Joel Dahmen's caddie duty on Korn Ferry Tour ends in missed cut

Joel Dahmen couldn't make it to the second round of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, so he hopped over to the Korn Ferry Tour and put his clubs away.

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Sat, 20 Aug 2022
Joel Dahmen's caddie duty on Korn Ferry Tour ends in missed cut

It isn't just the FedEx Cup Playoffs on in the professional game this week. The Korn Ferry Tour playoffs are underway in Idaho at the Albertsons Boise Open.

By this week's standards, you don't just see PGA Tour hopefuls but you can also spot PGA Tour stalwarts. Joel Dahmen put his clubs down at Hillcrest Country Club and picked up someone else's.

Dahmen caddied for his friend Brandon Harkins for the first two rounds of this week's event. Despite shooting scores of 69 on each day, Harkins missed the cut by one shot which was 5-under-par.

The 36-year-old has had a fairly solid season on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2022. He won The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic at The Abaco Club back in January which was his first win on the tour.

Dahmen spoke to The Caddie Network about his carrying duties earlier this week when he revealed how he and Harkins came to be working together and the graft that is needed to be a caddie.

"There’s a lot of stuff going on and then by the time you’re out there five hours and at home and you have lunch and you finally lay down. I was just out. It’s hard work," Dahmen said.

"I always knew caddies work hard and it’s hard work carrying that bag, but there’s a lot of stuff going on and you’re always thinking about the next shot and what you can do to help and what to say and what not to say, more importantly sometimes.

"He needed a change. I was done with my year and he called me on Sunday and he’s like, 'hey, do you have any interest in doing this?' I could use a friend for the week."

Dahmen is no stranger to making significant changes to his bag carrier too. At the Genesis Scottish Open, GOLF Magazine's Sean Zak took up looping duties for the American at the Renaissance Club.

His regular caddie, Geno Bonnalie, is a very popular figure on social media as he often posts his exploits and travel stories from PGA Tour life.