It’s that time of year, when tournaments the world over pay outrageous sums — often times greater than the tournament’s first-place prize — to attract top-tier talent like Jason Dufner. Apparently it’s also written into all of these appearance-fee deals that the player has to do something particularly ridiculous, not just play the tournament.
For Dufner at this week’s Chiangmai Golf Classic in Thailand on the Asian Tour, that ridiculous thing was interacting with an elephant. The elephant decided to troll Dufner a little bit, stealing his hat and cutely teasing the ’13 PGA champion before putting it perfectly back on his head.
Dufner’s pair of 69s to open have him tied for fifth through two rounds, five shots behind leader Jyoti Randhawa.