95th U.S. PGA Championship. Jason Dufner Wins 1st Major. August 11 2013

Jason Dufner won his first Major title at the 95th U.S.PGA Championship on the East Course at Oak Hill Country Club in New York. Dufner crowned King of Oak Hill Jason Dufner / Getty Images Jason had a superb final round of -2 under par 68, to clinch his first Major victory at the PGA Championship by two shots at -10 under par. That score included some sublime approach play, but also two bogey's on the last two holes. Jason was very happy to erase the play-off memory of defeat to Keegan Bradley two years ago in the US PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club. "It probably has not sunk in, I can't believe this is happening to me. To come back from a couple of years ago when I lost in a play-off feels really, really good. I decided that I was going to be confident and put my best foot forward and play aggressive to try to win this thing. The last two holes were a little unfortunate but I am happy to get the job done and it's a big step in my career. It's a great feeling to actually win one of these now."   Jim Furyk finished in second place at -8 under par, continuing his 2012 trend of leading at 54 holes but not quite making it to the finish line in front. Jim also unfortunately made bogey on the last two holes. In third place at -7 under par was Swede Henrik Stenson, his countryman and playing partner for the day Jonas Blixt, was in fourth place at -6 under par. Henrik was happy to finish where he was after he was forced to play a crucial approach shot from out of a divot on the short, driveable par four 14th hole. The shot ended up in the greenside bunker, from where Henrik made bogey, failing to get up and down; " I'm happy with my performance, I think I kept it together nicely, made a bit of a charge, made a good birdie on 13 then a bit unlucky that I ended up in a divot just short of the green on 14. I ended up making bogey there, and that kind of killed the outside chances I had on the back nine to make a charge. I didn't play my best today but I was still hanging in there. I made a great eagle on 4 and that kind of put me back in a good momentum again. I'm happy and proud of my performance. I was still giving it a good fight and I had an unbelievable round and some great tournaments in the last month. I will take a lot of positives out of that, got a lot of big tournaments still this year, the whole FedEx Cup and the whole final series on The Race to Dubai, so we have got plenty of tournaments to challenge and then we have got four Majors next year. I’m really excited, I’m going to work hard on my game and hopefully be even better so I can  play other Sunday divots.” Defending Champion Rory McIlroy finished in the top ten, T8, at -3 under par. Rory started well with a birdie on the third hole, he then manage to miss a short birdie putt on the fourth. A really bad break followed, when his perfectly struck approach shot on the fifth landed on the green and subsequently rolled off into a hazard. That hole finished with a triple bogey seven, and the wind was taken right out of his sails, but he did finish the round at even par. Congratulations to Jason on his first Major win, if he carries on playing like that, more could easily follow.