Victor Hovland appears to be thriving in Cancun, because even with the pressure on him, the Oslo boy defended his title from Mayakoba in 2020 in the best possible way.
A strong final round ensured Hovland finished the tournament 23-strokes on par, with four-strokes hoping hometown Carlos Ortiz finished second. After the last shot was reduced, Hovland was asked if he had played better.
– Yes, I must say. I’ve been playing a great game of golf all week. “I just wish I could always put what I’m doing today,” said Hovland satisfied in the victory interview broadcast on Eurosport 1.
controllable and effective
The Norwegian golfer started the day with two strokes and, after a half-play round, increased the lead to four strokes.
From hole five to eleven, Hovland alternated between bats and par each time, and when batting on the eleventh hole secured the fourth flyer of the day, the suspended duo at Eurosport couldn’t help themselves:
– Now you have to give up, then! Slapped excitedly by former PGA golfer and expert commentator Henrik Bjørnstad,
– What is he doing there? Commentator Per Haugsrud continued.
Stealing on the next hole was the only mistake on an otherwise perfect round. Hovland lowered six birds, ending the fourth day below par.
Hovland is currently ranked 17th in the world, but will climb to 10th after the win in Mexico.
Status is updated.
Victor Hovland wins on the PGA Tour
2019: Puerto Rico
2020: Mayakoba Golf Classic
2021: World Tech Championships in Mayakoba
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