot just a 2-under 70 to finish at -19 for the tournament. Ernie Els managed to post a 5-under 67 on the day and get to 19-under as well, which forced the playoff.

In the playoff, the two golfers tied on the first hole, but it was Dufner that managed a birdie on the second playoff hole to beat Els, who made par.

According to oddsmakers, Dufner entered the tournament with 25/1 odds to win, meaning a $100 wager on him to win will pay out an additional $2,500.

Luke Donald put on another strong showing this weekend, as he finished third overall at -17 after shooting a 5-under 67 on the final round.

For top 5 results from the 2012 Zurich Classic Of New Orleans, see below

Zurich Classic Of New Orleans Top 5 Results

1 Jason Dufner -19 (269)*

2 Erinie Els -19 (269)

3 Luke Donald -17 (271)

T4 Graham DeLaet -16 (272)

T4 Ryan Palmer -16 (272)

*Won in a playoff

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