Viktor Hovland

Viktor Hovland

Height: 5'10" (1.78 m)
Weight: 165 (75 kg)
Age: 24 (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 2024-25)

Career Victories


PGA TOUR Victories (3):
2020 (1) Puerto Rico Open. 2021 (1) Mayakoba Golf Classic presented by UNIFIN. 2022 (1) World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba.
International Victories (2):
2021 BMW International Open. 2022 Slync.io Dubai Desert Classic.
Other Victories (1):
2021 Hero World Challenge.

Player Statistics


Career Low Round:

62 - 2022 World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba (Round 3)

Career High FedExCup Rank:

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

Career High Official World Golf Rank:

#3 : 2022 Valspar Championship

Career Largest Paycheck:

$1,296,000 : 2022 World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba (Finished 1)

2021-22 Season Highlights


PGA TOUR
World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba - Won the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba for the second consecutive year, becoming the first player in tournament history to successfully defend a title and first to do so at any TOUR event since Brooks Koepka at the 2019 PGA Championship. Marked his third PGA TOUR title, with each of the three coming outside the United States. Improved to 2-for-2 with the 54-hole lead/co-lead on TOUR. Led the field in Birdies (28) and Par-5 Scoring Average (4.08). Hero World Challenge - In his first start since winning the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba, won the Hero World Challenge by one stroke over Scottie Scheffler. The unofficial victory came in his tournament debut, becoming the first player to win the event in his first appearance since Jon Rahm in 2018. Became the third consecutive European winner of the event (Rahm/2018, Henrik Stenson/2019). Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard - Held the outright lead after the second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard before finishing T2, his third career runner-up on TOUR and first since the 2021 WGC-Workday Championship. Fell to 1-for-3 with the 36-hole lead/co-lead in individual stroke play events on TOUR. THE PLAYERS Championship - Finished T9 at THE PLAYERS Championship, earning his third consecutive top-10 on the PGA TOUR.

National Team Selections


Ryder Cup : 2020 Olympic Games : 2020 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: 70 245 3 3 3 15 35 61 8 1 $11,702,980
2022 16 52 1 1 4 7 14 2 18 $3,993,899
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


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
2022 T9 T27 T41 CUT 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
2021 T43 T17 T5
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.