25 Things You Didn't Know About Joel Dahmen

Joel Dahmen is one of the most popular players on the PGA Tour. Get to know him better with these 25 facts...

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Full nameJoel Dahmen
Date of birthNovember 11 1987
BornClarkston, Washington
ResidesScottsdale, Arizona
SpouseLona Skutt
CollegeUniversity of Washington
Turned pro2010
PGA Tour wins1
Career high world ranking58th
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
CaddieGeno Bonnalie
SponsorsPXG, Travis Mathew, MGM Resorts, Mutual of Omaha, Titleist, True Linkswear, Crypto Country Club, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Joel Dahmen's story is an extremely inspiring one, with the American recovering from testicular cancer to becoming a PGA Tour winner.

Get to know Joel Dahmen better with these 25 facts...

1. Joel Dahmen was born on 11th November 1987 in Clarkston, Washington.

2. Dahmen's mother, Jolyn, was a high school basketball player.

3. The American was a two-time state golf champion at Clarkston High School in Washington, and played one year for the Washington Huskies (University of Washington).

Joel Dahmen with his PGA Tour card

Dahmen with his PGA Tour card. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

4. Growing up, Dahmen played point guard for his basketball team, as well as quarterback for his American Football team.

5. The American turned professional in 2010, plying his trade on the PGA Tour Canada for four years. During that time, Dahmen was diagnosed with testicular cancer.

6. Dahmen is a big sports fan, with his favorite teams being the Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Mariners.

7. In 2016, Dahmen made 13 cuts in 20 events on the Korn Ferry Tour. Consequently, he earned his PGA Tour card for 2017 by finishing 25th on the money list; claiming the card by only $975.

8. His hobbies include cooking and reading, with Dahmen always travelling with a few books.

9. In his rookie PGA Tour season, he finished 176th in the FedEx Cup rankings. Returning to the Korn Ferry Tour finals, he finished 24th to regain his PGA Tour card for the 2017–18 season.

10. Dahmen is married to Lona Skutt, and the couple announced that their first child, Riggs William Dahmen was born on January 19, 2022. They also have a dog called Murphy.

11. They live in Scottsdale, Arizona.

12. His home course in Arizona is Mesa Country Club.

13. He shot a 58 at Mesa Country Club in May 2020, where he came home in just 26 shots for the back nine and 12-under for the last 11 holes. That 58 sealed the course record and meant he held the course records at all of his home courses.

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14. As a superstition, Dahmen never marks his ball with a quarter.

15. The American is recognized on Tour due to his bucket hat, with Dahmen stating: "It gets hot as hell in Arizona, where I live, so I’ve worn them on and off over the years."

16. He won his maiden PGA Tour title at the 2021 Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship in the Dominican Republic.

17. He and his caddie Geno Bonnalie have known each other since childhood.

18. He clearly enjoys playing Mario Kart, with his website showing a picture of the popular game under the heading of: Mental Coaching Techniques. "I think this picture speaks for itself," it says on his website. "Is there a better way to get rid of the daily grind than to shoot banana peels and turtle shells?"

19. His best Major results were T10s at the 2020 PGA Championship and 2022 US Open. He has played in three of the four men's Majors, having never played in The Masters.

20. His career-low round on the PGA Tour is a 61, which came in round 2 of the 2021 RSM Classic.

21. He was the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada Player of the Year in 2014.

22. His personal motto is: "Have a lot of fun all the time."

23. Not many people know he can "cook a good breakfast" according to the PGA Tour.

24. He previously lived with two-time PGA Tour winner Nick Taylor for two years after leaving college.

25. He is a PXG staffer and is also signed with Titleist to use the company's ball and glove.

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Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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