WATCH: Viktor Hovland Makes Hole-In-One At TPC Sawgrass

The World No.3 aced the par-3 8th to move into contention at The Players Championship

Viktor Hovland makes a hole-in-one at the 8th hole during the third round of The Players Championship
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Viktor Hovland became the latest player to make a hole-in-one at this year’s Players Championship, acing the par-3 8th hole to move into contention at TPC Sawgrass. The World No.3 moved to 4-under-par with his 219-yard hole-in-one at the 17th hole of his third round.

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Hovland’s ace followed that of Shane Lowry yesterday at the 17th, making this the fifth round at The Players Championship to feature multiple holes-in-one - 2022 R3, 2021 R2, 2006 R2, 2000 R4 and 1986 R1.

It was the second hole-in-one of Hovland's PGA Tour career following one at the 2020 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Hovland finished his third round at four-under-par after shooting a 68.

Jeff Kimber
Jeff Kimber

Jeff graduated from Leeds University in Business Studies and Media in 1996 and did a post grad in journalism at Sheffield College in 1997. His first jobs were on Slam Dunk (basketball) and Football Monthly magazines, and he's worked for the Sunday Times, Press Association and ESPN. He has faced golfing greats Sam Torrance and Sergio Garcia, but on the poker felt rather than the golf course. Jeff's favourite course played is Sandy Lane in Barbados, which went far better than when he played Matfen Hall in Northumberland, where he crashed the buggy on the way to the 1st tee!