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Viktor Hovland

Viktor

In a meteoric rise, Hovland reached world No 3 in January with victory at the Slync.io Dubai Desert Classic.

In a meteoric rise, Hovland reached world No 3 in January with victory at the Slync.io Dubai Desert Classic.

As a rookie professional, the Norwegian won twice on the 2020 PGA Tour, then opened his DP World Tour account at the 2021 BMW International Open.

That was followed by a joint 12th place finish on his Open debut at Royal St George's, an impressive first Ryder Cup cap, which included halving his singles against Open champion Collin Morikawa, and then two more victories - a successful defence of the event at Mayakoba and on his next start a one-stroke success at the Hero World Challenge.

After becoming the first Norwegian to win the U.S. Amateur title in 2018, he was low amateur in finishing joint 32nd at the following year’s Masters – it made him No 1 on the amateur world rankings – then improved 20 spots on that in the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach two months later with a four under par total of 280 which by two strokes broke the Championship record for an amateur set by Jack Nicklaus in 1960.

He decided to turn professional rather than travel to The Open at Royal Portrush and tasted his first success at the Puerto Rico Open.

Venue
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
Royal St George's 2021
T12
68
71
69
66
274
-6

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