Hovland equals sensational PGA Tour record

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Viktor Hovland was in excellent form at the first PGA Tour event of the season, so much so, he managed to equal a record set in 2001.

A final round of 64 at The Greenbrier catapulted the Norwegian up the leaderboard to a tied 7th placed finish and, while he would have liked to have gone a few places better, he can console himself with his current consistency levels.

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Hovland, who turned pro following the 2019 U.S. Open, is on a remarkable run of form. With Sunday’s round of six-under that featured birdies on six of his last 12 holes, he has now shot 17 consecutive rounds in the 60s, tying Bob Estes’ PGA Tour record set in 2001.

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“I didn't really think about that. I would've thought maybe it was a little lower,” said Hovland.

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“I turned pro out of school in the summer, and I don't know about the other golf courses we play out there for the other half of the season, but we've been playing courses that have been pretty 'gettable'. There’s not a whole lot of wind and greens have been fairly soft."

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Oslo-born Hovland, who is tipped to be golf’s next big thing, hasn’t missed a cut since turning pro in June following an excellent US Open and is pleased with where he finds his game at.

“I've just played pretty consistently, so, yeah, it's been a pretty cool ride.

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