Viktor Hovland Biography – Viktor Hovland Wiki
Viktor Hovland is a Norwegian professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. He became the first Norwegian to win on the PGA Tour when he won the 2020 Puerto Rico Open. He picked up his second PGA Tour win at the 2020 Mayakoba Golf Classic. Hovland is also the winner of the 2018 U.S. Amateur. He played college golf for Oklahoma State University–Stillwater.
In 2014, Hovland won the Norwegian national championships for amateurs. Hovland began his U.S. college career in September 2016 after a glittering junior career.
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.
Viktor Hovland Age
Hovland was born on September 18, 1997, in Oslo, Norway.
Viktor Hovland Parents
Viktor Hovland’s parents are Galina and Harald Hovland.
Viktor Hovland Height
He stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches tall.
Viktor Hovland Nationality
Hovland is of Norwegian Nationality.
Viktor Hovland Net Worth
Viktor Hovland’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million.
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What a week it was! First of all a big thank you to @usga, Spyglass Hill And Pebble Beach for hosting and having us for the 2018 US Amateur Championship. Could not have done it without all the support that I have gotten and especially Coach Bratton who caddied for me that week. Inspiring and motivating to see all the people who cares. Thank you.