Jason Dufner gave away his putter, putted with 3-wood at Bridgestone

Jason Dufner played with 13 clubs at the Bridgestone Invitational. (Getty Images)
Jason Dufner played with 13 clubs at the Bridgestone Invitational. (Getty Images)

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I'm not sure how this wasn't a bigger story but apparently Jason Dufner gave his putter away on Sunday at the Bridgestone Invitational and putted the rest of his round with a 3-wood.

Dufner finished T66 so it didn't much matter, but still, quite an act of generosity.

Here's Shane Ryan of Grantland:

"Jason," I said. "I heard a story that you gave your putter away to a kid yesterday. I wanted to make sure it was true."


"Was that on no. 12?"


I did the math — eight holes. Dufner had always been a bit rough on the greens, but I failed to see how this would help.

"What did you putt with?"


Pretty crazy, right? 

I took to Twitter to confirm because all news should be confirmed on Twitter. There it was:

Dufner finished 70th in putting (out of a field of 72) so maybe he just wanted to get rid of it but it's still kind of a cool story.

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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