He cradled the Wanamaker Trophy on his right hip Sunday night, holding all 27 pounds like a small child. A few fans waited for autographs in the dim light at Auburn University Regional Airport, his college coach was beaming off to the side, shouts of “war eagle” filled the air.
For Jason Dufner, this was a first. He had never received the hero’s welcome that comes with winning a major tournament. But the 2013 PGA Championship winner had thought about this moment many times.
Ryan Wood is the Auburn University Sports Beat Writer for the Opelika-Auburn News.