Viktor Hovland

Viktor Hovland

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

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


Exempt Status


PGA TOURTournament winner (thru 2022-23)

Career Victories


PGA TOUR Victories (1):
2020 (1) Puerto Rico Open.

Player Statistics


Career Low Round:

63 - 2020 Travelers Championship (Round 1)

Career High FedExCup Rank:

#10 : 2020 A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier

Career High Official World Golf Rank:

#29 : 2021 U.S. Open

Career Largest Paycheck:

$540,000 : 2020 Puerto Rico Open (Finished 1)

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: 31 114 1 1 4 15 26 5 $2,871,067
2021 1 4 1 1 24 $210,757
2020 20 74 1 1 3 9 17 3 20 $1,982,275
2019 5 20 1 4 5 $678,035
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-Mexico WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play WGC-FedEx St. Jude Inv
2021 T13
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.