Pro golfer calls Springfield 'armpit of America' while telling tale of playing hungover

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During an interview on the popular "Pardon My Take" podcast this week, professional golfer Joel Dahmen recounted a time in "2015 or 2016" when he was playing on the Korn Ferry Tour, which is a rank below the PGA.

Dahmen is now in the PGA and is the 89th ranked golfer in the world.

During the interview, the podcasters asked Dahmen to talk about a few stories they'd heard from fellow golfer Max Homa, the current No. 8 player in the world. One question was about a time Dahmen played hungover."We were in Springfield, Missouri," Dahmen said. "That is maybe the armpit of America. That is a tough area there."

He added that it was a great tournament with "nice hosts."

A Korn Ferry tournament in Springfield in July would be the Price Cutter Charity Championship, which is hosted by the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.

"It's like a hundred million degrees, it's hot and humid, it's the middle of July," he said. "I thought I missed the cut so we had some beverages. Turns out I made the cut so I was one of the first out Saturday morning. I was not feeling well that morning."

However, he said he ended up making 10 birdies and shooting 9 under par that day to finish in fifth place by the end of the day.

Dahmen said he doesn't find himself in those situations these days, but a few times in his younger days he said he could "handle a hangover better than I can now."

Most of the questioning during the interview is led by Dan Katz, popularly known as "Big Cat" on the Pardon My Take podcast, a Barstool Sports product that also features Eric Sollenberger, better known as "PFT Commenter."

During the conversation, they talked about Dahmen's image as more of a "regular guy," as opposed to super stars who may take themselves very seriously. Katz said Dahmen should hold the title of professional golfer who people would most like to golf with.

They included discussion about Dahmen's time on the Netflix documentary "Full Swing" which focuses on professional golfers behind the scene.

The Price Cutter Charity Championship began in 1990, and according to its website "entering 2021, the tournament had raised nearly $18.4 million for local children’s charities in its history."

This article originally appeared on Springfield News-Leader: Top 100 pro golfer tells odd story of playing at Price Cutter event