- Announcers noticed that Viktor Hovland looked like he had put on some muscle recently, so they asked him about it.
- The 24-year-old decided to give them a perfect answer.
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Viktor Hovland continues to be one of the coolest guys in all of golf. He’s young, Norwegian, constantly smiling, and absolutely mashes the golf ball.
He’s listed at just 5-foot-10, 165 lbs, so you wouldn’t expect him to be one of the best drivers of the golf ball on the PGA Tour, but that’s exactly what he was a season ago ranking sixth on Tour in strokes gained: off-the-tee.
Hovland has always seemed to be in solid shape, but over the last couple of months, and even at the Ryder Cup, some people started to notice that it looked like he had added a bit of muscle. Announcers during the first round of this week’s Shriners Children’s Open noticed this as well.
After Hovland posted his opening round 67, the broadcast team decided to ask Hovland if he had been hitting the gym more lately, and his answer did not disappoint.
Ah, yes, the old auto-jack shirt. If that isn’t a ringing endorsement for Hovland’s clothing sponsor J.Lindeberg then I don’t know what is.
Just another reason to root for this guy. He would’ve given this exact same, lighthearted answer no matter what he shot on Thursday, but the 67 certainly had him in a good mood.