Winner’s Circle: Viktor Hovland Claims Hero World Challenge Title

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Tiger Woods Congratulates Viktor Hovland Who Wins 2021 Hero World Challenge
Tournament host Tiger Woods poses with Hero World Challenge winner Viktor Hovland during the trophy presentation at Albany Golf Course on Dec 5, 2021 in Nassau, Bahamas. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann via Getty Images)

Viktor Hovland shot a final-round 6-under 66 to claim a one-stroke victory over Scottie Scheffler at the 2021 Hero World Challenge.

The 24-year old Norwegian finished his final round at the Albany course with three bogeys against five birdies and two eagles to reach 18-under par.

With his third worldwide victory of the year, Hovland earned 48 Official World Golf Ranking points and will move to world No. 7, the best ranking of his young career.


This week’s Winner’s Circle is powered by PING Golf.


Pro-File

Viktor Hovland Wins 2021 Hero World Challenge
Viktor Hovland celebrates after winning the Hero World Challenge at Albany Golf Course on Dec 5, 2021 in Nassau, Bahamas. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann via Getty Images)

Full Name: Viktor Hovland
Nationality: Norway
Height: 5′ 9″
Weight: 170 lb
Birthdate: Sep. 18, 1997 (age 24)
Native: Oslo, Norway
Resides: Stillwater, Oklahoma
Turned Pro: 2019
PGA Tour Rookie: 2020
College: Oklahoma State U
Highest World Rank: 7th (12/6/2021)
Equipment Sponsor: PING


Hero World Challenge

Viktor Hovland Wins 2021 Hero World Challenge
Viktor Hovland celebrates after winning the Hero World Challenge at Albany Golf Course on Dec 5, 2021 in Nassau, Bahamas. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann via Getty Images)
Top-5 Scores

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Viktor Hovland -18 (-6)
2. Scottie Scheffler -17 (-6)
3. Sam Burns -15 (-3)
3. Patrick Reed -15 (-3)
5. Justin Thomas -14 (-8)
5. Collin Morikawa -14 (+4)

Top-5 Check Cashers

Pos-Player (Money)
1. Viktor Hovland $1m
2. Scottie Scheffler $400k
3. Sam Burns $212.5k
3. Patrick Reed $212.5k
5. Justin Thomas $147.5k
5. Collin Morikawa $147.5k


Hovland’s Winning Numbers

Viktor Hovland Wins 2021 Hero World Challenge
Viktor Hovland reacts after a putt on the 16th hole during the final round of the Hero World Challenge at Albany Golf Course on Dec 5, 2021 in Nassau, Bahamas. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann via Getty Images)

Fairways: 84.6% (44/52) (1st)
Greens: 72.2% (52/72) (6th)
Putts/GIR: 1.596 (T5)
Eagles: 4 (T1)
Birdies: 21 (7th)
Scores: 4 Eagles, 21 Birdies, 37 Pars, 9 Bogeys, 1 Double


Hovland’s 2022 PGA Tour Season

Tiger Woods Congratulates Viktor Hovland Who Wins 2021 Hero World Challenge
Hero Motocorp. Chairman Dr. Pawan Munjal poses with tournament host Tiger Woods and Hero World Challenge winner Viktor Hovland during the trophy presentation at Albany Golf Course on Dec 5, 2021 in Nassau, Bahamas. (Photo by Keyur Khamar / PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

Starts: 3
Cuts Made: 3
Wins: 1 (Mayakoba, Hero World*)
Additional Top 10: 0
Earnings: $1,435,781 (5th)
FedExCup Pts: 554 (4th)
World Rank Before/After: 10th/7th
* Unofficial PGA Tour Win


Hovland’s Career Wins

Tiger Woods Congratulates Viktor Hovland Who Wins 2021 Hero World Challenge
Tournament host Tiger Woods laughs with Hero World Challenge winner Viktor Hovland during the trophy presentation at Albany Golf Course on Dec 5, 2021 in Nassau, Bahamas. (Photo by Keyur Khamar / PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

PGA Tour: 3
2021 World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba
2020 Mayakoba Golf Classic
2020 Puerto Rico Open

European Tour: 1
2021 BMW International Open

Other: 1
2021 Hero World Challenge


WITB: Viktor Hovland

Viktor Hovland Wins 2021 Hero World Challenge
Viktor Hovland hits his approach shot on the 16th hole during the final round of the Hero World Challenge at Albany Golf Course on Dec 5, 2021 in Nassau, Bahamas. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann via Getty Images)

Viktor Hovland plays a bag of (mainly) PING gear, including a PING G425 LST driver and PING i210 irons.

Driver: PING G425 LST (9°)
3-wood: TaylorMade SIM (15°)
Irons: PING i210 (3-PW)
Gap : PING Glide Forged Pro (50°)
Sand: PING Glide Forged Pro (56˚)
Lob: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (60˚)
Putter: PING PLD DS 72
Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Hat: PING


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


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