U.S. Open

Jason Dufner posts passionate defense of Justin Thomas in face of criticism

June 18, 2017
Jason Dufner
Icon SportswireJason Dufner reacts after making the winning putt on the 18th green during the final round of the 2017 Memorial Tournament.

ERIN, Wis. -- Jason Dufner is known for his placid demeanor. But the five-time tour winner brought the heat on Sunday morning.

In wake of Justin Thomas' record 63 on Saturday at the U.S. Open, some voices -- including Johnny Miller -- have tried to marginalize his feats, claiming Erin Hills' conditions facilitated low scores across the board. Thomas' round was significant, yes...but it wasn't that phenomenal.

And that was a stance the Duf could not abide.

Hell, I wish I had friends like Dufner to back me up in my time of need. He is one righteous dude.


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