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PGA Championship winner Jason Dufner returned home with not only the Wanamaker Cup, but also a handful of acorns from Oak Hill -- and possibly a plan to replace the famed Toomer's Oaks at his alma mater Auburn.
The oaks were removed earlier this year after being poisoned by Alabama fan Harvey Updyke Jr. , and reporters who greeted Dufner on his return home suggested he plant the acorns at Toomer's Corner instead of at the home he's building.
"That'd be nice if they're up to it. It's an idea," Dufner told The War Eagle Reader . I know we got some time before we have to plant something in that area. That would be pretty cool, but that's pretty selfish on my part, too, but maybe it'll be an option."
According to Auburn horticulture professor Dr. Gary Keever, it might work.
"Some of the same oaks that grow in upstate New York will grow here, while others won't," Keever told TWER. "I would first have to identify the species. Another possible issue is that of seed provenance which may limit the southern movement (lack of heat tolerance) of seed just as the reverse (lack of cold hardiness). With more information, it would be easier to assess the merit of growing trees from upstate New York in Auburn, Alabama."
Since Dufner is no gardener, he and his wife also spoke with Oak Hill's general manager and arranged to have a sapling shipped to the new homesite as well.
''So at least that one will take root,'' Dufner laughed. ''I will have some trees out there, and it will be a neat experience -- first major championship at Oak Hill and, hopefully, have some of their oak trees out there on the property.''
Watch Dufner's entire interview in the video below:
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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This is most likely a nicely staged photo of Jason Dufner taking a snooze with the Wanamaker Trophy, but we still love it anyway. Compared to some of the things that go on with Lord Stanley’s Cup, this is as tame as it gets and I’m sure PGA officials are pleased about that. [Deadspin] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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The golf world has been buzzing since Jason Dufner won his first major golf championship on Sunday at the 2013 PGA Championship.
Dufner slapped his wife’s ass after celebrating on the 18th green, he was seen with a tin of tobacco dip, and of course the unstunning physique looks more like a professional bowler than a golfer.
Dufner Tweeted this picture of the PGA trophy secured...
Golf, not gardening is Jason Dufner's strong suit.
But the just-crowned PGA Championship winner decided he wanted something more to remember Oak Hill by than the usual souvenirs - a hefty check, a gleaming trophy and a host of good memories.
So he and wife Amanda spoke with the club's general manager and arranged to have a sapling from the course nursery shipped to a 50...
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Ernie Els, yeah he’s solid as oak,
Sergio Garcia? No wait he’ll choke.
Donald and Westwood might make a run,
Let’s watch them on Sunday, that will be fun! (not)
How about the Ausi, Adam Scott,
Well he did win the Masters and is kinda hot.
Who won the Open, Justin Rose?
Who gives a ****, nobody knows.
Hey did you watch the PGA?
The leaders were Dufner and Furyk by the end of...
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[The Big Lead]