The 2023 Tour Championship Recap

Atlanta, GA – Victor Hovland has won the 2023 Tour Championship and as a result, is the 2023 FedEx Cup Champion.  This marks Hovland’s sixth PGA Tour career win and his third this season.  He also became the first Norwegian to win the FedEx Cup and the cup’s third youngest winner at just 25 years old.  

Just one week after winning the BMW Championship, Hovland continued his dominant hot streak, scoring unbelievably well.  He completed the tournament with a score of 27 under par, a full five shots better than the second-place finisher, Xander Schauffele. While starting the week at 8-under, he carded rounds of 68, 64, 66, and 63.  While Hovland’s focus may have been on the title itself, the financial windfall is certain.  

Just from his three wins this season, Hovland has earned a staggering $25.2 million.  While he certainly got hot in these last few tournaments, he has been playing well all season long.  Hovland started in 23 different tournaments and never missed a cut while racking up numerous top 25 and top 10 finishes to go along with the trio of victories. 

30 of the best players in the world were all in the extremely limited field this week and so there were several notables who could have won.  However, Hovland separated himself, despite starting a few shots off of Scottie Scheffler’s 10-under lead.  Rounding out the top five finishers were Wyndham Clark, Rory McIlroy, and Patrick Cantlay who finished at 16, 15, and 14-under respectively.  

The next biggest golfing event is undoubtedly the Ryder Cup.  The iconic tournament will pit the best golfers from the USA and Europe against each other in Rome starting September 25.  The new PGA Tour season kicks off in earnest with the Fortinet Championship after that.  There, in Napa California, Max Homa will look to defend his title after playing for his country on his first Ryder Cup team. 

Victor Hovland’s What’s In The Bag:

Driver: Ping G425 LST (9° playing at 8.4°) / Fujikura Speeder 661 TR X

3 Wood: TaylorMade Stealth Plus (15° playing at 16.5°) / Fujikura Ventus Blue 7 X

Irons: Titleist U505 (3), Ping i210 (4-PW) / Graphite Design Tour AD DI Hybrid 85 X (3), KBS Tour-V 120 X (4-PW)

Wedges: Ping Glide 4.0 (50° SS, 56° SS), Ping Glide 2.0 (60° TS) / KBS Tour-V 120 X (50-56), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 (60)

Putter: Ping PLD DS 72 prototype 

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

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