Joel Dahmen -0.5 over Tyler Duncan
Dahmen came into this week playing very good golf including back to back great finishes to start the new season. Both tournaments he found himself in contention going into the final day but just couldn’t produce. Today the pressure will be off as he won’t be fighting to win, and this very well could be the key. Dahmen said in an interview last week on Saturday that he had maybe his best ball striking round ever that day, so you know he is feeling sharp. His opponent Tyler Duncan is not at all used to being one of the later tee times on Sunday, and we look for him to have a tough round here.
This matchup was never in question, and was well in hand after the front 9 when Dahmen took a 3 up lead. As previously noted, Dahmen has been one of the hottest golfers on tour so far after the restart, and he got a nice soft spot here against the unproven Tyler Duncan. After Dahmen said he had maybe the best ball striking round of his life last week, you could expect similar form this week at the Travelers. With his recent experience of playing on Sunday, he was much better accustomed to playing with the pressure on Sunday, and he proved it with a very nice -5 for us. Great win!