Viktor Hovland is a professional golfer from Norway who plays mostly on the PGA Tour. As of 2021, Viktor Hovland net worth is estimated to be around $3 million.
Hovland was born on September 18, 1997, in Oslo, Norway to parents Galina Hovland and Harald Hovland. His father worked at a private company in the United States while his mother looked after their household. Hovland’s family moved to the United States when he was a child and resided in Oklahoma.
Viktor started playing golf when he was just 11 years old after his father bought him a golf club. He then played collegiate golf at Oklahoma State University- Stillwater. In 2014, he won the Norwegian Amateur Golf Championship.
As an amateur, Hovland has won several titles. In 2014, he won the Alcaidesa Winter Open. In 2018, he won the 2018 U.S. Amateur, the first Norwegian player to do so. With that recognition, he earned invitations into the 2019 Masters Tournament, the 2019 U.S. Open, and the 2019 Open Championship.
At the 2019 Masters Tournament, he was the low amateur and finished three under par in a tie for 32nd. Due to his performance, his rank rose to number one in the World Amateur Golf Ranking. At the 2019 U.S. Open, he finished in 12th place and was low amateur with a score of 280.
Hovland turned professional in 2019 after the U.S. Open. He made his professional debut at the 2019 Travelers Championship. In August 2019, he finished tied for second in the Albertsons Boise Open. With that performance, he got a PGA Tour card for the 2019-20 season. He has a PGA Tour record for the most consecutive rounds in the 60s with 19 lasting into the second round of the CJ Cup in South Korea.
In 2020, he won the Puerto Rico Open making him the first Norwegian to win the title. Eight months later, he won his second PGA Tour win, by birdieing the 72nd hole at the Mayakoba Golf Classic.