The Loop

Tour pro decides what club to hit via imaginary coin flip, sticks it to four feet

On Sunday at TPC Southwind, the pin position at the par-3 11th was as treacherous as it gets. It was tucked in the smallest portion of the green on the far right, with water completely surrounding it and a small bunker just in front. It may have only been a wedge or a 9 iron for many players in the field, but deciding on which club to use and how to hit it definitely took a toll on the ol’ brain.

Or, if you’re Joel Dahmen, you could just decide via an imaginary coin flip with your caddie. At two-over on the day through 10 holes, Dahmen was in between clubs at the 11th. Rather than having an intense discussion like say, Justin Thomas and Jim (Bones) Mackay had on that same hole, Dahmen looked at his caddie Geno Bonnalie and made the coin-flip motion despite not having a coin in hand. He then caught the imaginary coin, flipped it on to his glove hand and switched clubs. Let’s see how it worked out for him:

Yup, looks like he made the right call. Unfortunately for Bonnalie, Dahmen going full Harvey Dent on a crucial hole and making birdie kind of proves that Bonnalie’s job is pretty easy, no? That makes him replaceable:

Nah, we kid, we kid. These two seem like they’ll be together forever. Although, you could have said the same about Phil and Bones, who were together during Sunday’s final round for the first time since their breakup. Hopefully that never happens to Bonnalie and Dahmen, because golf fans can’t get enough of this bromance.