Viktor Hovland joins star-studded lineup at Wentworth

Rising star Viktor Hovland will make his European Tour debut at Wentworth in the BMW PGA Championship.

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Tue, 10 Sep 2019
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Viktor Hovland hasn't been on the scene for long but many fans and golf professional believe he is destined for great things and possibly the future world No.1 of the sport.

The 21-year-old made a name for himself as an amateur, when he became the first Norwegian to win the US Amateur Championship in 2018, before finishing in 32nd in the Masters and T12 in the US Open in 2019. He was the lowest scoring amateur in both the majors he played in, helping him reach the No.1 spot in the World Amateur Ranking.

Following his stellar US Open performance, Hovland turned professional and has already got a top four finish to his name at the Wyndham Championship on the PGA Tour.

The Norwegian is now set to make his debut on the European Tour, after accepting an invite to play in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

Widely regarded as the European Tour's flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship is set to consist of the best field we have ever seen at the event, with names such as FedEx Cup champion Rory McIlroy, Open Champion Shane Lowry, three-time Rolex Series winner Jon Rahm, former world No.1 Justin Rose, as well as three Americans all making their debuts atthe tournament; Patrick Reed, Tony Finau and Billy Horschel.

Hovland said: “I’m really looking forward to my first professional appearance on the European Tour at Wentworth next week. The BMW PGA Championship is one of the biggest events in Europe and it is a tournament I would always watch growing up in Norway, so I’m excited to now get the chance to play in it.

“The tournament and the venue have so much history and the field is obviously very strong. I would love to play well and get my European Tour career off to a good start.”

The tournament takes place at Wentworth in Surrey from September 19-22. For more information and for tickets to the events, click here.

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