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Play was simply suspended on the AT&T Pebble Seaside Professional-Am, however you’d by no means comprehend it for those who had been with Joel Dahmen and Ben Rector.
Normally, climate delays are a disappointing affair, however with the celebrities and setting at Pebble Seaside, a pro-am delay underscores why the occasion is so enjoyable.
And Dahem and Rector are the proper pairing to indicate you why.
Because the delay dragged on, CBS’s protection pivoted to interviewer Amanda Renner with the World No. 89 Dahmen and his celeb accomplice singer/songwriter Ben Rector.
The pair had been dressed, head-to-toe, in the very same outfits (minus Rector choosing a white beanie within the uncooked circumstances) all the way down to the sponsors’ logos on Rector’s sweater and hat.
“My factor is, do the Yankees put on the identical garments? Sure,” Rector informed Renner with Dahmen cracking a smile subsequent to him. “Did the Bulls put on the identical garments? Sure. It is a group occasion. And I simply really feel like we got here right here as a group to win.”
That is the second yr taking part in within the Professional-Am for Rector, however the first time with Dahmen, who stated the pair have change into nearer over the past yr and the matching “uniforms” had been Rector’s thought.
The 2 have additionally been among the many most lively on social media this week, prompting Renner to say she’s always been refreshing Instagram to see their day by day movies.
Regardless of the delay, the “A Group,” as they’ve been calling themselves this week, continues to be dwelling it up for the week.
“That’s what really makes it nice,” Dahmen stated. “[Rector’s] caddie is a ton of enjoyable as effectively. [Dahmen’s caddie] Geno [Bonnalie]’s provides properly to this and we’re hanging out with Kevin Kisner and Charles Kelley, so it’s fairly laborious to have enjoyable with these guys as effectively. However we’re simply having a blast. Golf has been so-so, however we’re going to complete sturdy right here.”
We’re assuming Dahmen was sarcastic about taking part in with Kisner and musician Charles Kelley for the primary three rounds as a result of whereas Dahmen and Rector are method off the tempo, 12 again as play was known as for the day Saturday, their moods had been nonetheless gentle throughout the delay.
Renner requested Dahmen what impressed him most about Rector’s recreation.
“His capacity to hit the motive force poorly once I need him to hit the motive force, it’s superb.” Dahmen joked of the 4-handicap. “Each time he lays up in hybrid, I don’t need him [to]. I inform him to hit driver, he hits it terribly. Each time he needs to hit driver himself, he pumps it method down there. He hit it 370 right this moment on the 14th. Fairly spectacular stuff.”
Rector supplied a passionate protection, arguing it was a distinction in philosophy of the way to play the sport.
“He goes for it loads,” Rector stated. “He’s all the time making an attempt to get me in hassle. I’m like, I’m going to hit hybrid. He’s like, ‘Bomb a driver!’ And I hit it horrible. He’s such an awesome participant. And even higher human. Couldn’t ask for a greater accomplice.”
Play was ultimately known as for the day Saturday shortly earlier than 3 p.m. PST and the pro-am portion will likely be shortened to 54 holes, however that gained’t take away from the enjoyable the 2 appear like they’re having this week.
Dahmen and Rector are removed from the one group having enjoyable this weekend, however they’re positive wanting like a pair that may do it for years to come back at this occasion.