“What can I say, I was tired, my back hurt from sitting on the floor, and we were talking about relaxation and focusing.” – Jason Dufner, in a tweet explaining his demeanor in the photograph that spawned the phenomenon of 'Dufnering.' Dufner was in Irving, Texas, as the reigning Byron Nelson Championship winner and was speaking to a third-grade class at The Salesmanship Club School, where the lesson of the day was concentration.
“It was a focus activity to help them get ready to learn. It’s about concentrating, paying attention to breathing. They would stand up and put a beanbag on their heads, using that mental focus. Then we let Jason talk to them about importance of focusing on the golf course and how critical that is for him.” – Tracy Cobb, director of communications for the Byron Nelson Championship.
“It’s a classic case of a picture being taken out of context.” – Jon Drago, tournament director for the Byron Nelson Championship.
“It's the best thing ever. I've never had so much entertainment. I was on my own last night in the room and just going through things. The laughs, it's just too much. The first thing I said to Keegan [Bradley] when I saw them this morning, ‘This is best thing I've ever seen.’ … It was good entertainment for the night.” – Rory McIlroy.
“When I saw how quick it got big and how everyone was doing, I started laughing hysterically. I never knew Dufner had this wide range of appeal.” – Brandt Snedeker.
“I couldn’t do it [Thursday night] because I was by myself. I tried to do it in front of a mirror, and it didn’t work, so I waited until this morning and got Brandt and DJ to do it. I’m a little nervous to be Dufnering at Augusta, but I’m going to be Dufnering everywhere I go, for sure.” – Keegan Bradley.
“I can't really believe it, to be honest. I've been laughing for some time about it. I think everyone is really enjoying it. The Twitterverse can be a pretty fun place.” – Dufner, again, on the overwhelming Twitter reaction.