Viktor Hovland Hailed by Golf Fans for Winning 2023 TOUR Championship, FedEx Cup

Viktor Hovland Hailed by Golf Fans for Winning 2023 TOUR Championship, FedEx Cup
Jack MurrayAugust 27, 2023

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - AUGUST 27: Viktor Hovland of Norway plays a shot from a bunker on the second hole during the final round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on August 27, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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Viktor Hovland is on fire.

The Norwegian golfer continued his positive momentum from last week’s BMW Championship into the Tour Championship and has secured his first FedEx Cup Playoff Championship.

W @ZitiDoggsGolf

Is Viktor Hovland a guarantee to win a major next season?
pic.twitter.com/0QazJsjfWT

TOUR Championship @TOURChamp

Viktor Hovland’s Shining Moment.

Our 2023 #FedExCup Champion. pic.twitter.com/9Uci2uljNS

This is his first FedEx Cup Championship, and he will be taking home the $18 million prize. He is the first Norwegian to win the FedEx Cup and the fifth International player to take the Championship.

His victory brings his yearly earnings to $32.1 million, which is a single-season record for the PGA Tour, per Action Network.

Action Network @ActionNetworkHQ

Viktor Hovland has set a PGA Tour single-season record with $32.1M in earnings 💰

Here’s where that would rank among player earnings in the four major sports in 2023 👀 pic.twitter.com/40O7rLUFh6

He blew the competition away, finishing at 27-under and five strokes ahead of second-place finisher Xander Schauffele. Hovland had a 10-stroke advantage over third-place finisher Wyndham Clark, which shows just how dominant the 25-year-old was.

The victory is his third of the 2023 season and his 10th professional win. Fans on social media gushed about Hovland’s hot streak and anointed him as the best player in the world.

John Mincone @JMincone

Viktor Hovland is about to win $21.8 million in the last week.. decent #TourChampionship

DIALED GOLF @DialedGolf_

🚨 What is Clutch: Viktor Hovland.

4 shot lead with two holes remaining.#DIALED🎯 pic.twitter.com/Ksl6x0PIRN

Krill the Thrill @MarchenkShow

Might become a Viktor Hovland fan account (not like the weirdo NHL ones)

Moen @BamaFanBruce

Viktor Hovland is becoming the best golfer in the world

Joey Mays @jmays23

Viktor Hovland has been unbelievable these past 2 weeks. Total domination. https://t.co/KnaqIeiu0s

Jamie Saunders @JamieLSaunders

Love watching Viktor Hovland play! Great energy. pic.twitter.com/n8G0q3zOnB

Rocket Daddy @BravesSwearJar_

The weather has been HOT the last 2 weeks, but Viktor Hovland has been hotter.

Francesca @francesca_north

Is there a more likeable golfer than Viktor Hovland?!

TrillGolf @TrillGolf

Viktor Hovland showing us exactly what it’s like to be the most dialed in human on a golf course that one can possibly be. 🤯🔥 #TourChampionship

Jeffrey🇵🇷/Braves/Dolphins/Mavs @KatysMyHabibi

That should do it, Viktor Hovland is your 2023 #FedexCup & #TourChampionship Champion 🔥

Mike @mike_h1990

Viktor Hovland is just incredible. #FedexCup

Cameron Yarbrough @Cam_Yarbrough

In his current form there is no one in the world that is as good at golf as Viktor Hovland

Hovland’s performance gives him the spotlight and prepares him for more glory down the line. He has been in contention for wins for majors, highlighted by a second-place and fourth-place finish in the PGA Championship and The Open Championship, respectively, in 2023, but he has been unable to win on that stage.

A FedEx Cup victory gives him a major milestone, and now Hovland will look toward the Ryder Cup in the immediate future as his next chance for glory.

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