Viktor Hovland Biography

Viktor Hovland is a Norwegian-based professional golf player who plays for PGA Tour. He became one of the first Norwegian players to win the title of Puerto Rico Open 2020 on the PGA Tour. He also became one of the first players to win the European Tour of BMW International Open 2021. Hovland participated in the second PGA Tour and made his win in the Mayakoba Golf Classic 2020. He also won the title of U.S. Amateur 2018.

Early Life 

Viktor Hovland was born on 18th September 1997 and was brought up in Oslo, Norway. When he turned 11 years old, his father brought him clubs from the USA where he was working. It was his father who taught him to play golf and after that Viktor started practicing golf regularly at the indoor driving range. When Viktor was in high school in his hometown, his mother heard from his friends that college scholarships are available in the USA for golfers and this paved a way for him on the gold course. He went to Oklahoma State University and won the US Amateur.

Viktor Hovland Career

Amateur Career

In 2014, Hovland won the title of the Norwegian Amateur Golf Championship. He also played for U.S. Amateur 2018 and later won the title and became the first player to do so. Because of his performance, he earned invitations to play in the 2019 Masters Tournament, 2019 Open Championship, and 2019 U.S. Open. He played in the Emirates Australian Open 2018 and finished the game while being in 13th place.

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Hovland started playing non-professional as an amateur and became a low amateur while showing his presence for the 2019 Masters Tournament. With his performances, he raised his ranking to one World Amateur Golf Ranking. He finished the next game while being in 12th place and scored an amateur score of 280 due to his performance at the 2019 U.S. Open. He became the first player to earn the honor of low amateur during both masters and US Open in the same season after being achieved by Matt Kuchar in 1998.

Professional Career

Hovland started playing professionally after appearing in US Open in 2019. He started his professional career while making his debut for the Travelers Championship 2019. Through his performance, he fortified his entry into the 2019 Open Championship. In August 2019, he finished tied for second at the Albertsons Boise Open and later became part of the Korn Ferry Tour Finals. With his professional performances, he got the chance to secure himself a position in a PGA Tour for the 2019-20 season.

In February 2020, Hovland became the first person in Norwegian to win over the PGA Tour while making the title of Puerto Rico Open in his name. Later in December 2020, Hovland chose his second PGA Tour and made his full-strength PGA Tour Tournament by birdieing the 72nd hole at the Mayakoba Golf Classic. In June 2021, Hovland became the first person in Norwegian to win on the European Tour where he won the title of BMW International Open.

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Viktor Hovland Biography

Real Name Viktor Hovland
Birth Date September 18, 1997
Age (as of 2023) 25 Years
Birth Place Oslo, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Profession Golf Player
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Virgo

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 10” – in Centimeters – 178 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 75 kg  –  in Pounds –  165 lbs
Shoe Size 10 (U.S.)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Brown
Body Type Athletic

Viktor Hovland Family

Father Harald Hovland
Mother Galina Hovland
Sister
Brother

Qualification/Education

School
College Oklahoma State University

Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Who is his girlfriend? None

Personal life

Viktor Hovland doesn’t have a wife or girlfriend as of 2023. Although several portals reported that a beauty from his nation Kristin Sorsdal is his girlfriend, there is no solid evidence available for the same. He has not acknowledged any female in his life in a public place yet.

Viktor seems to focus on his golf career and he is merely 25 and has stepped back from his romantic life. He appears to be solely focusing on his golf career. There is not much information available on his related to his personal life and early educational years.

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Viktor Hovland Net Worth

Viktor Hovland is a 25-year-old professional golf player who plays professionally on the PGA Tour. He is estimated to have a net worth of around $5 million. Whatever he earns is supposed to come from his golf games which he plays professionally. This amount further involves his endorsements, promotional events, and prizes.

Trivia

  • On Wednesday night i.e. 22nd September 2021, Hovland along with his 11 teammates attended the Gala Dinner at the American Club in Wisconsin where most of the members came with their partners.
  • All the players were dressed in a way to impress and pose in a couple of photos.
  • Hovland who is believed to be single came alone and posed on the blue carpet. But he was not alone while posing for the pictures.
  • He made everyone put smiles on their faces when Sergio Garcia’s wife Angela Akins, and Vice-captain Henrik Stenson’s wife Emma Lofgren stood on each side of Hovland and posed in a way to kiss his cheek.
  • The 24-year-old boy blushed while posing in the picture and seemed to impress everyone on the occasion.

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