28 May '12, 4pm

Backspin: Embarking on busiest part of season: With Memorial Day weekend marking the unofficial start of summer

2. Even though Jason Dufner didn't win, shooting a final-round 74 on Sunday, you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone better over the last month with two wins and a runner-up in his last four starts to move to the top of the FedExCup standings. Now, he'll get a much-needed couple of weeks off, first heading to L.A. to work with the Auburn men's golf team as it prepares for this week's NCAA Championships and then back to California to prepare for the U.S. Open at Olympic Club. "It's tough," Dufner said of what's been a mentally draining stretch. "It's a lot harder than if you are finishing 40th each week. It takes a little more focus mentally to play at that level and to compete. There was a lot of different flows, or peaks and rises [Sunday] with the round. All of those things kind of wear on you a little bit. It's definitely tough to compete at that high level mentally and ph...

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