Over the weekend, former Alabama golfer Lee Hodges earned his first career win on the PGA Tour after shooting 24 under par at the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities to win by a whopping seven strokes. As if that isn’t enough to make your weekend, Hodges received a call from none other than Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban.
Saban is a huge golf fanatic himself, known for hitting the links in the offseason. He has done an outstanding job building relationships with guys like Hodges and Justin Thomas who are both Alabama alum. Hodges is clearly very appreciative of hearing from the greatest football coach of all time and wishes Saban and the Tide well heading into the 2023 season.
The 3M Open was Hodges’s third top-10 finish of the year, but it was his first within the top five. Hodges is the 54th-ranked golfer in the world, and at only 28 years old, it’s a name worth remembering.