Viktor Hovland managed to secure the FedEx Cup title with his quality. The Norwegian looked great from the first day, and many were delighted with his performances. Rory McIlroy only had words of praise for Hovland at the end of the tournament.
Viktor will be a huge strength of the European team at the Ryder Cup this year. "If someone came along to any of us on the team and said we're going to put you out with Viktor today, I don't think anyone would say 'no', just put it that way," McIlroy said, as quoted by skysports.com "Four balls, foursomes.
It's Viktor, but it's also Shay [Knight], his caddie. They're a great duo. Great to get along with. I really enjoyed my day with him on Sunday last week when he shot the lights out. So, the other 11 guys on the European team, I don't think, would have an issue if they went out with Viktor."
Rory McIlroy on Viktor Hovland
The 25-year-old Norwegian has always been known as someone who works hard and aims for the greatest things.
In an interview with the media, Rory McIlroy revealed what Hovland's strengths are, and why he is so good at this moment. The Northern Irishman has enormous respect for Hovland and his qualities. Viktor has shown in the past few months that he really has a great future ahead of him.
"He's a really hard worker. He does it his way. I think he's found a repeatable golf swing. He aims it up the right side, brings it over, and hits that flat cut down. He's one of the best drivers of the golf ball in the world," he said.
"As we all know, he's improved around the greens this year - that's been the difference from being a top-10 player to what he's done this year. Winning at Memorial, winning last week, having a chance at Oak Hill; he works incredibly hard.
[I've] nothing but respect for how he goes about his business. For someone still so young, he's got quite an old head on those shoulders. It would be great to see him close this one out."
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