Norway’s Viktor Hovland withdrew from the US Open on Friday after getting sand in his eye, the US Golf Association announced.
The world number 13 had fired a three-over par 74 in Thursday’s opening round of the major golf showdown at Torrey Pines.
Hovland made four bogeys on the front nine in his second round and pulled out after a double bogey at the 10th.
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The announcement did not specify which eye or eyes were involved or give specific details about the injury and how it happened, but Hovland clarified the situation in a hilarious Instagram post.
“First time for everything.. Hit a bunker shot in my warm up today and caught some sand in my left eye. Typically, when faced with such an unfortunate…