BMW-FedEx Cup, Hovland like Tiger Woods

The Norwegian is at the sixth success in his career, the third of the season and certainly the most important given that he takes home a check for 18 million dollars (ie the jackpot of the FedEx Cup)

by Andrea Gussoni
BMW-FedEx Cup, Hovland like Tiger Woods
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For those who don't play golf, a star named Viktor Hovland was born at East Lake. Those who instead practice this beautiful sport, that of the 25-year-old Norwegian is a star that after East Lake shines even more in its own light.

Viktor Hovland, results

Viktor Hovland, 25 years, 11 months and 9 days, won the Tour Championship in a big way and consequently the FedEx Cup, the PGA Tour order of merit. He took the luxury of taking the chair on the moving day and closing at -27, leaving Schauffele five strokes away.

Sidereal the distance from the third, Clark (-16). Rory McIlroy, the only one to have won the FedEx Cup three times, finished fourth (-14), behind him Patrick Cantlay (-13). World number one Scottie Scheffler finished at -11.

In short, all the big… At the East Lake (par 70) Atlanta Hovland on the final round, he controlled to distinguish himself as the fourth player to win the FedEx Cup after also triumphing in the BMW Championship. Before him, Woods (2007 and 2009), Horschel (2014) and Cantlay (2021) had succeeded.

It should be noted that since 2019 (since the FedEx Cup points turned into lead shots), no one had ever won the FedEx Cup with five shots behind. The third-youngest non-US golfer with three or more PGA victories in the same season (after McIlroy and Matsuyama), Hovland also swept the Memorial Tournament this year.

Only Rahm, with four claims, has done better than him. And now the Norwegian joins Stenson (2013), McIlroy (2016, 2019 and 2022) and Rose (2018) as the fourth European to have triumphed in the FedEx Cup. Having moved from fifth to fourth position in the world rankings, Hovland also makes Team Europe smile towards the Ryder Cup.

The Old Continent can count on three of the best four current players in the world. After the American Scheffler, McIlroy (second), Rahm (third) and, of course, Hovland are at the top of the world rankings. Viktor Hovland is a Norwegian professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour and the European Tour. He won the U.S. Amateur 2018 and then became the first Norwegian to win the PGA Tour and the European Tour.

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