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Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Hovland defends WWT title in Mexico to secure third PGA Tour victory

Viktor Hovland defends title for big win 2021 World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba.






 Norway's Viktor Hovland defended his title at the World Wide Technology Championship in Mayakoba, Mexico on Sunday, winning by four shots to secure his third PGA Tour victory.


The 24-year-old Norwegian native became the first player to defend his title in the tournament’s 15-year history and the first to defend any title on the PGA Tour since Brooks Koepka in 2019 at the PGA Championship.


 Hovland signed for a 4-under 67 on Sunday at El Camaleon Golf Club in Riviera Maya, south of Cancun, and coasted to a 4-stroke victory over Mexico’s Carlos Ortiz.


 American Justin Thomas was third.

 Hovland did the majority of his damage on the par 5’s, making birdies on his first 11 par-5s in the tournament. He took control of the tournament on Saturday when he birdied half the holes en route to shooting a career-best 62 and grabbed a two-stroke lead.


 It was Hovland's second title of the year, having won the European Tour's BMW International Open in Munich in June, while he now has seven top-five US PGA finishes in 2021

 WWT Mayakoba Championship 2021 - final leaderboard.




-23 V Hovland (Nor); 
-19 C Ortiz (Mex); 
-18 J Thomas (US); 
-17 S Scheffler (US); 
-16 J Niemann (Chi), M Wolff (US) 


Selected others: 

-15 S Garcia (Spa); 
-11 M Laird (Sco); 
-9 T Hatton, J Rose (Eng)



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