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Good Hovland start in the PGA Championship – Schauffele with record


Viktor Hovland watches the ball fly during the first round of the PGA Championship. Photo: Jeff Roberson / AP / NTB

Of NTB | 16.05.2024 20:39:32

Sport: The 26-year-old has had a tough start to the season after winning the PGA playoff last year. Among other things, he has stood over several tournaments.

Ahead of this weekend’s tournament in Louisville, Kentucky, it became known that Hovland has resumed working with coach Joe Mayo.

Three strokes under par in the first round gives a provisional 8th place. Hovland finished second in last year’s edition of the PGA Championship.

– For a shot from 185 metres. A perfect drive out and a lovely iron shot in from long range. There we have the combination of two of his great strengths, which he is gradually dusting off again, said Viaplay commentator Joakim Mikkelsen.

Hovland then had to endure another bogey before making par on the course’s 18th hole. It was also par on the next six holes before he birdied the third and last hole of the day.

62 strokes in the round is a record in the history of the PGA Championship.

The winner of the year’s second major tournament takes home just over NOK 33 million. In April, Scottie Scheffler came out on top in this year’s edition of the US Masters.

Later this year, the US Open and the British Open await.

Hovland started on the course’s tenth hole and got off to a great start with three birdies on the first four holes. He then went for a bogey on hole five (the course’s 14th), but he quickly hit back with another birdie on hole seven. With a great input, he placed the ball within three metres.

Xander Schauffele has had a good start to the tournament, to say the least. The American went nine shots under par in the first round and touched the best round in history in a major context.

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