Hovland finished with a hole-in-one and another big game
Viktor Hovland gradually moved up the lists on Monday after a very good game in the last round. But a somewhat lame finish made it fall. He is currently in 8th place. To Australian leader Cameron Smith, there are six strokes.
After eleven holes played, however, Hovland had played to the top. After hole 14 there was also a moment in the lead with Smith and Keegan Bradley.
It was still becoming too difficult for the Norwegian to face Cameron Smith. After hole 17, he was tied for 5th place – four strokes ahead of the Australian.
But Hovland pulled off a rare feat by hitting a hole-in-one on the eighth hole of the Ponte Vedra Beach course. The Norwegian kicked the ball 200 yards out and straight into the cup on the par three hole.
– That was a really good shot. It started to huff a bit, so I thought I should hit it a little low. I needed it, Hovland told Discovery afterwards.
Hovland also had to complete the third round on Monday after a storm tore through the major in Florida over the weekend. The tournament was originally scheduled to be played on Sunday, but continued later on Monday.
The Florida Players Championship has enormous prestige and a total prize pool of $20 million.
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