Viktor Hovland

Pos: G
Status: Active
FPTS 14 27 41 55 68 82 96 109 123 137 SAL $1.3K $2.5K $3.8K $5K $6.3K $7.5K $8.8K $10K $11.3K $12.5K
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  • SAL: $12.5K
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Date Opp DKSAL FDSAL DKFPTS FDFPTS strokes b2bbird position bir5plus dbe hio eag bir3plus bir bir4 par wdq bog stklength dbo bounceback wdbo bir4plus stk bir5 stkhole bir3 noboground a4u70
2024-07-17 @ $9.7K $11.1K 9.5 4.1 152 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 24 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2024-07-10 @ $9.7K $11.4K 82 86.5 273 2 46 0 0 0 0 0 21 0 40 0 8 2 3 4 0 0 2 4 4 0 0 1
2024-06-19 @ $9.3K $11.1K 61.5 67.2 202 21 24 1 4 0 0 1 15 0 32 0 7 18 0 1 0 1 5 2 26 0 0 0
2024-06-12 @ $9.8K $11.6K 25.5 22.4 146 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 17 0 8 2 3 3 0 0 2 1 4 0 0 0
2024-06-05 @ $10.2K $11.2K 57.5 55.9 215 19 14 1 4 0 1 1 11 0 32 0 9 18 0 2 1 1 3 2 22 0 0 0
2024-05-15 @ $9.2K $10.6K 87 98.8 200 22 4 1 4 0 1 1 15 0 34 0 4 18 0 1 0 1 6 4 28 0 1 0
2024-05-08 @ $9.2K $10.8K 45.5 45.6 216 19 42 1 4 0 0 1 13 0 27 0 12 18 2 2 0 1 3 3 22 0 0 0
2024-04-10 @ $9.5K $10.5K 25 17.3 152 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 21 0 5 3 3 0 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 0
2024-03-13 @ $10.1K $11.6K 49 48.6 213 18 51 1 4 0 0 1 12 0 35 0 5 18 2 1 0 1 2 2 20 0 0 0
2024-03-06 @ $9.9K $11.9K 51.5 56.3 215 21 25 1 4 0 0 2 11 0 33 0 10 18 0 1 0 1 4 3 25 0 0 0
2024-02-14 @ $10K $11.8K 50.5 45.7 209 18 27 1 4 0 0 1 11 0 36 0 7 18 0 0 0 1 2 1 20 0 0 0
2024-02-07 @ -- -- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2024-01-31 @ $10.2K $11.9K 49.5 51.3 213 19 58 1 4 0 0 1 13 0 31 0 10 18 0 1 0 1 3 2 22 0 0 0
2024-01-03 @ $10.5K $12.1K 86.5 93 204 23 17 1 3 0 2 1 16 0 33 0 2 18 0 1 1 1 7 3 30 0 1 0
2023-11-29 @ $10.8K $11.5K 55.5 52.3 216 21 16 1 5 0 0 2 13 0 30 0 9 18 2 2 0 1 4 2 25 1 0 0
2023-08-23 @ $12.5K $12K 136.5 135.3 261 9 1 0 0 0 0 2 21 0 49 0 2 4 0 1 0 1 5 3 14 0 2 1
2023-08-16 @ $10.3K $11.6K 129.5 121.7 263 7 1 0 0 0 1 1 22 0 42 0 7 3 0 1 0 0 6 2 13 0 0 1
2023-08-09 @ $10.2K $11.4K 97.5 95.8 270 6 13 0 0 0 1 1 22 0 37 0 10 3 2 5 0 0 4 2 10 0 0 0
2023-07-19 @ $10K $11.6K 71 74.1 281 2 13 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 42 0 12 2 1 4 0 0 2 2 4 0 0 0
2023-07-12 @ $9.7K $11.4K 34.5 34.9 111 8 43 1 2 0 0 1 7 0 18 0 3 7 1 0 0 1 2 1 10 0 1 0
2023-06-21 @ $9.9K $11.4K 84 90.1 268 3 29 0 0 0 0 1 20 0 44 0 8 3 0 1 0 0 2 3 5 0 0 0
2023-06-14 @ $10K $11.3K 66.5 60.4 280 2 19 0 0 0 1 0 13 0 44 0 13 2 1 3 0 0 2 1 4 0 0 0
2023-05-31 @ $9.7K $11.1K 72 68 211 20 4 1 4 0 0 2 14 0 31 0 9 18 0 1 0 1 3 2 23 0 0 0
2023-05-24 @ $10.6K $11.5K 67.5 64.9 278 2 16 0 0 0 1 0 12 0 49 0 8 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 0 0 0
2023-05-17 @ $9.1K $10.7K 73 66.4 205 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 12 0 35 0 7 3 0 1 0 0 3 1 7 0 0 0
2023-05-03 @ $9.2K $10.6K 67.5 74.3 206 24 16 1 4 0 0 2 17 0 27 0 10 18 0 3 0 2 6 3 30 0 0 0
2023-04-12 @ $9.8K $11.1K 47.5 50.7 212 19 60 1 4 0 0 1 10 0 37 0 6 18 0 0 1 1 3 2 22 0 1 0
2023-04-05 @ $3.8K $9.8K 61.5 61.8 166 11 4 1 2 0 1 1 7 0 31 0 4 11 0 0 0 1 2 2 13 0 1 0
2023-03-08 @ $3.8K $10.9K 105 102.4 278 7 3 0 0 0 0 3 21 0 41 0 9 3 1 2 0 0 4 3 11 0 0 0
2023-03-01 @ $9K $10.6K 93.5 82.3 283 3 10 0 0 1 2 1 12 0 48 0 9 3 1 1 0 0 2 1 5 0 1 0
2023-02-15 @ $8.9K $10.8K 69 66.9 279 3 20 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 48 0 8 2 1 2 0 0 3 0 6 0 0 0
2023-02-08 @ $9.3K $10.9K 72 71.3 282 5 42 0 0 0 0 2 18 0 38 0 16 3 0 5 0 0 3 2 8 1 0 0
2023-02-01 @ $10.3K $11.7K 81.5 82.9 277 2 13 0 0 0 1 0 16 0 47 0 8 2 0 2 0 0 2 2 4 0 0 0
2023-01-04 @ $8.5K $10.5K 79 87.6 209 25 25 1 3 0 0 3 21 0 23 0 9 18 1 4 0 2 6 4 31 0 0 0
2022-11-30 @ $8.7K $10.3K 117 101.1 203 26 1 1 5 0 2 3 16 0 29 0 7 18 0 2 0 1 6 3 32 0 0 0
2022-11-02 @ $11.2K $11.8K 85 88.8 200 23 7 1 4 0 2 2 14 0 33 0 5 18 0 1 0 1 6 3 29 0 0 0
2022-10-19 @ $9.2K $11.1K 58 62.4 206 20 14 1 4 0 0 1 12 0 37 0 5 18 0 3 0 1 4 2 24 0 0 0
2022-10-12 @ $9.5K $10.8K 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022-10-11 @ $9.5K $10.8K 106.5 104 268 3 5 0 0 0 2 0 19 0 40 0 11 2 0 1 0 0 3 3 6 0 0 1
2022-08-24 @ $8.5K $9.6K 58 65 206 4 22 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 29 0 9 2 1 2 0 0 4 2 8 0 0 0
2022-08-17 @ $9.2K $10.2K 35 29.8 217 17 64 1 4 0 0 1 8 0 34 0 12 18 0 0 0 1 1 1 18 0 0 0
2022-08-10 @ $9K $10.5K 63.5 66.6 204 20 29 1 4 0 0 2 14 0 33 0 6 18 1 3 0 1 3 3 23 0 1 0

Viktor Hovland Daily Fantasy News, Rankings, Projections

Viktor Hovland looks to bounce back from a poor finish

Frustration over a poor putting performance got the best of Viktor Hovland at last week's Northern Trust. Hovland broke his putter during the final round and had to putt with a wedge for the remainder of the day. Currently sitting in the 14th position ( 500 points outside the top 5) in this year's FedEx Cup race Hovland still has plenty to play for this week. Just like last week's Northern Trust, this week's BMW Championship features a top place prize of 2000 FedEx points for first place. Caves Valley Golf Club looks to be a course that favors birdie makers, and Hovland has historically been the type of player who can rack up birdies with the best. Due to his typically strong ball-striking, Hovland ranks 4th this year in birdie or better % on par 4's for the 2021 season. Hovland will look to rely on his excellent ball-striking abilities as he looks to finish off a strong run en route to his first tour championship apperearce.

New Short Game Coach is Already Paying Dividends

It doesn't feel great paying more for Hovland than the likes of Sungjae Im and Tony Finau, but his game is seriously trending toward a win in the near future. Since hiring Pete Cowen as his short game coach, he is dead even with the field when it comes to strokes gained around the green in the last three events. That doesn't seem like much, but he lost a combined 12.3 strokes around the green in his previous four events. Additionally, his ball striking has been fire, gaining 7.2 strokes at the RBC Heritage and 10 strokes at the Travelers Championship. His best putting surface thus far has been bentgrass (featured this week) and he played well here last season finishing in a tie for 13th.

Improvement Around the Greens?

During the break, Hovland tried to improve on his biggest weakness -- his short game. He hired Pete Cowen, who said he'd rate Hovland's chipping a one out of 10. To prove how bad he's been in the past, there are only three golfers in this field that have lost more strokes around the green over the last 50 rounds. It looks like the coaching hire is paying dividends though, as the last two weeks have his best two around the green performances in his last seven events. We know the ball striking is elite and the soft course should help him hit plenty of greens. In his debut here last season, he made the cut and finished T54.

Time For a Breakthrough Win

No course history? No problem. If you haven’t been plugged in to the DFS golf landscape over the last four or five months, it’s time to get yourself acquainted with perhaps the best young golfer on Tour. He rolled off finishes of 13th, 13th, 16th, and 4th to close out the summer season, and he started the fall swing with a top ten at the Greenbrier before fading a bit during the Asian swing. Look for him to get back on track here on North American soil in Mexico. If you tally up his 48 PGA Tour rounds, he actually leads this field in strokes gained tee to green and ball striking. His game is fantastic throughout the bag, and I’m definitely willing to spend up for him in this relatively modest field. A win is coming soon, and this could be the spot for his breakthrough.

A Win is on the Horizon

It would have been a travesty if Hovland wasn’t able to get a PGA Tour card in the Korn Ferry Tour finals. Luckily, he played well enough in the first two that he didn’t even need to tee it up for the finale. He will forever be compared to Matthew Wolfe and Collin Morikawa, but I’ve got my money on Hovland being the best of the three. He’s the most consistent ball striker of the three, he just needs to make small improvements with his short game. Look at his statistics in this week’s field — he’s ranked first in strokes gained off the tee, strokes gained approach, greens in regulation, and birdie or better percentage. I will be betting Hovland and playing him in DFS early and often this season because it’s only a matter of time before he gets his first win. Before the Korn Ferry Tour finals, he posted four straight top 16 finishes in some very good fields on the PGA Tour. In my humble opinion, he’s the most talented golfer in this field and that might not even be a hot take at this point.

My Pick to Win

This guy is simply something special. After just missing out on securing his PGA Tour card in only a handful of summer starts, Hovland breezed through the Korn Ferry Tour finals in order to secure his spot. He finished his summer with four consecutive top 16 finishes, and he leads the Tour in ball striking over the last year (though he didn’t have enough rounds to get on the official leaderboards). Even though he hasn’t played this course before, he’s a perfect fit for the layout, and I expect him to contend. The talent level is through the roof, and it’s only a matter of time before he is hoisting the hardware. In fact, Hovland is my pick to do just that here at the Greenbrier. With his card secure, he should play with a lot of confidence and swagger.

Another Young Star on the Verge of a Win?

The new young golfers on the PGA Tour continue to make a name for themselves, as both Matthew Wolff and Collin Morikawa have already won a Tour event, with Morikawa winning last week’s Barracuda Championship. I actually like Hovland more this week, as he should be motivated to try to join the crew with a victory. It’s also not like Hovland has been playing poorly, either, as he has logged three straight top 20 finishes on his resume. He has closed well in each of those events, too, shooting 65 or better in the final round of each of them. He doesn’t have enough rounds to qualify statistically yet, but he’s solid throughout his bag and makes plenty of birdies. I like his chances of contending this week, and he’s one of my favorite GPP plays.

Another Elite Young Golfer

Wolff and Morikawa had their coming out party last week, battling down to the wire before Wolff pulled out a win with his incredible eagle on the final hole of the tournament. That will have those two garnering more DFS attention this week, especially since Hovland is at the same or a higher price tag on almost every site (Hovland is $100 cheaper than Morikawa on FanDuel, but that difference is negligible). Recency bias will make some lean toward Wolff and Morikawa, and this is a spot where I really like Hovland. You know he is hungry for a debut win after what Wolff did in Minnesota, and Hovland has been playing well in his own right, with six straight cuts made on the PGA Tour. That includes solid performances at The Masters (32nd) and the U.S. Open (12th), with back-to-back top 15’s on the resume since that U.S. Open finish. Hovland was over 80% in driving accuracy and greens in regulation a week ago, to go along with plenty of distance off the tee. He doesn’t have enough rounds to qualify for full season statistics just yet, but rest assured that he is the real deal.

Matthew Wolff set to make his professional debut

With almost nothing left to prove in the world of college golf, Matthew Wolff has decided to turn pro. Like many other Oklahoma State Cowboys before him, Wolff will make the jump to the PGA Tour with hopes of playing well early and often. With only six sponsors exemptions left this season, Wolff will have a very daunting task of trying to earn a PGA Tour card for next season. That being said this golfer with a very unique swing has the talent to compete with the best players in the world. Even if he does not earn a Tour card via starts this season, Wolff will have a place to play on The Web.Com Tour next season. In terms of DFS Wolff could fly under the radar in comparison to the excellent play of his former teammate Viktor Hovland at last week's U.S. Open. Priced less than Hovland, Wolff could be considered as a GPP option for the week. Wolff made the cut as an amateur in his only start of the season at this year's WPMO. If nothing else it's important to pay attention to college players making the jump to professional golf, as many of these players will be at the forefront for years to come.