Viktor Hovland has arrived on golf’s biggest stage. He came, he saw, and he conquered. Viktor Hovland: Viktorious at Tour Championship in Georgia. Viktor Hovland is the 2023 Fed Ex Champion. Donald Trump was arraigned down the road on indictment charges for attempting to rig the Presidential election in 2020. East Lake is a big time golf course with a rich history involving the greats like Bobby Jones. Unlike Donald Trump Viktor was a real winner and not a cheat. Is there anything worse than someone who cheats at golf? Probably, but it does not sit well with me and says something about some Americans.
Scandinavian Golfing Greatness In Viktor Hovland
The young Norwegian champ has been catching the eye with his swashbuckling play for a few years now. Still, just 25 years old, the Scandinavian golfer with the physique of a gymnast has a winning smile. You watch Viktor Hovland play the game of golf at the highest level and you just feel good observing how the game should be played. No surly edges just unadulterated commitment and brilliance. Xander Schaufele was great down the stretch in applying real pressure but could not quite get there from 6 shots back. Everyone else was playing for third and worse.
What about that clutch par putt on the 14th hole by Viktor!
Viktor Hovland Had 18 Million Reasons To Smile
Viktor had 18 million reasons to smile but you get the feeling he would proffer a genuine smile if playing for fun with his mates. Golf is a tough game, as the rest of us hackers and triers well know. Whilst golfing royalty like Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Scottie Scheffler and Collin Morikawa struggled to get the little white ball in the hole Viktor sailed above them rarely making a bogey. Back to back victories on the biggest stage in golf and up against the greatest golfers of the age has franked Viktor Hovland as belonging on the very top shelf.
“Viktor Hovland wins Tour Championship to capture 2023 FedEx Cup title: How he secured sixth career PGA Tour title. Viktor Hovland won the Tour Championship on Sunday with a 7-under-par 63 to secure the 2023 FedEx Cup crown.”
Major Victories To Come
Viktor has turned his short game inadequacies around and vaulted up golf’s leaderboard on this basis. I confidently predict major victories for Viktor next year and beyond. I like to watch a player who gives it everything and doesn’t ponce around with a sense of entitlement. Golf can make one humble, as most golfers well know. Unlike Donald Trump, Viktor Hovland is the real deal. No need for hot air and copious lies, the cool climate Hovland gets the job done in style.
Viktor Hovland’s Record
PGA TOUR Victories (6):
2020 (1) Puerto Rico Open. 2021 (1) Mayakoba Golf Classic presented by UNIFIN. 2022 (1) World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba. 2023 (3) the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday, BMW Championship, TOUR Championship.
International Victories (2):
2021 BMW International Open. 2022 Slync.io Dubai Desert Classic.
Other Victories (2):
2022 Hero World Challenge. 2021 Hero World Challenge.
Career Low Round:
61 – 2023 BMW Championship (Round 4)
Career High FedExCup Rank:
#1 : 2023 TOUR Championship
Career High Official World Golf Rank:
#3 : 2022 Valspar Championship
Career Largest Paycheck:
$3,600,000 : 2023 BMW Championship (Finished 1)
2022-23 Season Highlights
Won his first FedExCup title and earned three victories, with wins at the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday, BMW Championship and TOUR Championship. Was his first multiple-win season on TOUR. Memorial Tournament presented by Workday and the BMW Championship, earning his first multiple-win season on 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. THE PLAYERS Championship – Finished T3 at THE PLAYERS Championship, his second consecutive top-10 at the event. Masters Tournament – Held a share of the lead after the first round of the Masters Tournament and went on to finish T7, his first career top-10 at the event. PGA Championship – Held a share of the 36-hole lead at the PGA Championship and went on to finish T2, his fourth career runner-up on TOUR and first in a major championship. the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday – Defeated Denny McCarthy in a playoff to win the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday, earning his fourth PGA TOUR title in his 91st start at the age of 25 years, 8 months, 17 days. 72-hole total of 281 was the highest by a PGA TOUR winner since Scottie Scheffler at the 2022 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard (283). With scores of 71-71-69-70, became the first player to record four scores of 69 or higher and go on to win since Phil Mickelson at the 2021 PGA Championship and the first outside of a major since Brandt Snedeker at the 2016 Farmers Insurance Open. BMW Championship – Carded a final-round 61, including a 28 on the back nine, to win the BMW Championship by two strokes over third-round co-leaders Matt Fitzpatrick and Scottie Scheffler. Earned his sixth PGA TOUR title in his 97th PGA TOUR start. Final-round 61 was his first score of 61 or better on TOUR and the lowest finish by a winner on TOUR since Tom Kim at the 2022 Wyndham Championship (61). Was the first score of 61 or better in the final round in FedExCup Playoffs history. Carded 10 birdies in the final round, his first career round on TOUR with 10 birdies or more. TOUR Championship – Won the TOUR Championship by five strokes over Xander Schauffele to earn his first FedExCup title. Entered the week No. 2 in the FedExCup standings, beginning at 8-under via FedExCup Starting Strokes, and tied Xander Schauffele for the lowest 72-hole score of any player in the field.
National Team Selections
Ryder Cup : 2020 Olympic Games : 2020 Arnold Palmer Cup : 2017, 2018 Eisenhower Trophy : 2016, 2018