Dufner wowed the golfing world with his majestic ball striking at the PGA, and as a Hogan aficionado I thought it would be interesting to look at Jason’s swing and then compare it to the master. It is fairly obvious that Dufner has studied Hogan videos, and he has incorporated the Hogan tempo and rhythm into all of his swings. He also demonstrates the dragging takeaway, the flared right arm, and the stoppage of the right arm in transition, as well as the “hands out” transition move. Dufner diverges from Hogan when he pinches his right arm early in the backswing and has his elbow far less deep than Hogan at left arm parallel, and when he drives the upper arm and elbow in front of his rib cage the hands then approach form well above his original shaft plane. Because of the high approach Dufner’s release action is more complicated than Hogan’s as they have to bend down more to find the sweet spot. However, he has learned to time the release quite well and when he is on he is one of the best ball strikers alive.