Viktor Hovland caddies for a friend the day after winning $3.6 million at the Memorial Tournament
Hovland demonstrated remarkable resilience and exhibited the fortitude of a true champion at the Memorial Tournament.
On Sunday, Viktor Hovland emerged victorious in the 2023 Memorial Tournament, securing his triumph by beating Denny McCarthy in a single-hole playoff. Hovland has secured his fourth win on the PGA Tour, marking it his first since 2021. This win represents the pinnacle of the Norwegian’s professional accomplishments. He outwitted McCarthy by scoring a par on their second round of the 18th hole, thus securing his victory.
Throughout most of the day, Hovland remained idle in his surroundings. However, the golfer’s adeptness in executing clutch par saves and a well-timed birdie during the initial stages of his round enabled him to sustain his position within the peripheral vision of the leaders. Notwithstanding, a pair of bogeys antecedent to the turn precipitated Hovland’s nomenclature to plummet down the hierarchy of scores.
Hovland demonstrated remarkable resilience and exhibited the fortitude of a true champion. His resurgence in the competition was catalyzed by four birdies on the latter half of the course, culminating in a resounding par-breaking performance on the arduous 17th hole, the sole instance of a birdie on that hole during the fourth round.
But why did he caddie for a friend after winning at the Memorial Tournament?
At a U.S. Open Final Qualifier in Columbus, Ohio, Viktor Hovland served as the caddie for his former Oklahoma State University teammate and roommate, Zach Bauchou.