He’s not lazy. He’s just “indoorsy.”
Jason Dufner earns his livelihood working in the great outdoors, but his relationship with nature is strictly professional. He will walk around outside for four hours but will do so with a club in hand and big money on the line.
That is, unless his wife Amanda pushes him outside his comfort zone.
Amanda Dufner joined her husband in Hawaii this January for the 2014 Sony Open. Before hitting the links, the couple spent a day hiking nature trails with a film crew from the PGA.
Their big adventure consisted of a long trail hike through the Maunalei rainforest on the island of Maui. Nate Scott of For The Win spotted video of their rip-roaring trip through the wilderness.
Less than a rugged outdoorsman, Jason admitted he doesn’t spend much of his free time traversing ridge lines.
“Generally speaking, I don’t do much hiking,” Dufner said.
Indeed, the man who invented “Dufnering” did not appear to be too jazzed to spend his free time walking around a soggy mountainside. He lagged behind his wife and their tour guide, popping up only to bite into some wild passionfruit.
“I love passionfruit,” Jason said, moments before biting into a painfully unripe sample. Ah, the things we do for love.
Thus goes the give and take of relationships. Jason went on a hike, and a few months later Amanda made him a framed keepsake of golfing mementos for his 37th birthday.
Jason posted a picture of the gift to Twitter earlier this April. The frame includes the 18th flag from Oak Hill Country Club and images of he and Amanda celebrating his 2013 PGA Championship victory. Jason loved it.
Wife did it right with my 37th birthday gift. So lucky to have a great woman in my life! pic.twitter.com/tTlVnR2gGH— Jason Dufner (@JasonDufner) April 2, 2014
Amanda also seems ready to join her husband back at Augusta for another shot at a green jacket.
Look for Jason to put in a respectable showing at the 2014 Masters. His 2013 Augusta campaign ended with him at one over par (tied for 20th overall with three others).
You can never count the Duf out, however. The man isn’t a speed demon, but he’s meticulous in his approach. His body won’t tame any mountains, but it’s capable of whipping Augusta National into shape.
Respect the hustle. Respect the Dufner.