During the PGA Championship, Viktor Hovland had a humorous exchange with his caddie.
With a great first round, Viktor Hovland put himself in contention at the PGA Championship.
Viktor Hovland and his caddy have a one-of-a-kind exchange. #OKState
Laughter can be heard
“Perhaps this will work.”
“Can you tell me what the cover of this trash is?” pic.twitter.com/Bv0z0T2zGb #PGAChamp pic.twitter.com/Bv0z0T2zGb
After being caught on camera having a fascinating conversation with his caddie during the first round of the PGA Championship, Viktor Hovland was certainly feeling himself. Hovland has been building a name for himself on the PGA Tour of late with some outstanding performances, and he’s continuing that trend this week at the PGA Championship.
The Norwegian golfer first made a name for himself at the 2019 Masters, where he finished as the low amateur.
And it’s been a whirlwind start to life on the PGA Tour, with victory at the Puerto Rico Open and the Mayakoba Golf Classic in 2020.
Hovland was tied-21st at The Masters in his first major of 2021, and he came into the PGA Championship with back-to-back tied-third finishes at the Valspar Championship and the Wells Fargo.
While his golfing abilities have already piqued the interest of people around the world, his amiable demeanor on the course has also helped him gain popularity.
Hovland’s signature smile, which he wears on every round of golf, is inevitably contagious.
Of course, the fact that Hovland is one of the PGA Tour’s most in-form players heading into the PGA Championship helps.
Strong winds hampered several of the top players in the world, including Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy, in the first round at the Kiawah Island course on Thursday, and that infectious smile may have been tested.
Hovland, on the other hand, appeared to be well past his years as he skilfully navigated the tough conditions to turn in a two-under par round.
On the par-four fourth, his 13th hole of the day, he got himself into some trouble.
Despite just escaping a bunker on the side of the fairway with his second shot, Hovland discovered that he had an uncomfortable stance when attempting to find the green.
It resulted in a hilarious back-and-forth with his caddie, Shay Knight, as the two discussed their options.
The entire conversation:
“It’s not going to go left,” Hovland says.
Knight: “All I want to do is not bring a big number into play.”
“I agree,” VH says. “Brinkwire Summary News.”