Jason Dufner had to walk on to the golf team at Auburn before anyone realized that the former baseball player is one of the best golfers in the world. A PGA Championship win and two top-five US Open finishes later, and the rest is history. As a proud Auburn alum, Dufner is also a huge fan of Tigers football.
On Saturday at 4:00 pm EST, Auburn will take on Missouri for the SEC Championship. Depending on what happens elsewhere in the nation, that game could determine who plays for the national championship. Unfortunately for Dufner, he will still be playing in Tiger Woods’ annual World Challenge golf tournament on Saturday. Unless, of course, Tiger fulfills Dufner’s request.
Dear Mr @TigerWoods I petition the event this week to play 36 holes Thurs and Friday,so I can watch my beloved Auburn play for SEC champ thx
— Jason Dufner (@JasonDufner) December 2, 2013
If this was a typical tournament, I’d say Dufner can just tank it and miss the cut. However, there is a small field and all of the golfers play four rounds. Plus, Dufner doesn’t have it in him to roll over like that. He’s just going to have to keep track on his phone and hope to catch the fourth quarter.
H/T For the Win