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PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Golf, not gardening is Jason Dufner’s strong suit.
But the just-crowned PGA Championship winner decided he wanted something more to remember Oak Hill by than the usual souvenirs _ a hefty check, a gleaming trophy and a host of good memories.
So he and wife Amanda spoke with the club’s general manager and arranged to have a sapling from the course nursery shipped to a 50-acre site near Auburn, Ala., where the couple is building a home. Amanda said her husband had a feeling he’d do well in the tournament, and in the middle of the second round Friday, Dufner walked over to the gallery ropes and handed over a couple of acorns he’d picked up.
But just to be safe, they’ll have the sapling.
“So at least that one will take root,” Dufner laughed. “I will have some trees out there, and it will be a neat experience _ first major championship at Oak Hill and hopefully, have some of their oak trees out there on the property.”
CLOTHES MAKE THE CADDIE: Steve Williams, who works for Adam Scott and used to caddie for Tiger Woods, was supposed to wear a yellow bib for Sunday’s final round, but somehow wound up wearing a white one.
“There was no controversy,” Scott assured reporters after the round.
“I bogeyed the first and I forgot because I was nervy. I forgot to ask him to change, so he never did.”
But it was something he may have found _ his golf game _ that made handing back the trophy a little easier to take.
In a season without any titles, he posted his best showing in a major this season and gave himself an outside shot at victory. He had a 4-foot birdie putt Sunday that would have moved him to 5 under, but missed. Then a triple-bogey 7 at No. 5 sealed his fate.
He finished with a 70 to close the tournament at 3 under.
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