Dufner asks Woods to reschedule World Challenge


Auburn superfan Jason Dufner has a problem.

Against all odds, his beloved Tigers have reached the SEC Championship in Atlanta, where they will face off against Missouri. It’s a joyous occasion for Dufner and Tigers fans everywhere, after enduring a 3-9 season just a year ago. 

But the game itself? Well, that poses a bit of a conflict for Dufner.

He has to work Saturday – he’s one of 18 players in this week’s Northwestern Mutual World Challenge, the no-cut tournament that Tiger Woods hosts each year. 

Kickoff for the SEC title game is 4 p.m. ET. The third round at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif., is scheduled to end at 6 p.m. ET. In this Twitter generation, DVR is not an option. See where we’re going with this?

So Dufner took to Twitter on Monday to try and find a solution. This exchange ensued:



Hey, it seemed like a reasonable request to us. Apparently Woods didn't feel the same, as evidenced by his response via Twitter:



Dufner wasn't particularly pleased with the host's response, but it appears as if the show must go on - both on the golf course and the field.



Dufner then decided to take matters into his own hands...