Born:Sept 18, 1997 in Oslo, Norway.
Ryder Cup player (2021). Multiple wins on the US PGA and European Tours.
Hovland's immense golfing talent shone through as an amateur, during which time he won the US Amateur Championship in 2018. He also attained the world No.1 men's amateur ranking in 2019 and placed as the lowest scoring amateur in the 2019 Masters Tournament and US Open.
Hovland became the first Norwegian to win on the PGA Tour when he won the Puerto Rico Open in February 2020. When he lifted the BMW International Open trophy in June 2021, he became the first Norwegian player to win on the European Tour. His appearance in the Ryder Cup in 2021, was the first by a Norwegian.
Played as the Hero World Challenge (Dec 1-4; unofficial PGA Tour money event, hosted by Tiger Woods). Second-placed Scottie Scheffler (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Viktor Hovland (Nor). [Albany Resort, New Providence, Bahamas].
Played as the Slync.io Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 27-30). Viktor Hovland (Nor) beat Richard Bland (Eng) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-5 18th), to record his second European Tour win. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE]. Second of five Rolex Series events on the 2022 European (DP World) Tour.
Played as the Hero World Challenge (Dec 2-5; unofficial PGA Tour money event, hosted by Tiger Woods). Second-placed Scottie Scheffler (USA) finished 1 shot behind Viktor Hovland (Nor). Hovland started the final round six shots behind Collin Morikawa (USA), who held a five shot lead after the third round. [Albany Resort, New Providence, Bahamas].
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Played as the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba (Nov 4-7; PGA Tr 2021/22 season). Second-placed Carlos Ortiz (Mex) finished 4 shots behind defending champion Viktor Hovland (Nor). [El Camaleón course, Mayakoba Resort, Riviera Maya, Mexico].
Played as the BMW International Open (June 24-27). Second-placed Martin Kaymer (Ger) finished 2 shots behind 23-year-old Viktor Hovland (Nor), who recorded his first European Tour win in his 17th start on the Tour. Hovland, already a two-time winner on the US PGA Tour, became the first ever Norwegian winner on the European Tour. [Golfclub München Eichenried, nr Munich, Germany].
Played as the Mayakoba Golf Classic (Dec 3-6; PGA Tour 2020/21 season). Second-placed Aaron Wise (USA) finished 1 shot behind Viktor Hovland (Nor), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [El Camaleón course, Mayakoba Resort, Riviera Maya, Mexico].
Played as the Puerto Rico Open (Feb 20-23). Second-placed Josh Teater (USA) finished 1 shot behind 22-year-old Viktor Hovland (Nor), who recorded his first PGA Tour win in his 17th start on the Tour. [Championship course, Grand Reserve GC, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico].
The US Amateur Championship (118th) (Aug 13-19). 20-year-old Viktor Hovland (Nor) beat 18-year-old Devon Bling (USA) 6 and 5 in the 36-hole final, to win the Havermeyer Trophy. [Pebble Beach Golf Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA].
Tournament of Champions: the PGA Tour’s calendar-year starts, as it has done since 1999, with this iconic event in Hawaii. The field is drawn from players who won a PGA Tour event in 2022, or were amongst the top 30 in last year’s FedEx Cup final standings (Jan 6-9).
Desert Swing: the European (DP World) Tour launches into 2023 with three events in its UAE “Desert Swing”. Up first is the Abu Dhabi Championship (Jan 19-22), followed by the Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 26-29) and the Ras Al Kaimah Championship (Feb 2-5).
Kathy Whitworth: the end of 2022 saw the passing of LPGA Tour legend Kathy Whitworth. Her 88 LPGA Tour victories is more than achieved by any other golfer on either the LPGA or PGA Tours. Amongst her victories were six major championship titles.
Barry Lane: the golfing world was also saddened by the passing of Barry Lane, one of the European Tour and European Senior Tours most popular players. Enjoying success on both Tours, Lane was know for his excellent ball-striking and amiable personality.
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