It was a barn-burner without the fire.
Perhaps the two most taciturn guys on the tour, Jim Furyk and Jason Dufner battled all day on Sunday at the PGA Championship at Oak Hill without a fist pump or leap in the air between them.
Ultimately, it was his quiet persistence complemented by a ball-striking clinic that led Dufner to his first major title and the Wanamaker Trophy.
Oak Hill may have been without the hoped-for drama of a Sunday match between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, both of whom had forgettable tournaments. But it was not without some truly excellent performances, including a course-record 64 set by Webb Simpson, which was beaten a few hours later by Dufner’s magnificent 63 in the second round.
The career performance allowed Dufner to follow in Adam Scott and Justin Rose's footsteps and become the third player in 2013 to win his first major.
Like Scott and Rose, Dufner knocked on the door several times before finally kicking it down. A heartbreaking loss to Keegan Bradley at the 2011 PGA Championship and two fourth-place finishes at the last two U.S. Opens surely left a bad taste in his mouth, but now he can finally enjoy the sweet taste of a major victory.
The Wanamaker Trophy makes Dufner the biggest winner of the weekend, but there were others who won and those who lost at Oak Hill.