Viktor Hovland (23) takes with him just over 1.7 million kroner in prize money after playing his way up to a 12th place in the CJ Cup in Las Vegas.
The Norwegian got off to a flying start at this weekend’s PGA tournament, and was three strokes over par in a split 56th place after the first of four rounds.
On Friday, the Norwegian found out the big game, and played up 35 places with a round of six strokes under par. On Saturday, he was on his way to another solid round, but with a bogey on three of the last six holes, he was in the shared 18th place before the final round.
On Sunday, it seemed for a long time to be a “boring” round for Hovland. After ten holes, he stood with one bogey and nine pairs. But with a birdie on holes 11, 12 and 18 – without any new bogey, it ended with a shared 12th place for the 23-year-old.
Hovland went two strokes under par in the final round, and finished eight strokes under par in the tournament.
The Norwegian has played two tournaments this season – a 12th place this weekend and a 13th place in the US Open.
Sunday’s best round was played by Jason Kokrak. The American was a full seven strokes below par after the first 11 holes. That was enough to send him into the lead in the tournament, a lead he took care of all the way into.
A total of 20 strokes under par in four rounds was enough to run away with the first prize of just over 16 million kroner. Kokrak won two strokes ahead of Xander Schauffele, and three strokes ahead of Tyrrell Hatton and Russel Henley.
Do you remember this incredible Hovland battle?
Published: 19.10.20 at 02:05