Viktor Hovland

Viktor Hovland

25-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
T18 showing at Kapalua
January 8, 2023
Hovland fired a seven-under 66 in the final round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions to move into a tie for 18th place.
ANALYSIS
This was the third straight year that Hovland came into the Tournament of Champions off a win to close the previous year. Hovland certainly did not have quite the same consistency that he showed last month at the Hero World Challenge, struggling a bit off the tee and with the putter. The 25-year-old has yet to really figure out Kapalua with finishes of T31-T30-T18 in three career starts. Hovland is not making the trip over to Honolulu for the Sony Open.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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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Goes back-to-back in Bahamas
December 4, 2022
Hovland won the Hero World Challenge by two strokes after shooting a three-under 69 in the final round.
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Settles for T10 at Mayakoba
November 6, 2022
Hovland fell into a share of 10th place after shooting a three-under 68 in the final round of the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba.
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T4 in driving accuracy at Congaree
October 25, 2022
Hovland closed with an even-par 71 on Sunday at THE CJ CUP in South Carolina to finish seven-under and tied for 21st.
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Posts four rounds in the 60s
October 16, 2022
Hovland carded a one-under 69 in the final round of the ZOZO Championship to finish tied for fifth place.
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Surges with Sunday 65
August 22, 2022
Hovland closed with a six-under 65 in the final round of the BMW Championship to finish tied for 35th place.
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