What's the explanation? Dufner was making some sort of appearance at a kindergarten class in Dallas, in conjunction with his "media day" duties as the defending champion at the Byron Nelson Classic. Dufner's overall silly look - the pooched out belly, the limp arms and legs, that pout - caught the eye of Keegan Bradley, who tweeted the photo.
Soon, the Twitter hashtag "#dufnering" was born, and others started tweeting pics of themselves Dufnering.
Not surprisingly, the best of the early efforts came from Bubba Watson:
Before long, "#dufnering" shot to the top of Twitter's trending topics. Jason Dufner himself weighed in on Friday morning, offering this explanatory tweet:
What can I say, I was tired, my back hurt from sitting on the floor, and we were talking about relaxation and focusing. #dufneringComplete with the #dufnering hashtag! Well done, Jason.
— Jason Dufner (@JasonDufner) March 29, 2013
Here are some of the other pro golfers who have gotten in on the Dufnering "craze":
|Michelle Wie dufnering on the Mission Hills Walk of Champions|
|Keegan Bradley, Dustin Johnson and Brandt Snedeker|
|Rickie Fowler again, dufnering at Bubba's house|
|Sandra Gal (and stuffed animal) dufnering|
|Senior major winner Roger Chapman|
|Rory McIlroy (continuing his early season slump)|
|LET golfers in Morocco: Amelia Lewis and Holly Clyburn|
|Paula Creamer (and her Pink Panther)|
And here's Ian Poulter with another contender for the "Best #Dufnering by a Pro Golfer Who Is Not Jason Dufner" award:
Soon enough, Dufnering came full circle when Jason Dufner himself posted a photo of himself doing it Friday morning in the Auburn University athletics department weight room: