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Viktor Hovland claims the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba
This was Hovland’s third PGA tour victory but his second back to back World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba.
He was control the whole day with Ryder Cup team mates Scottie Scheffler and Justin Thomas trying to spoil the party. Hovland started with three birdies on his front nine and did not look at giving the lead of tournament up.
Hovland started the day with a 2 shot lead over Talor Gooch but after four the lead dropped back to one but from there he never let the lead drop below three with some exceptional iron and putting.
“I wish I could putt like I did today more often,” said Hovland, who made 28 birdies for the week at El Camaleon. “It was just a blast all week.”
It was an eventful start to the tournament. One the Wednesday, Hovland lent his driver out to fellow professional Danny Lee for a swing. Lee accidentally snappy the driver and Hovland had to borrow a backup driver of James Hahn’s. Although being a touch shorter, he put it into his bag and the rest is history they say.
On Sunday morning Danny Lee tweeted “I guess I did him a favour he’s doing just fine”
Who knows what a shorter driver did for Hovland but around the tight layout of Mayakoba finding the fairway matters off the tee.
“On this golf course, it’s perfect because I can get up on these tight holes and just kind of know that it’s going to go pretty straight if I just hit down on it a little bit and just flight one down,” Hovland said of the driver after his third round. “It’s been amazing.”
“I played really good golf throughout the week,” Hovland said on Golf Channel afterward. “I did not have my best stuff today, but I wish I could putt more like I did today more often. That was awesome. It was just a blast all week.