Viktor Hovland

Viktor Hovland

Height: 5'10" (1.78 m)
Weight: 165 (75 kg)
Age: 26 (September 18, 1997)
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Residence: Stillwater, Oklahoma

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

Exempt Status

PGA TOURWinner, the Memorial Tournament (thru 2027-28)

Career Victories

PGA TOUR Victories (6):
2020 (1) Puerto Rico Open. 2021 (1) Mayakoba Golf Classic presented by UNIFIN. 2022 (1) World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba. 2023 (3) the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday, BMW Championship, TOUR Championship.
International Victories (2):
2021 BMW International Open. 2022 Dubai Desert Classic.
Other Victories (2):
2022 Hero World Challenge. 2021 Hero World Challenge.

Player Statistics

Career Low Round:

61 - 2023 BMW Championship (Round 4)

Career High FedExCup Rank:

#1 : 2023 TOUR Championship

Career High Official World Golf Rank:

#3 : 2022 Valspar Championship

Career Largest Paycheck:

$3,600,000 : 2023 BMW Championship (Finished 1)

2022-23 Season Highlights

Won his first FedExCup title and earned three victories, with wins at the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday, BMW Championship and TOUR Championship. Was his first multiple-win season on TOUR. Memorial Tournament presented by Workday and the BMW Championship, earning his first multiple-win season on TOUR.

ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP - Finished T5 at the ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP in his season debut. Made two eagles, tied for most in the field. World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba - Finished T10 as the two-time defending champion at the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba. THE PLAYERS Championship - Finished T3 at THE PLAYERS Championship, his second consecutive top-10 at the event. Masters Tournament - Held a share of the lead after the first round of the Masters Tournament and went on to finish T7, his first career top-10 at the event. PGA Championship - Held a share of the 36-hole lead at the PGA Championship and went on to finish T2, his fourth career runner-up on TOUR and first in a major championship. the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday - Defeated Denny McCarthy in a playoff to win the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday, earning his fourth PGA TOUR title in his 91st start at the age of 25 years, 8 months, 17 days. 72-hole total of 281 was the highest by a PGA TOUR winner since Scottie Scheffler at the 2022 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard (283). With scores of 71-71-69-70, became the first player to record four scores of 69 or higher and go on to win since Phil Mickelson at the 2021 PGA Championship and the first outside of a major since Brandt Snedeker at the 2016 Farmers Insurance Open. BMW Championship - Carded a final-round 61, including a 28 on the back nine, to win the BMW Championship by two strokes over third-round co-leaders Matt Fitzpatrick and Scottie Scheffler. Earned his sixth PGA TOUR title in his 97th PGA TOUR start. Final-round 61 was his first score of 61 or better on TOUR and the lowest finish by a winner on TOUR since Tom Kim at the 2022 Wyndham Championship (61). Was the first score of 61 or better in the final round in FedExCup Playoffs history. Carded 10 birdies in the final round, his first career round on TOUR with 10 birdies or more. TOUR Championship - Won the TOUR Championship by five strokes over Xander Schauffele to earn his first FedExCup title. Entered the week No. 2 in the FedExCup standings, beginning at 8-under via FedExCup Starting Strokes, and tied Schauffele for the lowest 72-hole score of any player in the field. Ryder Cup - Compiled a 3-0-1 record in Team Europe's 16.5-11.5 victory over the United States at the Ryder Cup. Made his second consecutive appearance at the Ryder Cup. Was 2-0-0 in Foursomes and 0-1-1 in Four-ball. Defeated Collin Morikawa, 4 and 3, in Singles.

National Team Selections

Ryder Cup : 2020, 2023 Olympic Games : 2020 Arnold Palmer Cup : 2017, 2018 Eisenhower Trophy : 2016, 2018

Career Records

PGA TOUR (Playoff Record: 2 - 0)
Season Events Rounds 1st 2nd 3rd Top 10 Top 25 Cuts Made Cuts Missed WD FedExCup Rank Earnings
Total: 98 351 6 4 4 25 56 88 9 1 $26,689,778
2023 23 88 3 1 1 9 18 23 1 $14,112,235
2022 21 70 1 1 5 10 18 3 14 $4,868,461
2021 24 83 1 2 2 7 14 22 1 1 5 $5,048,772
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

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
2023 T3 T7 T2 19 T13 T31
2022 T9 T27 T41 CUT T4 T18
2021 CUT T30 T13 T12 T42 T36 T2
2020 CNL T33 T59
2019 T32 T12
FedExCup Playoffs
FedEx St. Jude Championship Dell Technologies Championship BMW Championship TOUR Championship
2023 T13 1 1 (P)
2022 T20 T35 T15
2021 T43 T17 T5
2020 T18 T40 T20


  • 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.
  • 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.