Jason Dufner’s lovely wife Amanda was one of the first people to congratulate him after he won his first major at the PGA Championship on Sunday. As the two embraced while Dufner walked off the 18th green, his hand wandered a bit and he gave Amanda a pat on the backside. While it wasn’t a huge thing, everyone has been talking about it.
On Tuesday morning, Dufner made an appearance on “The Howard Stern Show.” Naturally, Stern and co-host Robin Quivers asked the 36-year-0ld about the women in golf and if he has ever noticed any golf groupies. Golf Digest transcribed the exchange for us:
Stern: “There are golf groupies though, right?”
Dufner: “Oh yeah.”
Stern: “Like you come off the course, and there’s so many chicks.”
Dufner: “Yeah, it’s like every other sport. But I stay away from that. I’m married.”
Robin: “Yeah I was just going to say, he’s married. And they were making comments about the hug you gave your wife.”
Dufner: “Yeah, I grabbed her butt.”
Stern: “See, you can’t win. If you’re into your wife and your grab her ass, you get in trouble.”
Stern: “And if you’re not into your wife, and you cheat on her, you get in trouble.”
Stern also got some other funny quotes out of Dufner, like getting him to admit that Rory Sabbatini is the biggest jerk on tour and that he “rubs everyone the wrong way.” Dufner also said he has no issue with fans yelling things like “baba booey,” which infuriates Ian Poulter as we learned from his recent Twitter exchange with Stern.
“No, I never think of that,” Dufner said. “It doesn’t bother me. Like you said, nobody does it while we’re swinging or before we’re swinging. It happens afterwards. Obviously, people are trying to get noticed. And clowning away that way. But sometimes the stuff is pretty funny that they say, you know?”
Judging by the way Dufner carries himself on the course, it’s obvious there isn’t much that bothers him. People yelling “baba booey!” and talking about him grabbing his wife’s butt fall under the same umbrella.
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