Viktor Hovland

Viktor Hovland

Height: 5'10" (1.78 m)
Weight: 165 (75 kg)
Age: 23 (September 18, 1997)
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Residence: Stillwater, Oklahoma

Education: Oklahoma State University
Turned Professional: 2019
City plays from: Oslo, Norway


Exempt Status


PGA TOURTournament winner (thru 2023-24)

Career Victories


PGA TOUR Victories (2):
2020 (1) Puerto Rico Open. 2021 (1) Mayakoba Golf Classic presented by UNIFIN.
International Victories (1):
2021 BMW International Open.

Player Statistics


Career Low Round:

63 - 2021 Mayakoba Golf Classic presented by UNIFIN (Round 3)

Career High FedExCup Rank:

#2 : 2021 World Golf Championships-Workday Championship at The Concession

Career High Official World Golf Rank:

#11 : 2021 Barbasol Championship

Career Largest Paycheck:

$1,296,000 : 2021 Mayakoba Golf Classic presented by UNIFIN (Finished 1)

2020-21 Season Highlights


PGA TOUR
Mayakoba Golf Classic presented by UNIFIN - Won the Mayakoba Golf Classic presented by UNIFIN, earning his second PGA TOUR title in his 35th career start. Birdied the 72nd hole to defeat Aaron Wise by one stroke. Became the fifth European player since World War II to win multiple TOUR titles before turning 24, joining Seve Ballesteros, Sergio Garcia, Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm. Led the field in Greens in Regulation Percentage (84.72 percent) and Birdies (25). Farmers Insurance Open - Held a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Farmers Insurance Open before finishing T2. Fell to 1-for-2 with the 36-hole lead/co-lead on TOUR. Marked his first career runner-up on TOUR and second top-two finish in three starts. Led the field in Birdies (22). World Golf Championships-Workday Championship at The Concession - Finished in a three-way tie for second at the World Golf Championships-Workday Championship at The Concession, his second career appearance in a WGC event. Valspar Championship - Making Valspar Championship debut, finished T3 for his fifth top-five of the season. Posted four rounds in the 60s (69-69-68-65). Led the field in Birdies (22). Wells Fargo Championship - Finished in a two-way tie for third at the Wells Fargo Championship, his second consecutive T3 on the PGA TOUR and sixth top-five of the season. Led the field in Birdies (22).

National Team Selections


Arnold Palmer Cup : 2017, 2018 Eisenhower Trophy : 2016, 2018

Career Records


PGA TOUR (Playoff Record: 0 - 0)
Season Events Rounds 1st 2nd 3rd Top 10 Top 25 Cuts Made Cuts Missed WD FedExCup Rank Earnings
Total: 50 177 2 2 3 10 26 43 6 1 $7,484,307
2021 20 67 1 2 2 6 12 18 1 1 8 $4,823,997
2020 20 74 1 1 3 9 17 3 20 $1,982,275
2019 5 20 1 4 5 $678,035
2019 5 (A) 16 1 3 2
(A) - Amateur

Top Tournaments


PGA TOUR
THE PLAYERS Championship Masters Tournament PGA Championship U.S. Open The Open Championship WGC-HSBC Champions WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play WGC-FedEx St. Jude Inv WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession
2021 CUT T30 T13 T12 T42 T2
2020 CNL T33 T59
2019 T32 T12
FedExCup Playoffs
THE NORTHERN TRUST Dell Technologies Championship BMW Championship TOUR Championship
2020 T18 T40 T20

Personal


  • Born and raised in Oslo, Norway where he is known for making history as the first Norwegian player to win the U.S. Amateur (2018) and the first player from Norway to compete in the Masters (2019).
  • Father, Harald, picked up golf while he was living and working in the United States (St. Louis) as an engineer. He brought golf clubs back to Norway and taught Viktor to play at age 11. Viktor spent most of the year practicing golf at an indoor driving range.
  • Competed at Oklahoma State with teammates Kristoffer Ventura and Matthew Wolff.
  • Learned English by watching movies, specifically historical dramas like "Lincoln" and "Amistad."
  • Grew up interested in soccer and taekwondo.
  • Loves metal music like Metallica, Tool and System of the Down.