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Jason Dufner got to combine two of his favorite things today: golf and Auburn. He put on the first Jason Dufner classic to raise money to fight child hunger.

 “The main thing is that it is local to us. We live here still in Auburn. We want to give back to this community and stay localized and really make a difference in our own home,” said Dufner.

He got some of the biggest names in the Auburn family to play. The great Bo Jackson says people don’t know about the hunger problems in the area.

“Jason and his wife decided to do something about it. He called people to ask them to support it like myself. And, if you see all the people here, everybody supports what he is doing. It’s a great thing,” Jackson said.

Even with all these big celebrity names out there from Auburn, it wasn’t someone that got all the attention, it was something.

That would be Prince Louis Dufner: the PGA champions’ French Bulldog. They even put a camera on his back while he walked the course.

“I guess we are just going to see the tournament from Louie’s perspective and see what he comes up with,” said wife Amanda Dufner.

But, he had to be taken away after he snagged two golf balls. And that’s kind of how it went for Dufner’s group to start the round.

“Yeah, man. They are playing bad golf. This is supposed to be a scramble. This is more pressure than the Masters over here. But, we’ll get it together. We may not start strong, but, we’ll finish good,” Dufner said.

Dayne Young

Dayne is a sports anchor and reporter for WRBL. He started covering the Chattahoochee Valley in September 2012. More>>

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