The Masters - Round One

Viktor Hovland

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Norway
Viktor Hovland
Viktor Hovland

Viktor Hovland

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Norway
PGA Championship Appearances
2
Best PGA Championship Finish
T30 (2021)
World Ranking
6
Age
23
Turned Pro
2019
Hometown
Oslo, Norway
College
Oklahoma State University
Height
5 ft 10 in
Weight
165 lbs

Bio

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.

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).

Grew up interested in soccer and taekwondo.

Learned English by watching movies, specifically historical dramas like "Lincoln" and "Amistad."

Competed at Oklahoma State with teammates Kristoffer Ventura and Matthew Wolff.

Loves metal music like Metallica, Tool and System of the Down.

Scorecard

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOT
Par 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 3 4 35 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 35 70
R1 4 3 4 5 5 3 4 3 4 35 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 35 70
R2 4 4 4 3 6 3 4 3 4 35 4 2 5 5 3 4 4 4 4 35 70
R3 5 4 4 4 5 2 5 3 5 37 5 3 4 5 4 4 4 4 5 38 75
R4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 5 36 5 4 4 4 3 3 4 3 4 34 70
Eagle+
Birdie
Bogey
Double+

Stats

Strokes Gained R1 R2 R3 R4 Rank
Off the Tee -0.092 0.804 0.472 0.258 32
Approach the Green 1.892 -0.557 0.403 0.925 31
Around the Green 0.596 -0.602 -0.363 0.741 47
Tee to Green 2.396 -0.354 0.512 1.926 36
Putting 0.437 2.957 -2.993 -0.585 56
TOTAL 2.833 2.603 -2.481 1.341 T41
Driving R1 R2 R3 R4 Rank
Average Driving Distance 353.0 326.6 306.1 308.4 34
Driving Accuracy 64.29% 78.57% 50.00% 64.29% T31
Longest Drive 394 392 325 325 16
Approach R1 R2 R3 R4 Rank
Greens in Regulation 72.22% 55.56% 55.56% 61.11% T18

Articles

Previous Performances

Year
Location
Finish
Year
2022
Location
Southern Hills Country Club
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Finish
T41
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOT
Par 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 3 4 35 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 35 70
R1 4 3 4 5 5 3 4 3 4 35 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 35 70
R2 4 4 4 3 6 3 4 3 4 35 4 2 5 5 3 4 4 4 4 35 70
R3 5 4 4 4 5 2 5 3 5 37 5 3 4 5 4 4 4 4 5 38 75
R4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 5 36 5 4 4 4 3 3 4 3 4 34 70
Eagle+
Birdie
Bogey
Double+
Year
2021
Location
The Ocean Course
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
Finish
T30
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOT
Par 4 5 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 36 4 5 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 36 72
R1 5 4 4 4 3 4 5 2 4 35 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 34 69
R2 3 5 5 6 3 3 5 3 4 37 4 4 4 6 4 5 4 3 4 38 75
R3 4 5 6 4 3 4 5 3 4 38 3 4 4 5 3 4 6 4 4 37 75
R4 3 5 3 4 3 3 6 3 4 34 4 5 5 4 4 4 4 3 4 37 71
Eagle+
Birdie
Bogey
Double+
Year
2020
Location
TPC Harding Park
San Francisco, California
Finish
T33
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOT
Par 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 4 35 5 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 35 70
R1 4 5 2 4 4 4 3 3 5 34 5 2 4 4 5 4 3 3 4 34 68
R2 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 35 4 3 4 5 5 4 4 3 4 36 71
R3 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 4 4 36 6 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 37 73
R4 4 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 4 34 4 3 4 4 3 4 3 3 4 32 66
Eagle+
Birdie
Bogey
Double+