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

June 18, 2017

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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.