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Born: 11 November 1987
Birthplace: Clarkston, Washington, USA
College: University of Washington
Resides: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Major Wins: 0
Euro or PGA Tour Wins : 0
Other Wins: 0
Grass Preference: Unknown
Significant Life Events: Yes
GBC Wind Performance Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
GBC Pressure Rating: ⭐⭐
Joel is one of the more interesting characters on tour, recognisable for his bucket hat and accusing Sung Kang of cheating in 2018. He is yet to win on PGA Tour but is trending towards a victory with 2nd places finishes at the 2018 John Deere Classic and 2019 Wells Fargo. He also had two Top-5 finishes in 2020.
Joel is an accurate hitter, who can contend when the putter is hot. He enjoys tough golf courses, particularly when it’s firm and fast, not your traditional birdie-fests. He admits he is a streaky player who relies a lot on confidence. Favourite courses are Pebble Beach, Hilton Head and TPC Louisiana.
He won twice on the Canadian Tour in 2014, three years after he was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Don’t be too shocked to see Joel win on the PGA Tour soon.
Joel was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2011.
SG: OFF THE TEE
SG: AROUND THE GREEN
Pressure Performance Analysis
Began the final round 1 shot off a four-way tie for the lead at the RBC Heritage. Shot 75 to finish 48th, the worst score of the day from the Top 20.
Wells Fargo Championship where he entered the final round with a tie for the lead with Max Homa and Jason Dufner. He shot a respectable 70 to finish 2nd, 3 shots behind Homa. He held a share of the 18-hole lead at Wells Fargo as well, his third such lead in a seven-week stretch on tour.
Following his first-round leads, he went on to finish 12th at Corales Championship and 30th at Valspar Championship.
Finished 2nd at the John Deere Classic with a final round 65, however was always playing for second with Michael Kim winning by 8 shots.
Dahmen was really poor at RBC Heritage and let a couple of other leads slip before that as well. Expect him to get his breakthrough win from off the pace. His Golf Betting Club Pressure Performance Rating is set to 2 stars.
He is a streaky player and one to follow if he has a good week beforehand. In 2020 had a run of 14th, 5th, 5th and in 2018 had a run of 5th, 2nd, 15th, 8th. His 2nd place finish at Wells Fargo in 2019 also followed a 16th place finish. Keep Dahmen onside when in form.
Goes best when fresh
Several of his Top-10 finishes have come after a few weeks off, he appears to enjoy coming in fresh.
Major and WGC Analysis
Played his first three majors in 2019 however failed to make an impact. 10th at PGA Championship in 2020 his best result to date.
20th in his WGC debut at FedEx St Jude Invitational. He does perform well on tough golf courses and has competed in high class fields so don’t rule him out of contending at some point.
Joel has yet to be in a playoff.
RBC Heritage, 2020
Q. Obviously, you had a great chance last year at Quail Hollow at the Wells Fargo. Do you take anything from that week maybe being one of your best chances of winning? You've had a few other really good chances as well. Is there something you take from past experiences to help you tomorrow?
JOEL DAHMEN: Absolutely. I felt really comfortable on the back nine today. I started sniffing at the lead a little bit. I'm comfortable being there. I finally feel like I belong there. I believe I'm starting to crack that top 50 in the world spot, and that's kind of where I feel like I'll be for a long time. I feel like I'm on my way there.
Arnold Palmer Invitational, 2020
Q. How much do you enjoy a test like this where it's really hard and here you lapped the field?
“I think it's awesome. I wish there was a few more weeks like this. I don't want every week like this, because it's tough. But, yeah, I certainly enjoy it. I like playing the bounce a little bit more, playing the ground, which is more fun, you can't just fly it and spin it anywhere. So it makes you think a lot more, so I think I'm pretty good at that part of the game.”
BMW Championship, 2019
“There was a couple of months where I was tired, I wasn't playing well, didn't always want to be at the golf course. Wyndham was the first week I showed up in a long time that I really wanted to be there and I was willing to put in the work.”
Valspar Championship, 2019
"I'm kind of a streaky player. Last year I got on a run and played really well. Once kind of things are aligning, once I know where the ball's going, or I should say once my feels match the real, then it's pretty good. Last week it did that. Putting is pretty good. It's always a couple of them out there, but once the putter doesn't misbehave then we're pretty good shape, like today. And these are real tough golf courses and it's better for me, I don't like making a million birdies, I would prefer that pars are good, fits my game a little better.”
John Deere Classic, 2018
“I played great coming down the stretch. I knew going into today I had no chance to win really unless Michael faltered, and that obviously didn't happen early.”
Byron Nelson, 2017
“My first time in this position. I was pretty nervous today all the way around and really settled down. Played with Dustin Johnson added to something like that. I never seen so many people on the 2nd and 3rd holes. It was really cool out there.”