Viktor Hovland Surpasses Tiger Woods in This Incredible Golf Stat

Published 11/09/2021, 9:43 AM EST
DORAL, FL – MARCH 06: Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the seventh hole during the first round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral on March 6, 2014 in Doral, Florida. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)


Viktor Hovland is one of the most promising young golfers on the PGA Tour. He recently won the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba. Moreover, with this win, Hovland has created and broken plenty of records. Meanwhile, with this victory, he has also made a surge in the Official World Golf Rankings. 

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Hovland carded a final round 67 and won his third PGA Tour in his career. He became the first player to retain the Mayakoba Golf Classic trophy, as had won this trophy in 2020 as well. Meanwhile, Viktor recently achieved a tremendous feat and surpassed Tiger Woods, and topped the list. So let us have a look at it. 

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Viktor Hovland goes past Tiger Woods in this incredible stat

The Norwegian golfer recently won his 3rd PGA Tour at El Camaleon in Mexico. Hence, he made a surge in the rankings and got into the top-10 of the OWGR. Moreover, recently Nosferatu, a well-known Twitter account for stats in the golfing world, made a tweet about Viktor’s incredible stat. 

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According to him, from 113 competitive weeks (excluding pandemic pause) since Viktor turned pro in June 2019. He played 61 events, earning 55 OWGR points, which is greater than 90%. Meanwhile, Viktor has 90.2% in total after 113 weeks. He is the highest when it comes to the percentage of events played while earning OWGR points after 113 weeks as a pro. 

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Meanwhile, the legendary golfer Tiger Woods is second on the list as he has 88.2%. Tiger’s success, especially early in his career, was unfathomable, and Hovland seems to have just surpassed the legend. Moreover, Collin Morikawa is in third place with 84.2%, while Jordan Spieth, with 82.5%, occupies the fourth spot. 

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

Furthermore, the Spanish golfer and current world no.1, according to OWGR Jon Rahm, is in fifth place with 81.1% of events played while earning OWGR points after 113 weeks as a pro. 

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So the young Viktor Hovland has surpassed all these prominent names and has topped in this incredible stat. But going ahead, consistency is going to be a key factor for him. So it will be interesting to see how exactly his career graph progresses.  

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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