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Dufner Voids Bet With Tour Pro
By Torleif Sorenson on 9/16/13
Golf Channel's Jason Sobel has the story of how Jason Dufner voided a bet after winning the PGA Championship. In case you missed it, two days before the big event got underway, Dufner and Dustin Johnson played a practice match against Keegan Bradley and PGA of America teaching professional Rob Labritz, who qualified for the PGA Championship with this shot:



Labritz is the Director of Golf at GlenArbor GC in Bedford Hills, New York. During his match, the stakes got a little too stiff for Labritz, who recommended a $500 closeout instead. But he and Bradley lost, so out came Labritz's checkbook:
"I didn't have $750 in my wallet, so I went into the locker, got my checkbook out and wrote a check to Dufner. I left it in his locker."
That's not an easy financial pill for a club pro to swallow, especially since Labritz and his wife became parents of a newborn daughter on August 14.

Obviously, Dufner went on to win the PGA Championship and $1.445 million. Meanwhile, Labritz missed the cut. After the championship, Dufner sent this letter with the word "VOID" all over Labritz's check:


ROB,

GREAT TIME PLAYING WITH YOU LAST TUESDAY. I JUST COULDN'T CASH THIS CHECK. ALL THE BEST TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN 2013 + HOPE TO SEE YOU IN 2014 @ VALHALLA.

JASON DUFNER
Needless to say, Rob Labritz is not the only person who was amazed by Dufner's generous and thoughtful gesture.


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[ comments ]
Duke of Hazards says:
Yeah, that's nice and all, but most people (not just Duf) would've felt like a dick cashing some teaching pro's check after they just won a major and would've done the same thing. I like Duf and all, but it would've remained a more significant and elegant gesture had it stayed between them. I don't know who posted it, but I dislike this compulsion to post and tweet every facet of life for all to see.
9/16/13
 
golfingbumunderpar64 says:
Well I'm not sure Jason would've cashed it whether he won or not. I mean $750 to most tour players ain't a lot. But I'm sure during play they talked about what's happening in their lives. Jason know that would hurt that mans pocket. And as for who posted it. Maybe Labritz. I meanit is addressed to him.
War Eagle!!!!
9/16/13
 
mmontisano says:
i'm in the wrong line of work if this dude is willing to wager, and able to clear a $750 check. either that or he has a compulsion he needs to admit to. i wonder how his wife took the news of his bet?
9/16/13
 
jasonfish11 says:
You'll take a check? Oh I can write you a check... I thought you needed money.
9/17/13
 
legitimatebeef says:
Once again proof that they are better people than we are. They are virtuous, generous and giving whereas we are base, greedy and grasping. We could never be capable of such a gesture. We can only admire such godly actions from our lowly gutter stations in life. LORD HAVE MERCY ON US.
9/17/13
 
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