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Viktor Hovland Biography – Viktor Hovland Wiki
Viktor Hovland is a Norwegian professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. He has three PGA Tour and two European Tour wins. He became the first Norwegian to win on the PGA Tour by winning the 2020 Puerto Rico Open. He also became the first Norwegian to win on the European Tour by winning the 2021 BMW International Open. The golfer earned his second and third PGA Tour wins when he won the 2020 and 2021 Mayakoba Golf Classic. He also won the 2018 U.S. Amateur. In 2014, Viktor won the Norwegian national championships for amateurs.
Viktor played college golf at Oklahoma State University–Stillwater. He was twice named a first-team All-American and was tabbed as an All-Big 12 pick in each of his three seasons in Stillwater. In addition to helping the Cowboys to their 11th national championship in 2018, Viktor followed later that summer by becoming OSU’s fifth U.S. Amateur champion in program history.
Hovland won the 2018 U.S. Amateur, thus earning invitations into the 2019 Masters Tournament, the 2019 U.S. Open, and the 2019 Open Championship. He played in the 2018 Emirates Australian Open as an amateur, finishing tied for 13th place.
He was the low amateur in the 2019 Masters, finishing three under par in a tie for 32nd. With this performance, he rose to number one in the World Amateur Golf Ranking. In the 2019 U.S. Open, he finished in 12th place and was low amateur with a score of 280. This was the lowest 72-hole score by an amateur in the U.S. Open, breaking the previous record of 282, set by Jack Nicklaus in 1960. He became the first player to win low amateur honors at both the Masters and U.S. Open in the same season since Matt Kuchar in 1998.
Hovland turned professional following the 2019 U.S. Open, and made his professional debut at the 2019 Travelers Championship. By doing so, he forfeited his automatic entry to the 2019 Open Championship. In August 2019, Hovland finished tied for second in the Albertsons Boise Open, part of the Korn Ferry Tour Finals. This finish secured him a PGA Tour card for the 2019–20 season.
In February 2020, Hovland became the first Norwegian to win on the PGA Tour when he won the Puerto Rico Open. In December 2020, Hovland picked up his second PGA Tour win, and his first at a full-strength PGA Tour tournament, by birdieing the 72nd hole at the Mayakoba Golf Classic. In November 2021, Viktor successfully defended his title at the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
In 2021, Hovland became the first player from Norway to win on the European Tour with his victory at the BMW International Open, holding off the challenge of former World Number One and two-time Major winner Martin Kaymer to win in Munich.
Viktor competed for the International side at the 2017 and 2018 Arnold Palmer Cup. In 2017, he was joined by countryman and fellow Cowboy Kristoffer Ventura. He also competed at the 2016 and 2018 World Amateur Team Championships (Eisenhower Trophy). He also competed at the 2020 Ryder Cup and 2020 Olympic Games. He made his Ryder Cup debut at Whistling Straits in 2021, becoming the first player from Norway to represent Europe.
Viktor Hovland Age
Hovland was born on September 18, 1997 in Oslo, Norway.
Viktor Hovland Parents
Viktor was born to parents, Harald and Galina Hovland. His father, Harald Hovland, picked up golf while he was living and working in the United States (St. Louis) as an engineer. He brought golf clubs back to Norway and taught Viktor to play at age 11. His mom also knows the Rules of Golf.
In March 2021, Viktor was walking to his car after shooting 2-under 70 at The Players Championship when he received a phone call from his mom, Galina, who was back in Norway. During the brief conversation, Galina asked her son if he was going to be penalized for what happened on the 15th hole.
“What do you mean?” Hovland asked his mom. “Well, you didn’t put your mark back in the right place,” she answered.
Viktor hung up and immediately notified Tour officials of a potential penalty. Video evidence confirmed that after Hovland moved his mark a putter head to the left to clear the path for playing competitor Justin Thomas, he failed to return his mark to its original place and actually moved it another putter head left before making a 3-footer for par.
Under the old rules, Hovland would’ve been disqualified as he had already signed his card, but instead he was docked two shots under Rules Interpretation 3.3b and left with an opening 72. Those two shots, however, ended up being costly. Hovland shot 2-over 74 the following day and missed the cut by two shots.
Viktor Hovland Wife
Is Viktor Hovland married? The golfer does not have a wife.
Viktor Hovland Net Worth
Viktor Hovland’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million. The bulk of his net worth is from endorsements and sponsorships. He has sponsorship deals worth millions with PING, Cisco, Slync, Audemars Piguet and J. Lindeberg Sport among others.
Viktor Hovland Career Earnings
Norwegian golfer Viktor Hovland has earned $9,903,863 in career earnings — $7,595,307 in PGA Tour career earnings and €2,062,732.57 in European Tour career earnings.
Viktor Hovland WITB
Viktor Hovland won the 2021 World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba for his third PGA TOUR victory. Here’s a look at Viktor Hovland’s WITB at the 2021 World Wide Technology Championship:
Driver: Ping G425 LST (9 degrees), with Fujikura Speeder 661 TX shaft
3-wood: TaylorMade SIM (15 degrees), with Mitsubishi Tensei Blue AV Raw 85 TX shaft
Irons: Ping i210 (3-PW), with Graphite Design Tour AD DI Hybrid 85 X (3), KBS Tour V 120 X (4-PW) shafts
Wedges: Ping Glide Forged Pro (50-SS, 56-SS), Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (60), with KBS Tour V 130 X shafts
Putter: Ping PLD DS 72
Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Grips: Golf Pride MCC
Viktor Hovland won at the 2020 Mayakoba Golf Classic presented by UNIFIN for his second PGA Tour victory. The Norwegian golfer became the fifth European player with multiple TOUR titles before the age of 24 since 1945. The other four golfers include Seve Ballesteros, Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia and Jon Rahm.
Here’s a look at Viktor Hovland’s WITB at the 2020 Mayakoba Golf Classic presented by UNIFIN:
Driver: Ping G425 LST (9 degrees), with Project X HZURDUS Smoke RDX Black 6.5 shaft
3-wood: TaylorMade SIM (15 degrees @ 14.5), with Mitsubishi Tensei Blue AV Raw 85 TX shaft
Irons: Callaway X Forged UT (21 degrees), Ping i210 (4-PW), with Graphite Design Tour AD DI-85 X Hybrid (21), KBS Tour 120 X (4-PW) shafts
Wedges: Ping Glide 3.0 (50-SS, 56-SS @55) Vokey WedgeWorks (60T), with KBS Tour-V 130 X shafts
Putter: Ping PLD Prototype “Hovi”
Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Viktor Hovland earned his first PGA TOUR victory at the 2020 Puerto Rico Open. Here’s a look at Viktor Hovland’s WITB at the 2020 Puerto Rico Open:
Driver: Ping G410 LST (9 degrees), with Project X HZURDUS Black 6.5 shaft
3-wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees), with Mitsubishi Tensei Blue AV 85 TX shaft
Irons: Callaway X Forged UT (21 degrees), Ping i210 (4-PW), with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 85 X Hybrid (21), KBS Tour 120 X (4-PW) shafts
Wedges: Ping Glide 3.0 (50, 56, 60), with KBS Tour-V 130 X shafts
Putter: Ping PLD Prototype “Hovi”
Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Grips: Golf Pride MCC White/Black 58R
Viktor Hovland Height
He stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm) and weighs 165 lbs (75 kg).
Viktor Hovland Parents Nationality
Viktor Hovland’s parents are of Norwegian Nationality.
Viktor Hovland Family
Viktor Hovland is the son of Galina and Harald Hovland.
Viktor Hovland Instagram
Viktor Hovland’s Instagram handle is @viktor_hovland.