Joel Dahmen’s track record at the Safeway Open is nothing to write home about. I’ll cut him a pass given that he’s playing as good of golf as anybody in Napa.
The mustachioed man put together a stellar third season on the PGA Tour. His 2019-2020 campaign resulted in five top-10s including at the PGA Championship. He added five more top-25s in 22 events.
Since the restart in June, Dahmen’s made five of seven cuts and has four top-20s.
The former Washington Husky has a propensity to go low. He got as low as 6-under on Saturday at the BMW Championship and looked poised to post a solid clubhouse lead at a brutal Olympia Fields setup.
Dahmen fell back to 4-under 66, but it should still give him momentum coming to Silverado after missing out on the Tour Championship.
Dahmen finished T-46th at the 2018 Safeway Open where he opened with three straight rounds under par.
I like his fortune to improve because this seems like a good spot for him. He’s a West Coast guy who isn’t long, but is accurate and a solid iron player. He can get hot with the putter despite some poor overall statistics.
Dahmen ranked 29th in 2019-2020 strokes gained off the tee (.356 per round) and 46th in SG approach (.336).
He’s got two career runner-up finishes (2018 John Deere, 2019 Wells Fargo). This is his time to break through and become even more of a fan favorite.