Hero World Challenge R4

Viktor Hovland wins by one shot

World Challenge 2021 R4
November 02-05
Albany, New Providence, Bahamas
$3,500,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

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Viktor Hovland signed for a final round 66 to win the Hero World Challenge by one shot on Sunday.


World Challenge 2021 R4

The Norwegian player started the day six shots behind overnight leader Collin Morikawa and produced three consecutive birdies on the front nine to make the turn in 33 before two more birdies, three bogeys and consecutive eagles on the 14th and 15th to close at 18-under, the only non-American in the top-7.

“Honestly, when I first teed off and obviously got off to just making a few pars early on, I didn’t really think winning was even in question, but after I made three birdies in a row at the end of the front nine and I got to No. 9 and I was in the greenside bunker and I looked up at the leaderboard and I saw I believe I was tied for the lead, maybe one shot behind or something like that, that’s when I knew that, okay, if I play really well on the back nine, I’ve got a chance,” said Hovland.


World Challenge 2021 R4

Scottie Scheffler also signed for a 66 to finish in solo second place ahead of Sam Burns and Patrick Reed who both shot 69 to tie for third at 15-under.

“I felt like I played pretty well,” said Scheffler. “I had really struggled with my putting pretty much the whole week until maybe the back nine yesterday, made a few putts. Outside of that, the first two days I putted so bad, so today just to see a few go in and kind of get going was nice and felt like I gave myself a chance there at the end and I’m pleased with that. I’m pleased with how I performed on the back nine.”


World Challenge 2021 R4

Morikawa closed with a 76 having made just two birdies as well as two bogeys and two double bogeys and finished in a tie for fifth place at 14-under alongside Justin Thomas (64).


World Challenge 2021 R4

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Viktor Hovland
-18
68
69
67
66
270
2
Scottie Scheffler
-17
71
68
66
66
271
T3
Sam Burns
-15
71
65
68
69
273
T3
Patrick Reed
-15
68
69
67
69
273
T5
Justin Thomas
-14
67
72
71
64
274
T5
Collin Morikawa
-14
68
66
64
76
274
T7
Tony Finau
-13
68
66
70
71
275
T7
Daniel Berger
-13
66
69
69
71
275
T9
Justin Rose
-11
71
70
70
66
277
T9
Tyrrell Hatton
-11
69
67
71
70
277
T9
Brooks Koepka
-11
67
67
69
74
277
T12
Xander Schauffele
-10
70
70
70
68
278
T12
Matt Fitzpatrick
-10
71
70
68
69
278
T14
Abraham Ancer
-8
66
73
72
69
280
T14
Harris English
-8
75
70
63
72
280
T14
Bryson DeChambeau
-8
69
64
73
74
280
17
Webb Simpson
-7
67
72
71
71
281
18
Rory McIlroy
-6
66
71
75
70
282
19
Henrik Stenson
+1
72
75
70
72
289
20
Jordan Spieth
+6
71
72
75
76
294
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