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Dufner holds off UA's Furyk to win PGA Championship

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UA alum Jim Furyk fell behind right before the turn and couldn't catch Jason Dufner. UA alum Jim Furyk fell behind right before the turn and couldn't catch Jason Dufner.

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Jim Furyk (UA '92) fell shy of winning his second ever golf major on Sunday.

Jason Dufner birdied the 8th hold to grab the lead and built his advantage to two shots when Furyk bogied the very next hole. The Auburn grad held that lead the rest of the way to win the PGA Championship, his first major title.

Dufner bogeyed the final two holes Sunday for a 2-under 68 that was good enough to hold off the 2003 U.S. Open champion. The winning score was 10-under 270.

Henrik Stenson finished three shots back.

Dufner made up for the heartache of the 2011 PGA, when he went to the 15th tee with a four-stroke lead in Atlanta. He dunked that shot in the water, squandered the advantage and lost to Keegan Bradley in a playoff.

There was no such collapse on another warm, sunny day at Oak Hill.

From tee to green, Dufner was nearly perfect. If not for a bit of a shaky putter, the margin would've been even more.

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David Kelly contributed to this story.

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