It was nice for Jason Dufner to hangout with some kiddies at a youth center in Irving, Texas ahead of the 2013 Byron Nelson Championship but maybe he could have at least pretended to be happy to be there? A picture of Dufner slumped against a map looking like a toddler needing to go potty with his hands squished under his hamstrings stoked a social media inferno. The best pouty-faced parodies came courtesy of PGA compadres Bubba Watson, Luke Donald, and Rickie Fowler.
Remember when Manti Te’o’s girlfriend died of Leukemia but then we found out her entire existence was fabricated and the Notre Dame linebacker had been the victim of an elaborate online hoax? Well the massive photo trend it spawned of guys putting their arms around invisible lovers was a lot less sinister. The best shots are where posters take it a step further and mime a make-out session or Photoshop-in clinking wineglasses.
Winner: Te’o’s fake GF upsets the real life PGA Championship winning grumpster. She clocked in at #69 on the Maxim’s annual Hot 100 List, her floating bikini even beat out Zero Dark Thirty’s Jessica Chastain and Two Broke Girls babe Kat Dennings.
If it was a strictly golf category JDuf had this trophy.
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