PGA Tour: Viktor Hovland Sails to Back-to-Back Mayakoba Wins | Golf news

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Ryder Cup star Viktor Hovland advanced to a successful defense of his World Tech Championship title in Mayakoba, shooting a finish of 67 to beat a quick Carlos Ortiz by four.

Last Updated: 11/07/21 11:24 pm

Viktor Hovland retained his title at Mayakoba

Viktor Hovland retained his title at Mayakoba

Viktor Hovland withstood an energetic late challenge from Carlos Ortiz to become the first player to successfully defend the World Tech Championship in Mayakoba.

Hovland had extended his lead to six shots in the last nine, although Ortiz cut that down to three with a brilliant streak of five birdies over six holes down the stretch.

But the young Norwegian always had enough to get to the finish line and despite a couple of errors down the stretch, a finish of 67 was enough to secure a four-shot win, his third PGA Tour win.

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A career-best 62 had given Hovland a two-shot lead overnight, and the 24-year-old followed a steady start with three birdies on five holes before the turn before adding another in the 11th. .

Hovland’s 67 earned him a four-shot victory

The European Ryder Cup star dropped shots at 12 and 15, but with Ortiz the only one in the chasing group applying any pressure, Hovland’s march to the title was in doubt, with another win at 17 sealing the score. treatment.

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