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Video: Dufner's dramatic birdie earns him second win in past month

May 21, 2012

If beating Ernie Els in a playoff to get his first PGA Tour win didn't elicit much of a celebration, it shouldn't be too surprising that Jason Dufner didn't exactly start doing cartwheels on the green after draining a 25-footer for the win on Sunday.

Dufner's dramatic birdie gave him a one-shot victory over Dicky Pride at the HP Byron Nelson Championship. It also led to one of the least-excited reactions you'll ever see for a walk-off putt. Check out the final-round highlights.

After waiting until after he turned 35 to collect his first tour win, Dufner now has two in the past month. Who knows, he might have won at Quail Hollow too -- if he didn't have to get married that week.

And how about Dicky Pride? Dufner's closing birdie kept him from a second career PGA Tour title as well, but considering that first win came in 1994 and he hasn't been fully exempt on tour since 2007, a solo second and a check for $702,000 must have seemed like a win. Judging by his reaction to his finish -- which guarantees him full status on tour -- it did.

-- Alex Myers