Jason Dufner

Jason Dufner - US Ryder Cup Team 2012

Jason Dufner will be playing in the Ryder Cup for the very first time in 2012 but he by no means lack experience. Dufner is something of a let bloomer on the PGA tour and at the age of 35 he is relatively young to be making his debut for the American Team. He has been a pro on tour for more than a decade now but it is only in the last couple of years that we have really seen the best of Dufner as he has risen up the rankings at a rapid rate.

Form Guide

Dufner first came to the attention of the golfing world when he narrowly missed out on lifting the 2011 USPGA Championship. He tied with Keegan Bradley only to lose out in a play-off and that really was the start of a purple patch of form for the man from Cleveland. He has followed that up with an excellent 2012 to date which has seen him qualify for the Ryder Cup team automatically.

So far in 2012 we have seen Dufner claim his very first two PGA Tour titles and he seems to be in contention on a weekly basis. His first success came back in April when he won the Zurich Classic in a play-off over the great Ernie Els. That was quickly followed up in May when Dufner won the famous Byron Nelson Championship following four rounds in the 60s which really launched him into Ryder Cup contention.

Earlier this year we also saw Dufner have a good run in the US Open when he finished fourth as he continued his fine run of form. It seems that Dufner is rarely out of contention at the moment and that should see him go into the Ryder Cup full of confidence and expectation. He does lack team golf experience though and it will be interesting to see how he fares in the high pressured environment of a Ryder Cup at Medinah.

Top Points Scorer

The Top American Points Scorer Betting is always a lively market in the build up to a Ryder Cup and while dufner will not be first choice he is not without a little chance. He is in great form and should get his fair amount of playing time over the first two days at Medinah meaning he could provide some good value for punters.

Ryder Cup Record