124th U.S. Open

Pinehurst No. 2



Random Daggers

Matt Fitzpatrick couldn't resist cursing at Viktor Hovland after he stole the BMW Championship from him

August 21, 2023
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Warren Little

You couldn't blame Matt Fitzpatrick and Scottie Scheffler for feeling like they had a BMW stolen from them on Sunday. A BMW Championship, that is.

The two were cruising along in the final group during the final round at Olympia Fields, four clear of Viktor Hovland when he found another, um, gear. The 25-year-old Norwegian went nuts with seven birdies during an a jaw-dropping back-nine 28 to claim the biggest title of his PGA Tour career thus far.

But while it was a joy for golf fans to watch—unless you had money on Fitzpatrick or Scheffler—Hovland pain the leaderboard with red late on Sunday, it wasn't as much fun for his competitors. And after, Fitz couldn't resist hitting Hovland, his Euro Ryder Cup teammate, with a friendly little verbal jab when their paths crossed. Have a listen:

"Yeah, I played great. Can't do anything about a 61," Fitzpatrick said of Hovland's course record before delivering the punchline with a laugh. "I did just see Viktor, I called him a little sh--."

We don't blame you, Matt. That was highway robbery by Viktor.