Dufners now Alabama’s first couple
Katherine and AJ have a run for their money — because Jason and Amanda may be Alabama’s new first couple.
Katherine and AJ are Katherine Webb and AJ McCarron, of course, and their relationship first went viral in January, when Brent Musburger got a little too effusive in his praise when discussing the Alabama quarterback’s lady friend, an Auburn grad and former Miss Alabama, when cameras caught her in the crowd at the BCS Championship Game.
You remember this, don’t you?
But now, with one PGA Championship victory and one celebratory butt-tap and tin of Copenhagen, Jason Dufner and his wife, Amanda, may have supplanted Webb and McCarron at the top of the Alabama sports relationship podium:
Dufner’s wife giving him a championship dip can. TFM pic.twitter.com/oWCInXZhzM
— Shawn Caraveo (@shawncaraveo) August 11, 2013
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In this case, it’s Dufner who is the Auburn grad — an economics major who graduated in 2000. And according to EastAlabamaLiving.com, he was introduced to Amanda, then an Alabama student, by a mutual friend. Dufner proposed to the former Ms. Boyd in July 2011, after missing the cut at the AT&T National outside Philadelphia. (Aw, how romantic.)
“We took a train to New York and had dinner at STK, our favorite restaurant, before going to a rooftop bar overlooking the Hudson River,” Amanda told the site. “We were watching the fireworks over the river and when I turned around, Jason was on one knee. I don’t really remember much after that, only that I was bawling and complete strangers were applauding, snapping pictures and buying us drinks.”
The pair were later married at the swanky Fountainview Mansion in Auburn, and ever since, Dufner has been fielding questions along the lines of “What is that girl doing with that guy?”
— Matt Schulz (@JMatt_Schulz) August 11, 2013
But wait, there’s more! Here’s a wedding video (complete with awesome commemorative golf balls), if you’re interested in that kind of thing:
I’ve got to say, if we’re going for “relatable,” the Dufners take the cake over Webb and McCarron. They seem like the type of people you could hang out with — and would want to hang out with — without it being weird. Also, there are no obnoxious chest tattoos (that we know of) and no reason to be concerned that lingerie models might start messing things up.
As if that’s not enough, the Dufners are animal lovers and they’re socially conscious:
— Palace Malice (@PalaceMalice) August 11, 2013
Jason Dufner, joined by his wife Amanda and Lt Gov Kay Ivey at the Ending Child Hunger in Alabama event pic.twitter.com/ydxETkVy6L
— The Auburn Villager (@AuburnVillager) July 26, 2013
And did we mention that Amanda is really attractive?
— Nathan Murphy (@nathanmurf) August 11, 2013
Basically, Jason Dufner is living the dream. And now he’s got a Wanamaker Trophy, which, at this point, seems like the icing on the cake. So, AJ and Katherine, sorry ’bout ya, but your time in the spotlight is over:
Jason Dufner gets paid to play golf, has a smokin’ hot wife, & appears to enjoy buffalo wings. He’s basically everything I strive to be.
— Ricky Mast (@RickyMast) August 11, 2013