The 2018 U.S. Amateur champion has continued his upward trend since turning professional after earning low-amateur honors in the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. He defeated Devondeep Bling, 6 and 5, in the 36-hole final of the 2018 U.S. Amateur at Pebble Beach. Two months earlier, he helped Oklahoma State win the NCAA title on its home course, Karsten Creek, in Stillwater. Since turning pro, Hovland became the first Norwegian to win a PGA Tour title when he claimed the 2020 Puerto Rico Open. He would win the Mayakoba Classic last December for his second title. He earned his way into the 2021 U.S. Open field by qualifying for the season-ending Tour Championship last year. As a sophomore at Oklahoma State, he earned first-team All-America honors from both the Golf Coaches Association of America and Golfweek magazine. Member of the International team for the 2018 Palmer Cup. Runner-up in 2016 European Amateur, losing on the seventh hole of a playoff. Helped Norway to a share of fifth place in the 2018 World Amateur Team Championship in the Republic of Ireland.
|2020||Winged Foot Golf Club (West Course)||71-71-70-75--287||+7||T-13|
|2019||Pebble Beach Golf Links||69-73-71-67--280||-4||T-12|