Viktor Hovland is making a welcome appearance on the
European Tour DP World Tour in Abu Dhabi this week, and he has already made a big impression prior to even reaching the first tee at Yas Links this week.
Hovland, 24, took to the range with a pair of black socks (which will come onto shortly) and some rather eye-catching calves that even Phil Mickelson would be proud to be showing off to the masses.
CHECK OUT HOVLAND'S CALVES IN THE POST ABOVE AND PHIL MICKELSON'S IN THE POST BELOW
MICKELSON’S CALVES— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 20, 2019
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"Phil Mickelson will love those calves," commented one golf fan.
"That boy thicc!!" wrote another.
"Calves activated," said one fan.
"He must have hit that ball like 450 yards," replied another.
Golf fans were also quick to comment on Hovland's choice of black socks in the DP World Tour's post.
Now you might think what is all the fuss about a pair of black socks, but actually you would be wrong as one golfer recently got kicked out of his golf club for wearing a pair of them.
"Love the black socks," commented one golf fan.
"Interesting pair of socks," said another.
"Need to get this dude some better socks," wrote one fan.
"Black socks rock," replied another.
"JL need to sort Viktor with some socks," said one fan.
Despite his superb end-of-season form in 2021, Hovland fell out the gates in his first tournament of the season when finishing tied 30th alongside Mickelson in a 38-man field at the Tournament of Champions.
Hovland starts as the third favourite this week as he looks to capture his second DP World Tour title having won the 2021 BMW International Open.
The World No.7 has also won three times on the PGA Tour following victories at 2020 Puerto Rico Open, 2020 Mayakoba Golf Classic and 2021 World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba.