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Five Former Cowboys Set to Compete in this Week’s U.S. Open

Can one of the five win their first major championship?

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Five former OSU golfers will comprise the 144-player field this week at the U.S. Open, and three — Rickie Fowler, Matthew Wolff and Viktor Hovland — are paired together for Round 1 on Thursday. The golf gods are the real MVPs of the content game.

Fowler is the betting favorite among the five with 55-1 odds entering the week, while Wolff and Hovland, 21 and 22 years old, respectively, are both 60-1 longshots behind nearly two dozen other golfers in the field.

It should be an exciting opportunity not just for OSU fans to see some of their best golfers rep the brand, but for some of their best golfers to get a hack at the first major championship of the 2020-21 PGA Tour season. Wolff has quickly ascended the golf world and notably finished T4 at the PGA last month, while Hovland made a name for himself last year with a T12 finish in this event and has had eight top-20 finishes on tour this season including a T20 finish at the Tour Championship. None of the five, however, have (yet) won a major championship.

Wolff, Fowler and Hovland will tee it up from Winged Foot, the site of this year’s U.S. Open, at 12:30 p.m. central time on Thursday. Alex Noren will go at 1 p.m., and Charles Howell goes in the early flight at 7:29 a.m.

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