Already author of a beautiful eagle the day before at 10, the Norwegian Viktor Hovland signed Friday the first hole-in-one of the week in Bay Hill with a splendid iron shot at 7.
Viktor Hovland, results
Rather discreet so far with a series of 6 consecutive pars to start his second round, the Scandinavian prodigy stood out on the 7, the second par 3 of the first leg, measuring 170 meters.
He returned his iron shot from the start synonymous with the 4th hole-in-one on the PGA Tour in his career! The Norwegian’s previous hole-in-one dated from the 4th round of the BMW Championship in August 2022. Note that since the 2021-2022 season, Hovland has been the player with the most hole-in-ones.
He has 3 and is ahead of Ryan Armour, Wyndham Clark and Adam Hadwin with two holes-in-one on the clock. It was well worth a general round of Arnold Palmer’s favorite cocktail offered by the Norwegian! The day before, Hovland had also made a name for himself by sending his second shot from 77 meters directly into the hole at 10, which was simply his first hole of the tournament The Rules of Golf are a set of standard rules and procedures by which the sport of golf should be played.
They are jointly written and maintained by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, the governing body for golf worldwide, outside of the United States and Mexico, which are governed by the United States Golf Association.
An expert commission made up of members of the R&A and USGA, oversees and refines the rules every four years. The latest revision has been in force since January 1, 2016. Changes to the rules of golf generally fall into two main categories: those that improve understanding and those that in certain cases reduce penalties to ensure balance.
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