Golfer Victor Hovland put in a great performance after a slow start to the second round of the PGA Tour Championship. He shares the overall lead with Colin Morikawa.
– it’s a wonderful feeling. It starts with the driver, then to the iron, now also to the near game, and even with the bat – so I feel like I can make birdies there, he told Eurosport after the round.
After birdie on the fourth and sixth holes, he bogeyed the seventh hole. The Norwegian ran into trouble and couldn’t save himself, something he was really good at in this week’s tournament.
After four par holes, he made four birdies, before there was a par on the 16th hole and another birdie on the 17th. On the 18th and final hole, there was a par. Six strokes short of par, Hovland, along with Xander Schauffele and Colin Morikawa, had Friday’s best round.
Hovland and Morikawa have 16 strikeouts under par combined. The team has a two-point lead over world number one Scotty Scheffler, who was five strokes below par on Friday.
– It’s eerily good. Eurosport commentator Per Hogsrud says it is terrifying to play against him when he makes so few mistakes.
At the final tournament of the PGA season in Atlanta, Georgia, players started with short strokes based on their position on the PGA Tour that season. On Hovland’s side, there were eight hits. On Thursday, he opened the round with a two-under-par game and was in the joint lead going into the second round.
Hovland reached the final tournament in the PGA Qualifiers with a win last week. The Norwegian awarded NOK 38 million in prize money and elevated him to second place in the abstract.
The winner of the tournament in Atlanta will also be victorious on the PGA Tour this season. The Tour Championship had a first prize of NOK 190 million.
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