Viktor Hovland

Viktor Hovland

Height: 5'10" (1.78 m)
Weight: 165 (75 kg)
Age: 25 (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 (2):
2022 Hero World Challenge. 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)

2022-23 Season Highlights


PGA 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.

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: 79 279 3 3 3 18 42 69 9 1 $13,517,973
2023 4 16 2 4 4 45 $940,430
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


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 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
2022 T20 T35 T15
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.