Shirtless Dahmen tosses Zurich invite to McIlroy

American golfer Joel Dahmen has tossed out an invitation or should we say, taken off his shirt, in seeking Rory McIlroy to be his partner for this year’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans event.

Yes, the current World No. 98 ranked Dahmen is seeking the four-time major winning and World No. 5 ranked McIlroy to be his partner for the April 21st tournament on the alligator-infested TPC Lousiana course.

Joel Dahmen's Zurich Classic invitation Joel Dahmen’s Zurich Classic invitation (Credit: PGA Tour)

Dahmen went onto his Twitter account soon after going ‘shirtless’ in the final round of last Sunday’s WM Phoenix Open.

Dahmen and playing partner Harry Higgs each exposed the upper half of their lily-white bodies after they had putted out for par at the ‘Colosseum’ 16th hole. While Higgs just raised his shirt up to his neck, the 34-year-old Washington State-born Dahmen made a Premier League impression, waving his shirt about to mimic a helicopter.

Then on Monday Dahmen, the reigning Corales Puntacana champ, fired off his tweet formally inviting McIlroy to be his Zurich Classic partner.

“Hey @McIlroyRory. @Zurich_Classic partners? I promise to keep my shirt on.”

It led one to immediately wonder if the invitation was in reference to McIlroy’s torn shirt after letting slip victory at the 2021 season-ending DP World Tour Championship.

Well, it’s a nice try Joel but we don’t see Rory waving his shirt about with sheer delight declaring: “Yes, I’d love to!”.

No, the Northern Irishman has never contested the event but it was worth a try.