Dufner bids to banish Ryder blues
American Jason Dufner is aiming to put his Ryder Cup disappointment behind him by coming out on top at this week's Perth International.
The world number 10 has been left shell-shocked by the European team's amazing final day fight-back at Chicago's Medinah Country Club last month as the USA team snatched defeat from the jaws of victory having led 10-4 to then go on and lose 14.5-13.5. Dufner, who won three out of four points for the United States, admitted it will be a long two years in his career before he can get the chance to help put things right in the 2014 Ryder Cup. However, in the meantime, he is looking to get a lift when he tees off in his first tournament at Lake Karrinyup, north of Perth, in Australia with an Aus$2million prize up for grabs. "I think about what could I have done better? Where could I maybe have picked up another half a point?" Dufner said Wednesday. "How could I have helped my team-mates more? We were pretty close to winning that. "It's been a tough couple of weeks since the Ryder Cup and the toughest thing about it is you've got to wait two years again until you can play again. That's a long time for us." Dufner now insists the best thing to do is 'play golf again, get over it and move past it a little bit'.