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Exclusive: Jason Dufner thanks fans after major victory

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Jason Dufner has praised his fans for all the support he has received after lifting his first major trophy last weekend. 

The American claimed his maiden major title on Sunday, as he won the 95th US PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club. 

In a message to his fans, Dufner told his official Facebook page: "A huge thank you to everyone for their support this past week. The last few days has been a bit of a whirlwind, but i've enjoyed every minute of it.

"I hope i've made all my fans and the people of Auburn proud. On to the next one! #WarEagle." 

The 36-year-old carded a final round 68 to peg back Jim Furyk, who led by one stroke going into the final round. 

Dufner made three birdies on the front nine, as he finished on 10-under-par for the tournament, despite back-to-back birdies as his round drew to a close. 

Fortunately for the American, his lead was strong enough to ensure he comfortably held on to first place, meaning there was no repeat of the heartache he suffered in 2011 when he lost a four-shot lead in his final four holes, before losing in a play-off to Keegan Bradley. 

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