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Viktor Hovland


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#1 Lefthook

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 02:40 PM

What can I say? I am so proud to be a norwegian today. Hovland is in the US amateur final after having played extraordinary golf for several days. This is the greatest norwegian male golf feat ever - and not bad on an international scale either IMO.


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Posted 18 August 2018 - 02:42 PM

Heís a great guy.  Weíre very proud of him.

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 02:54 PM

Dagger,

Is his college in your neighbourhood?

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 03:00 PM

This is why I love golf as a global game.  Someone like Viktor has an opportunity to provide motivation and  inspiration to junior players in Norway.  You are right to be proud.  Good luck to him in the final.
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Posted 18 August 2018 - 03:11 PM

Dude played crazy well on the back 9 today. Congrats to your fellow countryman.

Be well. Do good. Love each other.

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 03:28 PM

Unreal play during the match play. Only has been down in one match and it didnt last long. Birdied 6 of 7 holes to finish. Always looks pretty happy
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Posted 18 August 2018 - 03:48 PM

guy looks legit...ice cold out there.  Just a machine.  Kinda having a hard time rooting against him tomorrow even though i'm in the US.
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Posted 18 August 2018 - 03:49 PM

Amazing standard of golf from Viktor.

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 04:47 PM

You have to admire Scandinavian players ... short season like CANADA
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Posted 18 August 2018 - 04:58 PM

View Postcardoustie, on 18 August 2018 - 04:47 PM, said:

You have to admire Scandinavian players ... short season like CANADA

And they are always good at hockey! :nyam:

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 09:36 PM

I was pulling for Hammer, but Hovlandís performance on the back nine was amazing.

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 10:02 PM

Should be a great match tomorrow - both guys playing well and easy to root for.  Hovland has just been a machine, though - I think I like his chances.

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 10:08 PM

I'll be watching, and pulling for Viktor.

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 10:12 PM

Listening to Bling on GC right now, really liking the cut of his jib - will be pulling for the underdog!

Both seem pretty cool customers, and nice guys, but it's TV.
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Posted 18 August 2018 - 11:26 PM



What a back 9 from Hovland.


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Posted 18 August 2018 - 11:47 PM

View PostLefthook, on 18 August 2018 - 02:54 PM, said:

Dagger,

Is his college in your neighbourhood?
My alma mater and where I played for a few years.  Had the chance to meet him this year and followed him in the NCAA finals.  Itís a great group of guys at OSU right now and VH in particular is a really good dude.

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 04:16 PM

View Postcardoustie, on 18 August 2018 - 04:47 PM, said:

You have to admire Scandinavian players ... short season like CANADA

Quite a few play over here, and live here full time.

Viktor is absolutely working Bling right now.

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 04:22 PM

Just a question, do schools give incentives to these guys representing their colleges?  Would be cool to see Viktor rep all Norwegian attire.

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 09:34 PM

View PostBNGL, on 19 August 2018 - 04:16 PM, said:

View Postcardoustie, on 18 August 2018 - 04:47 PM, said:

You have to admire Scandinavian players ... short season like CANADA

Quite a few play over here, and live here full time.

Viktor is absolutely working Bling right now.

He played really well, and congrats to him on winning :)

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 08:35 AM

View PostiBanesto, on 18 August 2018 - 11:26 PM, said:



What a back 9 from Hovland.

Dang, no kidding. Wish I had watched that live.

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 08:44 AM

I do not live there, but family came from Norway, have always rooted for them (love x-country skiing in Olympics).

I am a huge fan of Vik, have bee following him.  He was a stud in the NCAA's also.  I really hope to see him on Tour in the next few years.
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Posted 20 August 2018 - 08:53 AM

View Postevenpar72, on 19 August 2018 - 04:22 PM, said:

Just a question, do schools give incentives to these guys representing their colleges?  Would be cool to see Viktor rep all Norwegian attire.

No

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 08:58 AM

I was talking about this with a friend earlier today.
I said, "That guy Hovland from Sweden looks like he's going to win the USGA, doesn't he?"
My mate goes, "No way?"
And I go, "Yeah, he's playing really well. Could be the first winner from Sweden, too."
And he goes "No way?"
And I say "you're a bit repetitive today, aren't you? Anyway, great to see a winner from Sweden."
And he goes again, "No way".

So I hit him. I mean, really.

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 10:57 AM

Hovland had no accent!  I wouldn't have known he was from Norway had I not been informed.

Also, what is that goofy character on the shirt/cap?  College mascot?

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 11:55 AM

View Postmanku, on 20 August 2018 - 10:57 AM, said:

Hovland had no accent!  I wouldn't have known he was from Norway had I not been informed.

Also, what is that goofy character on the shirt/cap?  College mascot?
Yes. That is Pistol Pete the mascot of the Oklahoma State Cowboys

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 02:23 PM

View PostFootWedge16, on 18 August 2018 - 09:36 PM, said:

I was pulling for Hammer, but Hovland's performance on the back nine was amazing.

It would be perfect if Cole gamed the Hammer Driver.  Jack would be proud.  I smell a sponsorship in the works...

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 02:28 PM

Love his golf swing

Aim right, slight OTT, massive targetwards extension

Congrats on a massive win

With a mother from Denmark, who also spoke Norwegian, I can detect an accent

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 02:28 PM

You know what "they" say...............................



To the Viktor belongs the spoils!

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 02:41 PM

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View Postcardoustie, on 20 August 2018 - 02:28 PM, said:

Love his golf swing

Aim right, slight OTT, massive targetwards extension

Congrats on a massive win

With a mother from Denmark, who also spoke Norwegian, I can detect an accent

OSU has quite a stable

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 02:48 PM

View Postcardoustie, on 18 August 2018 - 04:47 PM, said:

You have to admire Scandinavian players ... short season like CANADA

That's the downside. But Scandinavia is also not very crowded, a lot of space to build golf courses, and the courses are seldom private, expensive or snobbish.

A lot of people find golf accessible here compared to continental and islandal Europe, as it seems. But ok october-march isn't a super time for golf in the Stockholm area... a golf week in Spain is standard in December if you can afford it.


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