Viktor Hovland

Viktor Hovland 2023: Net worth, salary, and endorsements

Hailing from Norway, Viktor Hovland is a professional golfer on the PGA Tour. In 2020, he became the first Norwegian to bag a win on the PGA Tour.

Regarded as the rising star of golf, Hovland has already registered stunning wins in golfing tournaments and has also made his mark in majors. Let's dive in to learn more about the Norwegian pro!

Early life and family

Viktor Hovland was born in Oslo, Norway. His father, Harald, had become interested in the game while he was working in the US. He then exposed his son to the game, bringing back a set of clubs for him.

An ardent social media user, Viktor Hovland?s?Instagram,?revolves around a few celebratory posts of his recent wins. However, boasting close to 500k followers, he uses his Instagram to pertain to his sponsorship and endorsement deals.

Amateur career

Viktor Hovland first started playing college golf at Oklahoma State University. He made a breakthrough, winning the Norwegian Amateur Golf Championship. He created history in 2018 when he became the first Norwegian player to win the U. S Open Amateur championship. His win earned him an entry into the 2019 Open Championship, the 2019 Masters Tournament, and the 2019 U.S. Championship. He also tied for 13 places in the 2018 Australian Open.

Viktor Hovland ranked World No. 1 in the Amateur golf ranking, courtesy of his remarkable performance in the 2019 Masters.? Notably, he featured as a low amateur in that tournament.

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He also featured in the 2019 U.S. Open and took over Jack Nicklaus? record of the lowest 72-hole score by an amateur, scoring 280 to Jack?s 282 in 1960. With a breath-taking display in both the Masters and the U.S. Open, he arranged the record books to become the first player since Matt Kuchar to receive honors in both tournaments. He also won the Ben Hogan Award, which is given to the best college player in the US.

Professional career

Famed as golf?s uprising talent, Viktor Hovland turned professional in 2019. As a professional, he first played at the Travelers Championship.

Viktor Hovland earned his PGA Tour card for the 2019-2020 season after his performance at the Albertsons Boise Open. His first win on the Tour came at the Puerto Rico Open in 2020. With that, he became the first Norwegian to win on the PGA Tour. The same year, Viktor also recorded a win at the Mayakoba Golf Classic, his second win on the Tour.

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Viktor Hovland also made?history?on the European Tour in 2021. Following his victory at the BMW International Open, he became the first Norwegian to win on this Tour. He then went on to defend the title at the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba in Mexico's Playa del Carmen. He further won the Hero World Challenge that year.

In 2022, Hovland rose to World No. 3 on the Official World Golf Rankings after successfully winning the Slync.io Dubai Desert Classic. Later that year, he successfully defended the Hero World Challenge, becoming the only golfer since Tiger Woods to get consecutive wins in the tournament.?2023 saw Hovland register a win at the coveted Memorial Tournament in Muirfield, edging past Denny McCarthy to do so.

Appearances in major events

His best finish at the Open Championship came in 2022, as he tied for the 4th position. In 2023, he was in contention for the Masters and the PGA Championship title but ultimately failed to win. He tied for the 7th place in Augusta National. Meanwhile, the PGA Championship at Oakhill saw him tie for the 2nd place, two strokes behind winner Brooks Koepka.

Team appearances

Viktor Hovland played at the 2021?Ryder Cup, representing Team Europe. While Team U.S.A. recorded a comfortable victory, Viktor scored 0-3-2, tying his Sunday singles match with Collin Morikawa.

Net worth and endorsements

Per Celebrity Net Worth, Viktor Hovland boasts a $15 million?net worth. Most of his income is generated from his on-course earnings over the years as both an amateur and professional golfer. However, he also earns through various sponsorships and endorsements.

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Viktor is the brand ambassador of?Pareto Securities, an Independent Full-Service Bank. Back in 2019, he signed a multi-year sponsorship deal with Swedish apparel brand?J. Lindeberg.

Viktor is also the brand ambassador of the American International technology corporation, Cisco. He has another sponsorship deal with the American sports manufacturing company, PING. He is also reportedly the brand ambassador of Lexus.

 

Full nameViktor Hovland
NicknameResort King
Age26
Birth year1997
ResidencyStillwater, Oklahoma, US
NationalityNorwegian
SpouseN/A
ChildrenN/A
CollegeOklahoma State University
Height5 ft 10 in
Weight165 lbs
Professional wins8
Highest ranking3rd

 

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