While the best golfers battled it out at the WGC-Match Play, lower-ranked PGA Tour representatives battled it out in the Dominican Republic at the Puntacana Resort and Club Championship. Joel Dahmen overcame the harsh weather on the final day of play to claim his first triumph in the American top-flight.
The second was shared by Sam Ryder and Rafael Campos, who were both relentless in their final stretch to catch the leader. Campos made a bogey on the penultimate hole before blowing a putt on his birdie putt, which would have kept him in contention for a play-off. Fourth place was shared by Michael Gligic and Graeme McDowell, who finished with a couple of bogeys.
“I was on autopilot today,” laughed Joel, who had only made it to the weekend once in his seven previous starts. – Winning tournaments is very hard. I knew it was hard, but I didn’t realize it was so hard. I felt like my body was acting on its own. Luckily, I did well on the 16th and 17th on golf punta cana, and I don’t even know how I rolled that short putt from a couple of feet.”