An accomplished Norwegian professional golfer Viktor Hovland has made significant strides in his career on both the European Tour and PGA Tour.
Known for his exceptional skill and talent, Hovland has undoubtedly made a name for himself in the world of golf.
His prowess became evident in 2018 when he won the prestigious US Amateur Championship.
Between November 8, 2021, and August 15, 2022, Hovland spent a total of 54 weeks ranked within the top 10 players in the world.
He is currently ranked 11th in the world as of the most recent May 15 world rankings, which is a significant drop in the ranking considering his March 14, 2022, ranking of #3 with 7.642 world ranking points.
|18 September 1997
|26 Years Old
|Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States
|Julie Hovland and Mats Eriksen Hovland
|Kristin Sorsdal (Rumored)
|5 ft 10 in/178 cm/1.78 m
|165 lbs./75 kg
|WANG Toppidrett, Oklahoma State University
|Metallica, Tool, System Of Down
|Favorite European Course
|$12 and $15 Million
Early Life & Education
Viktor Hovland was born on 18 September 1997 in Oslo, Norway, to Harald and Gelina Hovland.
He grew up with his two siblings, Julie Hovland and Mats Eriksen Hovland, and began playing golf at 11 after his father brought him clubs.
His father, who worked in the States then and it was his father who taught Viktor how to play, and he regularly practiced at an indoor driving range.
Hovland attended WANG Toppidrett High School back home in Norway and then, for further studies, traveled to the States and enrolled at Oklahoma State University.
He played college golf in Oklahoma for four years and subsequently turned pro in 2019.
Viktor Hovland carved his name in golf history with an impressive win at the 2018 US Amateur Championship.
He became the first-ever Norwegian player to clinch the coveted title, propelling himself onto the international golfing stage.
In 2019, Viktor showcased his skills at the Master’s Tournament, the US Open, and the Open Championship.
After participating in the 2019 US Open, Hovland turned pro, signaling a new chapter in his career.
He made his professional debut in June of that year at the Travelers Championship.
Nevertheless, his decision to turn pro meant forfeiting his automatic entry to the 2019 Open Championship.
His first win as a pro came in February 2020 after winning the Puerto Rico Open. With this win, he became the first Norwegian to win on the PGA Tour.
Some sources claim that Viktor is in a relationship with a Norwegian woman named Kristin Sørsdal, which seems far from the truth.
Because there are no mentions or indications of him dating anyone on his social media.
So with no credible sources backing this rumor, it is safe to say that the golfer is currently single and enjoying his bachelor life.
During the 2021 Ryder Cup, Viktor garnered attention for being one of the only two players without a girlfriend or wife present.
This became a topic of discussion among his fans, as both he and English golfer Matt Fitzpatrick were included in photos from the gala dinner party featuring the spouses and girlfriends of the European team.
It seemed like they were enjoying themselves and embracing the camaraderie among the players and their significant others.
Overall, Hovland’s personal life remains private, and he seems focused on his professional career without publicly discussing his romantic relationships.
Net Worth & Earnings
As of February 2024, Viktor Hovland’s net worth is estimated to be between $12 and $15 million.
He turned pro just in 2019 and has already amassed a sizable amount to live a luxurious lifestyle.
His major income sources are prize money and brand endorsement deals.
Some sources claim that he earns a $210,000 basic salary each year with win bonuses on top of that.
As of this writing, he has earned $7.5 million from the PGA Tour and close to $2 million from the European Tour.
Unknown Facts About Viktor Hovland
- Hovland learned English by watching movies, including the historical dramas ‘Lincoln’ and ‘Amistad.’
- He attended Oklahoma State University, just like Rickie Fowler, where he was a teammate of Matthew Wolff.
- He won the Ben Hogan Award in 2019 and was a three-time All-American at college.
- Growing up, he was interested in taekwondo and soccer.
- Hovland represented his country Norway at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)
What happened to Viktor Hovland?
In 2021, Viktor withdrew from the U.S. Open. after getting sand in his eyes.