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Top 20 Golfers for 2013 Majors: No. 12 Jason Dufner


They’re the cream of the major championship crop, circa 2013 — the Athlon Major Championship Dream Team. Leading up to The Masters, we'll be unveiling Athlon Sports’ 20 players to watch for majors season, with commentary on each from the Golf Channel’s Brandel Chamblee.

No. 12: Jason Dufner

Born: March 24, 1977, Cleveland, Ohio | Career PGA Tour Wins:|2012 Wins (Worldwide): 2| 2012 Earnings (PGA Tour): $4,869,304 (4th) World Ranking: 18

Brandel Chamblee's Take

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Dufner made the fewest bogeys per round on the PGA tour in 2012 and at the end of the year had the longest made cut streak at 21 events. He has become one of the most consistent players in the world through the bag, and his all-around rank of third is evidence that he doesn’t have any weaknesses. At almost 36, he is a late bloomer, but the promise he showed in 2011 was fulfilled in 2012, and he shows no signs of slowing down.

Major Championship Résumé
Starts: 15
Wins: 0

2012 Performance:
Masters - T24
U.S. Open - T4
British Open - T31
PGA Championship - T27

Best Career Finishes: 
Masters - T24 (2012)
U.S. Open - T4 (2012)
British Open - T31 (2012)
PGA Championship - 2 (2011)
Top-10 Finishes: 3
Top-25 Finishes: 4
Missed Cuts: 5

—Brandel Chamblee is lead analyst for the Golf Channel. Be sure to follow him @ChambleeBrandel on Twitter.

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