There were ups and downs for Victor Hovland in the third round of the US Masters Tournament. He skips a three-stroke total for eighteenth.
The Norwegian started with four strokes equal and with -1 on the tour, he made one of the best rounds on the tough Augusta track.
He is thus ahead of legend Tiger Woods, who had a painful third round. The golf icon went six strokes over and is now seven strokes over par at Augusta Course. Woods dropped in 41st place before the last day.
Woods entered the tournament in search of his 16th major title, but must look far from winning at a recurring injury. He won his last major championship in Augusta in 2019.
– I would say my round was very consistent and I played very well. Maybe a little too much stealth. I missed a few places that no one should miss. I think I got some good hits too, and I felt like I was pretty good off the tee today at least, Hovland tells Discovery.
“The three 7th, 9th, and 15th holes I would like to take back,” Hovland says.
He climbed from 45th to joint 18th, but is a full 12th stroke behind captain Scotty Scheffler, who is three strokes ahead. But there are still good chances of Hovland getting a very strong position. There are only two units that reach the “Top 10”.
– I’ve been able to cut the distance up, and I’m going to go through that experience with me, says the 24-year-old.
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