Who is PGA Championship star Viktor Hovland and does he have a girlfriend?
Unorthodox swinger Viktor Hovland is one of the best golfers in the world and he will be aiming for his first ever golf major later tonight.
The Norwegian youngster secured TWO PGA Tour victories in his first year as a professional golfer – and now he’s just two shots behind leader Brooke Koepka in the PGA Championship.
And he’s leading the wave of new golfers who are currently learning the rules of the game using YouTube, which explains his unique style of play to others on the course.
Learn more about his background here…
Who is Viktor Hovland?
Viktor Hovland was born on September 18, 1997 and was raised as an only child by mother Galina Hovland and father Harald Hovland.
Hovland, 25, lived in Norway where his mother took care of him while his father worked for a private company.
But eventually the family moved to Oklahoma, America so Viktor could have a better life.
And it was here that the Norwegian was introduced to golf by his father at the age of 11.
What did Viktor Hovland win?
Hovland attended Oklahoma State University and received an athletic scholarship for excellence in his major.
Especially when he was crowned champion of the Norwegian amateur golf championships in 2014.
Four years later, the talented youngster became the FIRST Norwegian to win the Amateur US Open and received invitations to the 2019 Masters tournament, the 2019 US Open and the 2019 Open Championships.
Despite tying for 32nd place with three under par at the 2019 Masters Open, his performance propelled him to number one in the world amateur golf rankings.
Additionally, Hovland’s low score of 280 at the 2019 US Open was the lowest 72-hole score by an amateur since Jack Nicklaus’ tally of 282 in 1960.
And he became the first player since Matt Kuchar in 1998 to win low amateur honors at both the Masters and US Open in the same season.
In 2020, however, Hovland became the first Norwegian to win on the PGA Tour when he won the Puerto Rico Open – followed by his second full-strength PGA Tour tournament triumph at the Mayakoba Golf Classic thanks to a birdie at 72. Hole.
Since then, Viktor has won the Europeann Tour, the BMW International Open, the Slync.io Dubai Desert Classic and the Hero World Challenge, where he earned the nickname “Resort King” as his first five professional wins came outside of the United States.
Does Viktor Hovland have a girlfriend?
It doesn’t appear that Hovland has a girlfriend.
He lives his life privately and there is no evidence on his social media that he is in a relationship.
What was said about Viktor Hovland?
Oklahoma State golf coach Alan Bratton admires Hovland’s willingness to be dispassionate about his game.
Bratton said: “I love his honesty – and get the confidence to be honest. To say, ‘I suck at chipping’? No tour player will make himself so vulnerable.”
“The first European Tour event Viktor competed in showed the double pump and top-of-the-backswing he does in a real loop.”
“My phone blew up because people were sending me snippets of it, so I called him and was like, ‘What are you doing? When did you start it?’ He said, “This morning.”
“He did it as practice and it felt good, so he used it.”