Jason Dufner: 'Aggression key to major triumph'

Dufner: 'Aggression key to major triumph'
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Jason Dufner puts his success at the US PGA Championship down to aggression after winning the first major title of his career at Oak Hill.

US PGA Championship winner Jason Dufner has put his maiden major success down to an aggressive, determined approach on the final day of action at Oak Hill.

Dufner edged Jim Furyk by two shots after a final round of 68 to banish memories of US PGA heartache two years ago in Atlanta, where he lost a play-off to close friend Keegan Bradley.

In an interview given immediately after winning his first major title, Dufner admitted that the victory is yet to sink in, after overturning a two-shot deficit in an assured display.

He said: "It was a tough day, a long day and it hasn't hit me yet, I can't believe it is happening to me.

"To come back from a couple of years ago, when I lost to Keegan Bradley in the playoff, feels really, really good. I'm privileged to play in these tournaments and it is a great feeling to win one.

"I decided I was going to be confident, put my best foot forward, be aggressive and try to win this thing, not be scared or too soft. I'm happy to get the job done and it is a big step in my career."

The 36-year-old finished on 10-under-par after 72 holes, setting a record at Oak Hill for the lowest score hit in a major tournament at the famous course.

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