The Intriguing Rise Of Viktor Hovland & How He Developed His Swing On The Internet

Viktor Hovland

Viktor Hovland has to be the first elite tour player to teach himself the game from scratch in the dark in a second language from YouTube. Since he was a 12-year-old swing nerd who had 19 hours of daily Norwegian winter darkness to fill, he watched movies, listened to music, and devoured countless hours of online golf instruction. Hovland treated his swing like a set of Legos — tinkering, adding, and subtracting while using the directions as a reference, not a blueprint,’s Matthew Rudy writes.

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