He came onto the PGA Tour in 2019 with two other heralded collegiate stars, Matthew Wolfe and Collin Morikawa. Most pundits said Morikawa had the highest ceiling followed by Wolfe, with Hovland third. Wolfe was the first to win on Tour, and Morikawa lived up to his billing by winning two majors relatively quickly.
Hovland? It took him a while, but he has now reached the pinnacle of achievement for the season-long FedEx Cup competition by winning the Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta, Georgia. It caps off an amazing two-week run for Hovland, who also won the previous week’s BMW Championship. He took home the richest prize in golf, $18 million, and has set himself up to be one of Europe’s stars in the upcoming Ryder Cup in Italy.