Viktor Hovland

Viktor Hovland

26-Year-Old Golfer
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2022–23 Fantasy Outlook
Hovland has been a top-five ball-striker in the world since he started on Tour three years ago. The one thing that will continue to stand out until changes are made is his short game. It was really bad this past season, as he lost over 0.65 strokes per round, which ranked 191st on the PGA Tour. Hovland's putter has gone from a weakness to a stregnth now, so if he can find a way to just not be terrible around the greens then his results will be very scary. Hovland has won in all three seasons and has only missed seven cuts in that timespan. His T4 finish at the Open Championship after fading on Sunday is his only top-10 finish in a major to this point, however. Hovland's ball-striking makes his floor very high, but his ceiling is still a question until he can figure out the short game. Read Past Outlooks
Continues to shine
September 18, 2023
Hovland closed with a five-under 67 in the final round to finish in solo fifth place at the BMW PGA Championship.
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Hovland was making his first start since his rapid close to the PGA Tour season which saw him win the BMW Championship and Tour Championship to lock up the FedExCup. After uncharacteristically struggling with his driving the first few days, Hovland led the field in driving accuracy on Sunday to make six birdies against just one bogey. Hovland will likely play a few more DP World Tour events this fall and try to move up from eighth in the Race to Dubai. First things first, however, Hovland will be looking to help the European Ryder Cup team win back the cup in Rome.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2022
2020
2019
There's never been a shortage of hype surrounding Hovland and while he's been a solid player on the PGA Tour since day one, entering his second full season on tour, he'd yet to really show what he had. Sure, he won the Puerto Rico Open as a rookie, but he didn't splash like many expected ... until 2020-21. Hovland not only picked up another win in year-two, but he added two runner-ups and two 3rd-place finishes on his way to more than $5 million. The jump to the $5 million club was quick, after all, the 2020-21 season was just his second on the PGA Tour and although the bar was set high, Hovland has the game to take it even higher. Considering his number for this season, Hovland can't be considered a great salary cap play, but he's definitely in the "good" camp.
Many young players on the PGA Tour struggle with consistency, but that's never been the issue for Hovland. Hovland has finished inside the top 25 in half of his 24 starts as a professional on the PGA Tour. He also picked-up his first win on the PGA Tour this past season and while that win came against a weaker field, the "real" wins are coming. Hovland's cap number is not discounted much from the shortened season, but he's still a bargain at his current price.
Hovland doesn't need much of an introduction after a T12 at the U.S. Open in June preceded four consecutive finishes of T16 or better to end the regular season, culminating with a solo-fourth at the Wyndham Championship. The Oklahoma State product failed to record a win like his fellow Class of '19 compadres, Matthew Wolff and Collin Morikawa, but expect Hovland to land in the winner's circle soon enough. He gained at least 8.4 strokes from tee to green throughout his last three starts on the PGA Tour before securing his card with results of T11-T2 at the Korn Ferry Tour Finals.
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Dominates to win FedExCup
August 27, 2023
Hovland won the TOUR Championship and FedExCup after shooting a seven-under 63 in the final round.
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Wins BMW Championship
August 20, 2023
Hovland fired a final round nine-under 61 to claim the victory at the BMW Championship by two shots.
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Fades outside top-10 on Sunday
August 14, 2023
Hovland finished in a share of 13th place after shooting a one-under 69 in the final round of the FedEx St. Jude Championship.
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Top-15 finish at Royal Liverpool
July 24, 2023
Hovland fell into a share of 13th place after shooting a two-over 73 in the final round of the Open Championship.
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Hangs on for top-25 in Scotland
July 16, 2023
Hovland finished in a share of 25th place at the Genesis Scottish Open after a two-over 72 in the final round.
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