It's true that the PGA West Stadium Course, set up for the CareerBuilder Challenge, wasn't nearly the monster that made the PGA Tour's players shiver in their shoes 29 years ago.
No matter. It still has all the elements for exquisite drama.
In quickly disappearing light, the sun having dipped well behind the Santa Rosa Mountains late on Sunday afternoon, Jason Dufner put an end to a winless string of more than two years with a couple of theatrical escapes on the course in La Quinta, including one he jokingly surmised was "one in 50 million."
At "Alcatraz," the island par-three penultimate hole on the Stadium, Dufner was not trapped but saved by the...