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Viktor Hovland is on fire.
The Norwegian golfer continued his positive momentum from last week’s BMW Championship into the Tour Championship and has secured his first FedEx Cup Playoff Championship.
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TOUR Championship @TOURChamp
Viktor Hovland’s Shining Moment.
This is his first FedEx Cup Championship, and he will be taking home the $18 million prize. He is the first Norwegian to win the FedEx Cup and the fifth International player to take the Championship.
His victory brings his yearly earnings to $32.1 million, which is a single-season record for the PGA Tour, per Action Network.
Action Network @ActionNetworkHQ
Viktor Hovland has set a PGA Tour single-season record with $32.1M in earnings 💰
Here’s where that would rank among player earnings in the four major sports in 2023 👀 pic.twitter.com/40O7rLUFh6
He blew the competition away, finishing at 27-under and five strokes ahead of second-place finisher Xander Schauffele. Hovland had a 10-stroke advantage over third-place finisher Wyndham Clark, which shows just how dominant the 25-year-old was.
The victory is his third of the 2023 season and his 10th professional win. Fans on social media gushed about Hovland’s hot streak and anointed him as the best player in the world.
John Mincone @JMincone
Viktor Hovland is about to win $21.8 million in the last week.. decent #TourChampionship
DIALED GOLF @DialedGolf_
🚨 What is Clutch: Viktor Hovland.
Krill the Thrill @MarchenkShow
Might become a Viktor Hovland fan account (not like the weirdo NHL ones)
Joey Mays @jmays23
Viktor Hovland has been unbelievable these past 2 weeks. Total domination. https://t.co/KnaqIeiu0s
Jamie Saunders @JamieLSaunders
Love watching Viktor Hovland play! Great energy. pic.twitter.com/n8G0q3zOnB
Rocket Daddy @BravesSwearJar_
The weather has been HOT the last 2 weeks, but Viktor Hovland has been hotter.
Viktor Hovland showing us exactly what it’s like to be the most dialed in human on a golf course that one can possibly be. 🤯🔥 #TourChampionship
Viktor Hovland is just incredible. #FedexCup
Cameron Yarbrough @Cam_Yarbrough
In his current form there is no one in the world that is as good at golf as Viktor Hovland
Hovland’s performance gives him the spotlight and prepares him for more glory down the line. He has been in contention for wins for majors, highlighted by a second-place and fourth-place finish in the PGA Championship and The Open Championship, respectively, in 2023, but he has been unable to win on that stage.
A FedEx Cup victory gives him a major milestone, and now Hovland will look toward the Ryder Cup in the immediate future as his next chance for glory.