Chicago Cubs: Ian Happ shoots a 69, loses by 11 shots to a PGA Golfer

Ian Happ, Chicago Cubs (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Ian Happ, Chicago Cubs (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) /

Chicago Cubs’ Ian Happ shot a 69 on Friday. Not bad. Too bad he lost by 11 shots to PGA Tour golfer, Joel Dahmen.

Chicago Cubs infielder Ian Happ shot a 69, not bad for a two-handicap golfer in Golf’s Digest latest pro athlete rankings. But alas, he was going against a PGA Tour golfer in Joel Dahmen. He lost. And not by three or four strokes–but by 11 STROKES. Well, at least he finished second in the group.

Dahmen was on-point with everything he hit towards the green. He apparently didn’t hit any bunkers on the back nine–or he got out with a fantastic shot. Either way, he was money. A 26? How do you do that? If you ‘fudge’ a stroke or two, that’s fine. But if Dahmen missed two, and Happ missed two? You still lead by seven strokes. Unreal.

Happ didn’t miss his calling; I promise you that. He’s good with baseball. And since he was supposed to finish with starting second base role? I have to imagine that he would be good with ‘celebrity’ athletes with a two-handicap–but that’s just me.

As for Kyle Schwarber, he shot an 81. Pretty solid. But if would have uncorked this swing? Wow.

Mind you; he said it went OVER the green. Not on it. Not up to it–but over the green. Schwarber, you are RIDICULOUS.

Anyway, back to the story at hand. Dahmen opened with a huge lead (+450) to pace the Scottsdale AZ Open. But it considerably went down after that. Still, Dahmen has an edge to win the open–if you prefer betting sites.

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Dahmen and Happ need to play a bit more, although social distancing should still be practiced. The coronavirus is not something to be messed with. So if you go out and find yourself at a golf course? Keep it simple—a high five instead of a hug. And if you don’t like the people you’re playing with? A more splendid way could not be handed to you.