Who is Viktor Hovland?
Viktor Hovland is one of the most talented players in the game, already having notched up multiple wins on both the PGA Tour and DP World Tour.
He was an impressive talent through his collegiate and amateur career, winning several titles at Oklahoma State University. He also recorded low amateur finishes at the Masters Tournament and the US Open, becoming the first player to do so in the same calendar year since 1998. Hovland is also a US Amateur Champion, which granted him entry into those two tournaments.
After turning professional, the Norwegian has gone on to win 10 times across both the PGA Tour and the DP World Tour. He has a Rolex Series title and two FedEx Cup Playoffs wins to his name, along with being named FedEx Cup champion in 2023.
He has also featured at two Ryder Cups. His debut came at Whistling Straits in 2021, before making his home debut in Rome two years later.
Viktor Hovland | An Overview
Name: Viktor Hovland
Born: September 18, 1997
Residence: Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States
College: Oklahoma State University
Turned Pro: 2019
Professional Wins: 10
Highest World Ranking: 3 – January 30, 2022
Best Results In Majors
Professional Wins – 10
2020 (2) – Puerto Rico Open, Mayakoba Classic
2021 (3) – BMW International Open, World Wide Technology Championship, Hero World Challenge
2022 (2) – Slync.io Dubai Desert Classic, Hero World Challenge
2023 (3) – Memorial Tournament, BMW Championship, Tour Championship
Achievements and Awards
FedEx Cup Champion – 2023
[H2] Viktor Hovland | What’s In His Bag?
Driver: Ping G425 LST (9° @ 8.4°; Fujikura Speeder 661 TR X shaft)
Fairway Woods: TaylorMade Stealth Plus (15° @ 16.5°; Fujikura Ventus Blue X shaft)
Irons: Titleist U505 (3; Graphite Design Tour AD DI Hybrid 85 X shaft), Ping i210 (4-PW; KBS Tour-V 120 X shafts)
Wedges: Ping Glide 4.0 (50-SS, 56-SS; KBS Tour-V 120 X shafts), Ping Glide 2.0 (60-TS; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shaft)
Putter: Ping PLD DS 72 Prototype
Ball: Titleist Pro V1
[H2] Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Viktor Hovland
When and where was Viktor Hovland born?
Viktor Hovland was born in Oslo, Norway on September 18, 1997, and took up the game of golf late. He only started playing at the age of 11, when his father took up the game in St Louis.
When did Viktor Hovland turn professional?
Hovland turned professional in 2019 after graduating from Oklahoma State University, where he played alongside Matthew Wolff. It only took the Norwegian a year before he secured his first professional victory.
How many professional titles has Viktor Hovland won?
As of September 2023, Hovland has 10 professional titles to his name, winning multiple on both the PGA Tour and the DP World Tour. He has a Rolex Series title, the Slync.io Dubai Desert Classic, to his name, along with two FedEx Cup Playoffs events. He won the BMW Championship and Tour Championship in back-to-back weeks to win the FedEx Cup in 2023.
[H2] Did you Know?
Back-To-Back FedEx Cup Playoffs Winner
Hovland is part of a select group of players to have won back-to-back FedEx Cup Playoffs events. He was the winner at both the BMW Championship and the Tour Championship to lift the FedEx Cup in 2023. Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh, Camilo Villegas, Billy Horschel, Rory McIlroy, Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Cantlay are the only other men to do so.
Hovland became the first Norwegian to win the US Amateur Championship, doing so in 2018. That was followed by him finishing as the low amateur at both the Masters Tournament and the US Open, becoming the first man to achieve that feat in a calendar year since Matt Kuchar in 1998. He also rose to the top of the World Amateur Golf Rankings following the Masters.
The US Amateur Championship was not the only time in which Hovland made history as a Norwegian. He has also become the first player from the nation to win on the DP World Tour and PGA Tour, and to feature in the Ryder Cup for Europe.
Hovland has admitted that his favourite genre of music is metal. Metallica are one of Hovland’s favourite bands to listen to.
The Dating Game
Hovland’s Tinder profile recently came to light, with the Norwegian showing off his golfing prowess on his profile.