Tour pro wins $853k on Sunday, still gets stuck in bad seat on flight home

May 6, 2019

Tour pros, they’re just like us! At least when it comes to lamenting their lack of leg space on a crowded plane, anyway. Tour pro Joel Dahmen finished second to Max Homa at the Wells Fargo Championship on Sunday, which was worth a check for $853,200.

A nice payday to be sure, but all that money couldn’t seem to prevent a less-than-ideal seat on his flight home.

Dahman posted the video above to his Twitter feed on Monday morning. “Incredible (last) week!” he said. “It’s Monday though, and life humbles you quickly. #beerplease.”

In the video, viewers can see that although Dahmen does have a window seat (a luxury for many!), his leg space is definitely limited. And he appears to have a seat that is in the back half of the plane.

The good news? Dahmen seems to have a sense of humor about it all. The 31-year-old is having the best season of his career, with two top 10s and seven top-25 finishes. He’s made the cut in 15 of 19 events and has banked nearly $1.8 million thus far.

Dahmen is also a cancer survivor, having made a full recovery after a testicular cancer diagnosis in 2011. Since then, he’s managed to maintain a level of perspective on the challenge of Tour life. “I’ve been through life and death,” he said at the Wells Fargo. “This is not it.”

Dahmen also made headlines last year after accusing playing partner Sung Kang of cheating.

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