PGA Tour

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 US Open Final Qualifying:

Bauchou asked Hovland last Tuesday if the Norwegian would loop for him on golf’s longest day, and Hovland accepted. Hovland kept 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 US Open as one of the championship favourites, 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 US Open begins next week at Los Angeles Country Club. Matt Fitzpatrick is the defending champ.