2013 Masters Is Perfect Time to Bone Up on Proper Dufnering

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterApril 10, 2013

Photo Credit: Keegan Bradley
Photo Credit: Keegan Bradley

Jason Dufner will walk the hallowed greens of Augusta at The 2013 Masters, which is as good a time as any to make sure you are practicing proper form with your "Dufnering."

Sure, there is plenty to talk about as the golf star embarks on this third start at Augusta. Instead of debating whether he can crack the top 10 for the first time this year at a tournament or consider the majesty that is the fat lipper of chewing tobacco he will no doubt feature, we might as well talk about Dufnering.

If you have no idea what that is, you have been missing out. 

It all started with a fantastic photo opportunity that created the greatest golfing meme we can remember. Here is Dufner taking a load off at the the Salesmanship Youth and Family Centers right before the 2013 Byron Nelson Championship in Irving, Texas, via Deadspin

There is hardly a more beautiful sight in sports. 

Before we get to the better iterations of the meme, let's allow the golfer to explain himself as he did with this tweet

Bubba Watson got into the mix with the General Lee from "Dukes of Hazzard," making this an instant classic. 

D.A. Points gives hope that The Masters winner might Dufner in a green jacket; because he enjoyed his Houston Open win with a successful slouch, via CNN

Dufner proved he could laugh at himself with this valiant effort

Even Andy Roddick's dog got into the mix. 

The meme caught on with Hollywood as evidenced by Danny Masterson

Every year, there seems to be a new meme that jumps the shark early, but I see no end in sight for Dufnering. 

Let's give a nice golf clap to the man behind the movement who is embracing every last bit of the absurdity at the moment. 

I encourage you to give it a shot. Just act like you had a big meal and stick your lip out like you have far too much tobacco in there. 

It's easy to do and quite rewarding. 

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