Hovland signed with ping

 Dave D Dave D Members Posts: 4,003 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
edited Jun 18, 2019 6:43pm in Tour Talk #1


Just seen an Instagram post showing Hovland with an all ping bag and hat.

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  • cvhookem63cvhookem63 Fujikura Ventus Experience ETXClubWRX Posts: 4,776 ClubWRX

    Seems like he was hinting at that with his equipment changes at the US Open. Good for him. He should be a lot of fun to watch.

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  • thevaporzthevaporz Members Posts: 3,033 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Guy mashes the ball! Maybe the highest trajectory on Tour. I hope he decides to play for the US in the next Ryder Cup. His demeanor and positive attitude tells me success will come quickly for Viktor.

  • Night trainNight train Members Posts: 2,854 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Wise choice for a talented young man!

  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members Posts: 7,490 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Jun 18, 2019 7:03pm #5

    I like this kid. I dub him the Norwegian express!!
    even though he always looks like he is falling asleep.

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  • stanger37stanger37 Members Posts: 445 ✭✭✭✭

    I remember watching him in the US Amateur, the radio guys were all talking about Cole Hammer, didn't say much about Hovland. Glad to see him continuing that success at the Maters and US Open. Playing the first 2 rounds with Koepka and Moli had to be pretty awesome. Hung in there with them too for the most part.

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  • MidwestGolfBumMidwestGolfBum Corporate Golfer Extraordinaire MSN/MKE/DSMMembers Posts: 1,393 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    While not a huge shock given his gradual shift to a full Ping bag, still awesome to see. Hope for nothing but success for him, seems like he's got the game to be successful, though obviously not guaranteed.

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  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day... south carolinaMembers Posts: 27,612 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Figured. He had near a full ping bag anyway.

    Love this kid. I really predict great things. Loads of raw tools.

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  • third-times-a-charmthird-times-a-charm Members Posts: 1,757 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hate to see him sign a contract this early.

    Oh well.

  • ImagineThatImagineThat ✭ The Lone Star State ✭Members Posts: 47 ✭✭

    I think we'll be seeing a lot of Viktor Hovland in the future...enough where his name will no longer appear strange.

    He seems to really be an upbeat guy with a nice personality, and he has a nice friendly smile to go with it.

  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Open Championship! IowaClubWRX Posts: 18,283 ClubWRX

    @thevaporz said:
    Guy mashes the ball! Maybe the highest trajectory on Tour. I hope he decides to play for the US in the next Ryder Cup. His demeanor and positive attitude tells me success will come quickly for Viktor.

    Is he a U.S. citizen?

  • third-times-a-charmthird-times-a-charm Members Posts: 1,757 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @PowderedToastMan said:

    @third-times-a-charm said:
    Hate to see him sign a contract this early.

    Oh well.

    Just to be clear, you want a professional golfer, who’s been building up loans for years of amateur golf and will now be on the road 30+ weeks a year, not to sign a contract?

    Why not? If hes good enough to win he can make the money in the top 10-20 each week going forward easily.

    Handicapping himself to one brand doesn't make sense.

  • 3whacker3whacker Members Posts: 427 ✭✭✭✭

    obvious to see the ties between Ping and Holder/OSU still run deep....good business decision by Ping to support the Cowboys and see their investment pay off

  • KrazyTrain18KrazyTrain18 Members Posts: 3,223 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Great decision, this guy is shaping up to be a star on tour someday. Pretty well rounded game and seems to have a good head on his shoulders.

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  • RSinSGRSinSG ClubWRX Posts: 3,199 ClubWRX

    @tatertot said:

    It's not like he's got to use Northwesterns he bought off the shelf at Sears.

    Too funny.

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  • buckeyeflbuckeyefl Members Posts: 6,068 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @third-times-a-charm said:

    @PowderedToastMan said:

    @third-times-a-charm said:
    Hate to see him sign a contract this early.

    Oh well.

    Just to be clear, you want a professional golfer, who’s been building up loans for years of amateur golf and will now be on the road 30+ weeks a year, not to sign a contract?

    Why not? If hes good enough to win he can make the money in the top 10-20 each week going forward easily.

    Handicapping himself to one brand doesn't make sense.

    That's not handicapping and not taking that easy sponsorship money would be completely foolish.

  • thevaporzthevaporz Members Posts: 3,033 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @BottleCap said:

    @Hawkeye77 said:

    @thevaporz said:
    Guy mashes the ball! Maybe the highest trajectory on Tour. I hope he decides to play for the US in the next Ryder Cup. His demeanor and positive attitude tells me success will come quickly for Viktor.

    Is he a U.S. citizen?

    No, he just needs to claim economic asylum, that's the new fad.

    Good point. Looks like he is not a US Citizen at the moment. Perhaps he will consider becoming one in the future.

  • GoGoErkyGoGoErky Members Posts: 1,513 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @thevaporz said:

    @BottleCap said:

    @Hawkeye77 said:

    @thevaporz said:
    Guy mashes the ball! Maybe the highest trajectory on Tour. I hope he decides to play for the US in the next Ryder Cup. His demeanor and positive attitude tells me success will come quickly for Viktor.

    Is he a U.S. citizen?

    No, he just needs to claim economic asylum, that's the new fad.

    Good point. Looks like he is not a US Citizen at the moment. Perhaps he will consider becoming one in the future.

    Or not and he plays for Europe in the RC

  • alpinetoalpineto Members Posts: 88 ✭✭✭

    Not a hope he plays for team U.S.A in the Ryder cup , he'd be totally disowned in Norway and Europe if he did that .

  • thevaporzthevaporz Members Posts: 3,033 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Yeah, yeah, I realize it's wishful thinking on my part. Stenson will probably take him under his wing and they'll dominate together. Europe RC team is looking really strong lately. We'll take Matt Wolff though. US needs new blood. Lots of incredible college golfers turning pro this year. Bright futures for both RC teams really, gonna be exciting to watch!

  • bspnbspn Members Posts: 134 ✭✭✭

    I'd be surprised if he naturalized before 18 given he went to high school in Norway before attending OSU so I doubt he's eligible even if he wanted to. The question is whether he gets Euro Tour status to play for them

  • farmerfarmer Members Posts: 8,081 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    What is the formula by which he gets a card?

  • tideridertiderider Members Posts: 2,193 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @Hawkeye77 said:

    @thevaporz said:
    Guy mashes the ball! Maybe the highest trajectory on Tour. I hope he decides to play for the US in the next Ryder Cup. His demeanor and positive attitude tells me success will come quickly for Viktor.

    Is he a U.S. citizen?

    i'm sure he's among norway's best/brightest , so no worries from either side on that issue ...

  • HitEmTrueHitEmTrue North TexasMembers Posts: 6,559 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @third-times-a-charm said:

    Why not? If hes good enough to win he can make the money in the top 10-20 each week going forward easily.

    Handicapping himself to one brand doesn't make sense.

    With all those other hacks out there, it should be easy. Like taking candy from a baby.
    < /sarcasm >

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