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Viktor Hovland: Player Profile

 

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, as part of the winning European team at Marco Simone.

Viktor Hovland | An Overview

Personal Information

Name: Viktor Hovland
Born: September 18, 1997
Nationality: Norway
Residence: Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States

Career

College: Oklahoma State University
Turned Pro: 2019
Professional Wins: 10
Highest World Ranking: 3 – January 30, 2022

Best Results In Majors

Best Finishes:
– Masters Tournament – T7 (2023)
– PGA Championship – T2 (2023)
– US Open – T12 (2019)
Open Championship – T4 (2022)

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

viktor hovland fedex cup
Viktor Hovland with the FedEx Cup after being crowned champion of the PGA Tour’s season-long race

Viktor Hovland | What’s In His Bag?

Hovland uses a mixture of clubs in his bag, with the majority of those being manufactured by PING. A G425 LST driver is joined by i210 irons and Glide wedges. TaylorMade and Titleist also make an appearance, while his clothing is made by J.Lindeberg.

Take a look at the full article on Viktor Hovland’s bag here.

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.

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.

Amateur Success

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.

Norwegian History

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.

Metalhead

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.

Other Viktor Hovland Articles

Rory, Spieth, and Hovland face off in rules spat at The Players

Viktor Hovland lands FedEx Cup – and the $18 million bonus

How a good poker face helped Hovland’s rise to the top

Morikawa and Hovland throw hilarious shade at fellow PGA Tour star

Viktor Hovland’s career has seen an incredible rise so far. Can he break down that major door? Let us know what you think with a post on X, formerly Twitter!

Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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