Joel Dahmen almost hits his caddie with golf club en route maiden PGA Tour win

Joel Dahmen claimed a 1-shot victory at the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship.

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Mon, 29 Mar 2021
Joel Dahmen almost hits his caddie with golf club en route maiden PGA Tour win

Joel Dahmen was in a celebratory mood on Sunday after claiming his first PGA Tour title at the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship, but he came close to wiping his caddie out at the 17th hole.

It was a tightly packed leaderboard heading down the stretch, with Graeme McDowell bogeying his final two holes to blow his chances of winning the tournament for the second time in three years, with Dahmen hanging on to get the job done.

Dahmen shot a 2-under par final round to win the event in the Dominican Republic by one stroke and he came very close to chipping in for birdie at the par-3 17th and he reacted by throwing his wedge in the air towards his caddie, who didn't see it coming.


The American then made a par at the last to get the job done, but Rafael Campos - who prior to the event was ranked 427th in the world - came agonisingly close to sinking his birdie putt at 18 to take the tournament to a playoff.

Campos had even started his celebration as he thought his putt was about to drop, but it lipped out and the Puerto Rican had to settle for a tie for second place.

Having jumped to 279th in the world, Campos was emotional in his post-tournament interview, with a mixture of gratitude and disappointment after missing out on a chance at a PGA Tour title.


Dahmen, who is very popular amongst both golf fans and fellow PGA Tour players, sealed his first win in 111 starts on Tour and his reaction to winning was incredible.

The 33-year-old earned $540,000 for his victory in the Dominican, as well as a spot at The Players Championship, PGA Championship and next year's Sentry Tournament of Champions.

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