Dufner keeps Els at bay

Updated: April 30, 2012

American Jason Dufner clinched his first PGA Tour title with a nail-biting playoff victory over veteran South African Ernie Els at the New Orleans Classic in Avondale, Louisiana.

Dufner, previously a runner-up three times on the US circuit, sealed the long-awaited win  with a two-putt birdie on the second extra hole at the TPC Louisiana, the par-five 18th.

 England’s Luke Donald took back the World No 1 golf ranking that he lost to Rory McIlroy two weeks ago with a strong finish in New Orleans.

Donald has exchanged the top spot with the Northern Irish star and reigning US Open champion for the past two months.

On the European Tour it was a maiden victory for Austrian,  Bernd Wiesberger at the Ballentine’s Championship in Korea as he destroyed the field by 5 shots finishing on -18.