While Billy Horschel and Scottie Scheffler were throwing slow, scratchy pars at each other Sunday in the finals of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Championship in Texas, 33-year-old Joel Dahmen found himself wrapped in the wind-blown hug of a lifetime as sea spray from the Caribbean washed over him.
Someone wins a PGA Tour event every week but Dahmen’s victory in the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship in the Dominican Republic was more than just another trophy presentation.
That’s because Dahmen is one of those guys who has taken the long road, beating cancer along the way, while winning more friends than trophies. Dahmen the guy didn’t need validation, but winning for the first time on the PGA Tour was a forever moment not everyone gets.
“I’ve been at this 111 events, so I was more than due,” Dahmen said.
Who is Dahmen? The minutes after he beat Rafael Campos and Sam Ryder by a slender stroke showed the world.
There were plenty of hugs on the 18th green after Joel Dahmen won on Sunday, including this o...
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