LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Last Sunday at the WM Phoenix Open, Joel Dahmen and Harry Higgs sparked the outsized crowd surrounding the 16th green with a shirtless celebration, making it the most popular moment of the young year.
Despite the fact that the viral moment has been widely celebrated in both traditional and new media, the PGA Tour appears to be dissatisfied with the two players.
“I may get fined.” “I’ve heard rumblings about both, but nothing official,” Higgs remarked. “I got a call from the Tour, and they said, ‘Hey, you know you’re not supposed to do that.’ That’s something I’m not supposed to do. I’m 30 years old, and I’m well aware that I’m not meant to lift my shirt in front of tens of thousands of people on national television.”
Higgs and Dahmen said they intend to make the most of any potential consequence by setting up a GoFundMe page for charity.
“It’s possible we’ll have a good time with it.” We would pay our fine but raise money to contribute to charity if we were fined, which we deserve,” he stated. “I’m not going to do it any longer.” “I almost instantly regretted it.”
For next year’s WM Phoenix Open, where the 16th hole has become the most distinctive and loud party on Tour, Higgs said he’ll have to come up with an alternative celebration.
Higgs, who recovered to make the cut at the Genesis Invitational on Friday with two eagles and a birdie on his final nine, chuckled, “I have to come up with something to do so I don’t get booed when I don’t take my top off.” “I’ll have to get creative if I don’t want to take off my shirt.”