Viktor is a ball stroking machine. He lead the entire field in Driving strokes gained and finished second to only Brooks in greens in regulation. If he had putted better he might have won this thing. Great job Viktor. He is a class act, lower amateur at US Open and Masters this year. A great Cowboy from the Noridic region lol.
Man he got a lot of TV coverage at the US Open. Most of his first two rounds were televised as he was in a featured Group with Molinari and Koepka. Then on Sunday they picked him up and showed much of his round as he played his way into 12th place. He is a guy who loves the game, OSU and has continued to play better and better each year since he got to OSU. Going to be fun to watch and cheer for as a pro starting at next weeks Event in Connecticut.
STILLWATER — Last season’s Ben Hogan Award winner and former Oklahoma State golfer Viktor Hovland ended his amateur career in historic fashion in June when he competed in the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links in California.
Hovland’s 4-under 280 broke the U.S. Open amateur record of 282 set by Jack Nicklaus in 1960.
OSU golf coach Alan Bratton was with him the whole way.
Bratton, who previously caddied for Hovland in the 2018 U.S. Amateur and the Masters, caddied for Hovland one last time at the U.S. Open.
Bratton said rules only allow coaches to caddie in certain events during the summer. It has to be a national championship and the only way to caddie during the year is if it is counted as a competitive day.
Bratton said he was honored to be asked by Hovland to be his caddie for his final amateur competition.
“It was special to see,” Bratton said on Monday during a press availability. “To be able to go back to where Viktor won the U.S. Amateur and I caddied for him (then) at Pebble Beach, then the U.S. Open on the same venue.”