|Born||18 September 1997|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||165 lb (75 kg)|
|Residence||Stillwater, Oklahoma, U.S.|
|College||Oklahoma State University|
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Highest ranking||10 (1 August 2021)|
(as of 19 September 2021)
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||T21: 2021|
|PGA Championship||T30: 2021|
|U.S. Open||T12: 2019|
|The Open Championship||T12: 2021|
Viktor Hovland (born 18 September 1997) is a Norwegian professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. 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. Hovland picked up his second PGA Tour win when he won the 2020 Mayakoba Golf Classic. He also won the 2018 U.S. Amateur.
Hovland won the 2018 U.S. Amateur, the first Norwegian player to do so, and earned 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.
Hovland was the low amateur in the 2019 Masters Tournament, 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. Hovland set a PGA Tour record for most consecutive rounds in the 60s with 19 lasting into the second round of the CJ Cup in South Korea.
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.
- 2013 Norgescup 7, Team Norway Junior Tour 6
- 2014 Alcaidesa Winter Open, Titleist Tour 2, Norwegian Amateur Golf Championship
- 2014 Jason Floyd Junior Golf Tour, The San Roque Club Triple A Series
- 2018 Valspar Collegiate, U.S. Amateur, Royal Oaks Intercollegiate
- 2019 The Prestige
Professional wins (3)
PGA Tour wins (2)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||23 Feb 2020||Puerto Rico Open||−20 (68-66-64-70=268)||1 stroke||Josh Teater|
|2||6 Dec 2020||Mayakoba Golf Classic||−20 (67-69-63-65=264)||1 stroke||Aaron Wise|
European Tour wins (1)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||27 Jun 2021||BMW International Open||−19 (68-67-64-70=269)||2 strokes||Martin Kaymer|
Results in major championships
Results not in chronological order in 2020.
|The Open Championship||NT||T12|
LA = Low amateur
"T" = tied for place
WD = withdrew
NT = No tournament due to COVID-19 pandemic
Results in The Players Championship
|The Players Championship||CUT|
CUT = missed the halfway cut
Results in World Golf Championships
1Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
NT = No tournament
"T" = Tied
- Summer Youth Olympics (representing Norway): 2014
- Jacques Léglise Trophy (representing Continental Europe): 2015 (tie)
- European Amateur Team Championship (representing Norway): 2016, 2017
- Eisenhower Trophy (representing Norway): 2016, 2018
- Arnold Palmer Cup (representing Europe): 2017, 2018
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