Hovland was born on September 18, 1997, in Oslo, Norway to parents Galina Hovland and Harald Hovland. His father worked at a private company in the United States while his mother looked after their household. Hovland’s family moved to the United States when he was a child and resided in Oklahoma.
Hovland won the 2018 U.S. Amateur, the first Norwegian player to do so, and earned invitations into the 2019 Masters Tournament, the 2019 U.S. Open, and the 2019 Open Championship. He played in the 2018 Emirates Australian Open as an amateur, finishing tied for 13th place.
Hovland played college golf at Oklahoma State University–Stillwater. In 2014, Hovland won the Norwegian national championships for amateurs.
Hovland graduated from Oklahoma State University. Viktor was a teammate of Matthew Wolff, a fellow young star. Richie Fowler, an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour also graduated from Oklahoma State University.
Height : 5 feet 10 inches 1.78m
Weight : 195 Ibs 88 kg