Joel Dahmen's special rule with his caddie on the PGA Tour "drives him nuts"

Joel Dahmen has made the top 10 in his last three appearances on the PGA Tour and this is due to his strong bond with his caddie Geno Bonnalie.

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Tue, 22 Nov 2022
Joel Dahmen's special rule with caddie on the PGA Tour "drives him nuts"

PGA Tour star Joel Dahmen conducted a Q&A on Twitter on Monday which allowed his biggest fans to send in their best questions for his response.

During the Q&A, Dahmen confirmed that he and his wife Lona are expecting their first child in January and his next appearance on Tour will be at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am because of this.

Now that his friend Max Homa has become a father, he was asked if he could become "unstoppable" on Tour. Homa has been one of the hottest players of 2022 with wins at the Wells Fargo Championship and the Fortinet Championship.

"He was before. Scared what he might do with the new found strength. I can assure you he won’t be getting a dad bod anytime soon," Dahmen replied.

One of the most intriguing replies he gave was to @HMcwedge who asked, "Does @GenoBonnalie have veto power out on the course when you want to try something sketchy?"

Geno Bonnalie is Dahmen's caddie and he is well-known for documenting his travel and accommodation exploits on the Tour. At the AT&T Pro-Am earlier this year, he posted a picture of a small room that he was sharing with three other caddies.

"1 a week. He typically is correct and it drives me nuts," Dahmen revealed. As we see from other on-course partnerships such as Jordan Spieth and Michael Greller and Justin Thomas and Jim "Bones" Mackay, caddies play extremely important roles in decision-making and strategy.

Dahmen and Bonnalie have been flourishing on the Tour in recent weeks. The 35-year-old hasn't quite managed his second career title, but he has recorded three consecutive top 10s.

During The RSM Classic last week, which was won by Adam Svensson, Dahmen admitted that the fear of "having a job" motivates him to maintain his Tour card which could he could lose in 2023 now his winner's exemption has expired.

"I've been playing with fear since forever, since I got my Tour card really. I'm scared to death of having a job. I've never really had one," Dahmen said.
"Pretty good spot financially with the family right now and I just don't - I mean, I don't want to give this up. It's one of the most coveted things in all of sports is a PGA Tour card. Yeah, I just don't want to give this up."