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Who is Viktor Hovland?
Viktor Hovland is a professional Norwegian eminent golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. He became the first Norwegian to win on the PGA Tour when he won the 2018 United States Amateur (at the 2020 Puerto Rico Open) and on the European Tour ( at the 2021 BMW International Open). He picked up his second and third PGA Tour wins at the 2020 and 2021 Mayakoba Golf Classic.
How Old Is Viktor Hovland?
He is 24 years old as of July 2022, having been born on September 18, 1997, in Oslo, Norway. Viktor shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Aidan Gallagher, Alex Warren, Signa Mae, Nina Lu, Jada Pinkett Smith, and many more.
Viktor Hovland Family
Who are Viktor Hovland’s Parents?
He was born to Galina Hovland (Mother) and Harald Hovland (Father).
Does Viktor Hovland have Siblings?
He has one brother by the name of Mats Eriksen Hovland.
Viktor Hovland Education
He received his education at Oklahoma State University.
Viktor Hovland’s Marital Status
According to news on the internet, it shows that he is currently single.
Viktor Hovland Kids
He does not have any kids currently. In case there is new news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Viktor Hovland Career
An Amateur Career
While at college, he played college golf at Oklahoma State University. In 2014, he won the Norwegian Amateur Golf Championship. He went on to win the 2018 U.S. Amateur, the first Norwegian player to do so. This thus earned him invitations into the 2019 Masters Tournament, the 2019 U.S. Open, and the 2019 Open Championship. Next, he played in the 2018 Emirates Australian Open as an amateur where he finished tied for 13th place. Also, he was the low amateur in the 2019 Masters Tournament and finished three under par in a tie for 32nd.
With this performance, he rose to No. 1 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking. With a score of bo in the 2019 U.S. Open, he finished in 12th place as was low amateur. This became the lowest 72-hole score by an amateur in the U.S. Open, breaking the previous record of 282, set in 1960 by Jack Nicklaus. Moreover, 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. Because of his exemplary performance, he was the recipient of the Ben Hogan Award in 2019, awarded to the best college player in the United States.
A Professional Career
A Career in 2019
He turned professional following the 2019 U.S. Open and made his professional debut in June at the Travelers Championship. By doing so, he forfeited his automatic entry to the 2019 Open Championship. In August, he finished tied for second in the Albertsons Boise Open, part of the Kom Ferry Tour Finals. This finish thus secured him a PGA Tour card for the 2019-20 season. In the PGA Tour, he set a record for most consecutive rounds in the 60s with 19 lasting into the second round of the CJ Cup in South Korea.
A Career in 2020
Viktor became the first Norwegian to win on the PGA Tour when he won the Puerto Rico Open in February. He then picked up his second PGA Tour win in December and his first at a full-strength PGA Tour tournament, by birdieing the 72nd hole at the Mayakoba Golf Classic.
A Career in 2021
He went on to become the first Norwegian to win on the European Tour when he won the BMW International Open in June. In September, he played on the European team in the 2021 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin. Where the U.S. team won 19-9 and Viktor went 0-3-2 and tied his Sunday singles match against Collin Morikawa. Viktor then successfully defended his title in November at the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. He won by four strokes and set a tournament record of 23 under par. A month later, he won the Hero World Challenge by finishing at 18 under par, one shot ahead of Scottie Scheffler. This win cemented his new nickname as the “Resort King” of golf, as his first 5 professional wins were outside of the Contiguous United States, 4 of which were around the Caribbean Sea.
A Career in 2022
He started the year with a top-5 finish at the European Tour’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in January. The following week, he won the Slync.io Dubai Desert Classic; after shooting a final-round 66 and making a birdie on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to defeat Richard Bland. This win lifted him to No. 3 in the Official World Golf Ranking. Ping announced on July 7, that Viktor had signed a multi-year agreement with the brand.
Viktor Hovland Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 5ft 10inches (1.78m) and a weight of 75kg (165lbs).
Viktor Hovland’s Salary and Net Worth
He has a salary of $210,757 and a net worth of $15 million.