Joel Dahmen’s celebration on the 18th inexperienced stated all of it, however he couldn’t assist however say it aloud: “It’s really hard to win golf tournaments.”
After lacking six of his final seven cuts, the 33-year-old bounced again this week at the PGA Tour’s Puntacana Resort and Club Championship, claiming the trophy by one shot over Sam Ryder and Rafael Campos, who lipped out a birdie putt on the 18th inexperienced to overlook a playoff by one stroke.
Dahmen rode a 2-under 70 within the remaining spherical to carry off late expenses from runners-up Ryder and Campos, in addition to Graeme McDowell and Michael Gligic, who completed T-4 at 10 below.
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“I was on cruise control today. It’s really hard to win golf tournaments,” stated Dahmen. “I knew it was hard, but I can’t believe how hard it actually is. I was in control, I felt like I was doing — my body was just doing other things. Thankfully I had a couple good up-and-downs there on 16 and 17, and I don’t know how I tapped in that two- or three-footer there, but thankfully it went in.”
The win is Dahmen’s first on Tour and third professionally after claiming the PC Finacial Open and Syncrude Boreal Open in 2014 on the PGA Tour Canada.
“Hopefully back home in Clarkston, Lewiston, you’re partying,” stated Dahmen to his Washington pals. “Mesa Country Club (Arizona) boys open the tab, I’ll be home next week. This is unbelievable.”