Golf World Reacts to Viktor Hovland’s Magical Shot at the Tour Championship 2021

Published 09/03/2021, 5:30 AM EDT
Jun 18, 2021; San Diego, California, USA; Viktor Hovland plays his shot from the 15th tee during the second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines Golf Course. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports


Every year, the PGA Tour pros give fans a handful of amazing shots they will never forget. This time, just as the Tour Championship began, Viktor Hovland made a beyond-impressive eagle, easily one of the best shots he’ll play in his career. Naturally, fans went berserk over as the ball made it in, marveling on social media about the same.

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As the FedExCup playoffs are ultimately a result of points accumulated throughout the PGA Tour season, the Norwegian icon started three-under. He quickly made it to the top three, a result of three impressive birdies. His bogey at fourth landed him in trouble, while his 334-yard drive on the par-four fifth landed him in the dirt behind the trees.

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To everyone’s marvel, he made a 128-yard shot over the tree, and converted it into an eagle.

Fans react to Viktor Hovland’s incredible shot

Without a doubt, fans were amazed at how the shot went in. Some spoke of luck, while others discussed how Hovland might never even be able to make the shot again.

Rory McIlroy also makes an impressive shot

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After ending in dirt after his tee shot on par-four Hole 4, McIlroy impressed everyone watching with his birdie. The 32-year-old’s straight shot made it past the bunker, landing 10 inches away from the hole.

The Tour Championship only welcomes 30 players from the earlier FedEx Cup events, also a culmination of points accumulated throughout the season. Playing against the best, every golfer has to bring do their best. As an additional bonus, the winner at the East Lake Golf Course in Atlanta will take home a $15 million prize money.

Jun 4, 2021; Dublin, Ohio, USA; Viktor Hovland hits his tee shot on the 18th hole during the conclusion of the rain-delayed first round of the Memorial Tournament golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

On the other hand, 23-year-old Hovland is looking to leave an unforgettable mark on the Tour. Having won two PGA Tour events — the 2020 Puerto Rico Open and the 2020 Mayakoba Golf Classic — he has also won the US Ametuer title in 2018. Having played each major once, his best result has been a T12 finish at the US Open (2019) and the Open Championship (2021).

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