AKRON, Ohio – Jason Dufner has received an injury setback as he gets set to defend his PGA Championship title next week.
According to a PGATour.com report, Dufner was diagnosed with two bulging discs in his neck Wednesday after recently undergoing an MRI. The 37-year-old had reportedly been feeling pain since the Masters, and while no surgery is required Dufner did receive a shot earlier this week to limit inflammation.
Dufner lost in a playoff to Adam Scott at the Crowne Plaza Invitational in May, but outside of that result his 2014 season has been a struggle. His only other top-10 finishes came among limited fields at Kapalua, Dove Mountain and Doral, and Dufner has missed two of his last three cuts dating back to the U.S. Open.