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Joel Dahmen on Netflix Full Swing, sports psychologists and more

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — After wrapping up his third round at the Players Championship on Saturday, Joel Dahmen signed flags, caps, the back of a phone case and a mini bucket hat that took some serious skill. Then there were the selfies. He did it all with a smile. As he so succinctly put it in the Netflix documentary “Full Swing,” he’s the lowest-ranked player (No. 201) with the most fans.

And if the large gathering at TPC Sawgrass is any indication, his latest star turn in Episode 3: Mind Game only has made him and his lovable sidekick, caddie Geno Bonnalie, more popular.

“Me being famous, having all the popularity, and playing the worst golf of my career – uh, it sucks,” Dahmen says early in his episode. Not long after, he’s asked about his feelings about working on his mental health. “How do I feel about sports psychologists?” Dahmen asked aloud. “I am definitely resistant to a sports psychologist.”

Dahmen’s mental health during a season of struggle is juxtaposed against Wyndham Clark getting into a better head space and enjoying a breakthrough year. It’s arguably the best episode of the bunch. Spoiler alert: We’re left with a teary-eyed hug between Joel and Geno and an ultimatum given to Joel to get some help. If everyone was rooting for Dahmen after Season 1, that may be magnified even more after Season 2.

After being a man of the people with the fans outside scoring at the Players, he hung around longer to chat with three reporters and answered the questions we all wanted to know: has he been working with a sports psychologist and is he on board for season three to complete the Joel Dahmen trilogy? Those answers and more below.

Joel Dahmen plays from the 1st tee during the third round of THE PLAYERS Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: David Yeazell-USA TODAY Sports

JD: I don’t think I was ever in that bad of a spot. That’s TV, right?

There was a rough couple of weeks but not as bad as it made out to be. I’m in a way better head space. I’m doing all the little things correct day to day that add up. I was never good at the little things. You could say chopping wood or pounding rocks, whatever it is, and you keep going and eventually you’re going to break through.

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Joel Dahmen in Season 2 of Full Swing on Netflix. (Photo: Netflix)

JD: Yes, I’ve been chatting with a guy since August-September, he’s not really a sports psychologist, more like a performance…


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