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Viktor Hovland celebrates his second victory on the PGA Tour


Playa Del Carmen, Mexico — Viktor Hovland captured his second victory

on the PGA Tour - the Mayakoba Classic after pouring in a clutch putt on

the 72nd hole, finishing at 20-under 264. Hovland saved par from 40-yards

from a waste area on the 16th hole, and then poured in the winning 12-foot

birdie putt at the last to beat Aaron Wise by one shot and win for the second

time this year.

The 23-year-old Norwegian, who starred at Oklahoma State has made a

habit of winning in dramatic form. Hovland won the Puerto Rico Open in

February for his first TOUR title by holing a 30-footer on the last hole.

“I was shaking there at the end,” Hovland said after closing with a 6-under

65. “I thought I lost it after second shot on 16. I made an awesome par

there. I knew I had to make birdie on 18.”

Wise closed with a 63 but missed putts from 12 feet on both the 17th &

18th holes at El Camaleon Golf Club. “I played 17 aggressive off the tee.

On 18, I hit two great shots,” Wise said. “I hit every shot as good as I

could hit it. I just couldn't get them to drop.”

Hovland had a hot start with four birdies in the first six holes and built a

two-shot lead going into the inward half. Hovland moved to third in the

FedExCup standings.


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