Viktor Hovland has his boys’ backs… and golf clubs.
The PGA star just won the Memorial Tournament yesterday afternoon, taking home a purse of $3.6 million. Today, he is serving as a caddy at the PGA Qualifying Tournament for his former college teammate.
Hovland, who now ranks number five in the entire world after his big win yesterday, agreed to caddy for his old teammate Zach Bauchou earlier last week before even playing in the Memorial Tournament. Now, hours after his victory he is back on the green keeping his word.
Bauchou and Hovland were teammates at Oklahoma State years ago, prompting Bauchou to ask for his help choosing clubs and such during the final round of the PGA Qualifying Tournament. Agreeing to help his old friend, Hovland took a short 20 minute drive from Dublin, OH to Columbus the morning after one of the biggest wins of his career.
This is true friendship right here. Hovland could be out right now, celebrating and doing drugs, but he isn’t Brooks Koepka. Instead, he decided to help his old buddy try to get his name on the PGA Tour and hopefully turn from friend to competition.
Bauchou should have an advantage with Hovland as his caddy considering his expertise, but it still relies on his own skill and precision. Only time will tell if Bauchou can nut up and capitalize on this grand opportunity to join the pro tour, but it’s safe to say that no matter the outcome the two will probably grab a few thousand dollar dinner together.
As for Hovland, congratulations on the win yesterday it couldn’t have gone to a better guy.