U.S. Open

Viktor Hovland, certified good dude, caddieing in U.S. Open qualifier day after his Memorial win

June 05, 2023
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Viktor Hovland, certified good dude.

Hovland, fresh off of winning the Memorial on Sunday afternoon, was still in the Columbus area Monday morning, and for good reason: He was serving as caddie for Zach Bauchou as his friend and former Oklahoma State teammate attempts to make it through final U.S. Open Final Qualifying:

According to the Golf Channel’s Todd Lewis, Bauchou asked Hovland last Tuesday if the Norwegian would loop for him on golf’s longest day, and Hovland accepted. It appears Hovland is keeping his promise despite his victory—that went to a playoff, no less—on one of the most physically and emotionally draining tests on the PGA Tour.

Hovland, now No. 5 in the Official World Golf Ranking, will enter the U.S. Open as one of the championship favorites, finishing runner-up at last month’s PGA Championship along with a T-7 at the Masters and T-3 at the Players Championship.

The 2023 U.S. Open begins next week at Los Angeles Country Club. Matt Fitzpatrick is the defending champ.