Viktor Hovland

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Thursday, 18 September, 1997


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Viktor Hovland Biography

Viktor Hovland is a Norwegian professional golfer who currently plays on the DP World Tour and PGA Tour

Hovland was born in Oslo on 18 September 1997 to Harald Hovland and Galina Hovland. 

He has one sibling, a brother called Mats Eriksen. 

Hovland reportedly began playing golf at the age of 11 when his father bought him his first set of clubs. 

He had a successful amateur career and in 2014 won the Norwegian Amateur Golf Championship. 

Four years later he won the coveted U.S. Amateur, becoming the first player from Norway to do so. It earned him invites into the 2019 Masters, U.S. Open and Open

Hovland attended Oklahoma State University. 

He turned professional following the aforementioned U.S. Open and made his PGA Tour debut at the Travelers Championship. 

At the time he turned professional he was ranked the No.1 amateur. 

It took him a little more than a year to earn his first victory on the circuit, which came at the 2020 Puerto Rico Open. His second victory came at the Mayakoba Golf Classic. 

Hovland captured his first win on the European Tour - which is now known as the DP World Tour - at the 2021 BMW International Open in Germany. 

He made his debut in the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in September 2021, representing the European side that was dismantled 19-9 by the U.S team led by Steve Stricker. 

Hovland also represented Norway in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. 

As of November 2022, Hovland has three PGA Tour wins and two victories on the DP World Tour. 

The highlights of his career so far include Hovland equalling Bob Estes' 1983 PGA Tour record of 17 consecutive rounds in the 60s. 

At the time of writing Hovland has never won a major championship. 

His best finish in his career thus far came at the 150th Open Championship in St. Andrews where he finished T-4. 

Hovland likes to keep a low-profile off the course. 

In 2022 he was not believed to have been dating anyone. 

Hovland is a PING staffer. He is also signed to clothing company J.Lindeberg. 

As of 2022, his net worth was believed to be in the region of $9m

This was boosted by the Hovland finishing 20th in the PGA Tour's 2022 Player Impact Program, earning $2m.

As of November 2022, Hovland had earned $13,399,973 in on-course earnings. 

His favourite golfer growing up was Sergio Garcia. His favourite course growing up was Valderrama. 

Outside of golf, Hovland is massively into music. His favourite genre is metal. His favourite bands are Metallica and System of a Down. 

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