I regretted it almost immediately’ – Higgs faces fine after Phoenix celebration
At the Waste Management Phoenix Open, fans and viewers around the world were treated to an epic tournament. From the tight play-offs that saw a first PGA Tour victory for Scottie Scheffler, to perhaps the two holes in one at the iconic 16th hole, there were so many incredible moments at TPC Scottsdale.
But, perhaps the moment that will be remembered the most, involved the American duo of Harry Higgs and Joel Dahmen who, after making a pair of pars at 16, decided to take off their shirts and celebrate with the 20 000 loud people surrounding ‘The Coliseum’.
Although the moment has gone viral on social media, with even the PGA Tour posting the videos on their social pages, it looks like the couple could be in trouble for their celebration, with Higgs saying, “I could be fined. I’ve heard rumors about both, but nothing official yet.
“There was a phone call [from the Tour] and a, “Hey, you know you’re not supposed to do this,” the American continued. “I know I’m not supposed to do this. I’m 30, I know I’m not supposed to lift my shirt on national television in front of thousands of fans.”
Although Higgs and Dahmen could be fined for posting topless, the duo planned to make the most of any potential fines by creating a GoFundMe page, with the total going to charity.
“We might end up having fun with it. If we get fined, and we deserve it, we would pay our fine, but we would somehow raise money to donate to charity,” he said. “I will never do it again. I regretted it almost immediately.”
With such a big scorer set after the celebration, Higgs and Dahmen will have to come up with a new celebration for the next time they’re at TPC Scottsdale: “I’ve got to find something to do so I don’t get booed.” when I don’t take my shirt off,” Higgs laughed. “I’m going to have to get a little creative not to take off my shirt.”