Norwegian golfer Victor Hovland is 20 strokes under par overall, after a third round of four strokes, after Saturday’s round in the so-called Tour Championship, one of the most important golf tournaments in the world.
Olympic winner Xander Schövel is closest to the Norwegian with 14 strokes under par in total.
The player who remains a winner on Sunday night in Norwegian time can collect a staggering $18 million, or more than 190 million kroner.
Excludes sponsorship agreements
That is more than Hovland has scored so far in the 2022-23 season, by around NOK 150 million. That includes Hofland’s victory earlier this week in the BMW Championship, which gave him nearly NOK 40 million in prize money. This revenue is purely sports prize money and does not include sponsorship agreements.
Saturday’s match was the third of four rounds in the Tour Championship, which culminates in the so-called FedEx Cup, the final match of the US PGA Tour of golf.
The Fedex Cup consists of three tournaments, with the field of players gradually narrowing for each until the top 30 players remain in the Tournament. The final 18-hole tournament is played four times at Eastlake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia. In the Tour Championship, the players who have been the best so far in the FedEx Cup get off to a strong start.
Bad luck in the end
On Saturday, Hovland was very close to birdie on the 17th and 18th holes, but luck was not on his side with the putts. The result of the third round was five birds and one bogey, the rest equal.
Only two players, Austrian Sepp Straka and England’s Tommy Fleetwood, had a better score in the third round, both of them five shots short of par.
Chauvel finished Saturday’s round with two under par despite three bogeys. In third place overall are Americans Keegan Bradley and Colin Morikawa. The latter shared the lead with Hovland after the second round, but exceeded par by three strokes in the third. In addition to two bogeys, he made a double bogey on the fourth hole.
Before the third round on Saturday, Hovland shared first place with American Colin Morikawa, with a score of -16. World leader Scotty Scheffler, also from the USA, was right behind them with -14.
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