The Norwegian Viktor Hovland signed this Sunday a 67 strokes, five under par, to revalidate the title in the Mayakoba tournament of the PGA, played in the Mexican Caribbean with a prize pool of $ 7.2 million.
After putting on the best performance of his career on Saturday with a 62-shot card, Hovland was not so fine in the fourth round., in which he committed a couple of ‘bogeys’, but, thanks to six ‘birdies’, he secured the victory with 261 hits, four less than the second, the Mexican Carlos Ortiz.
Hovland became the first champion to revalidate the title in Mexico.
The Chilean Joaquín Niemman finished in fifth place, while Mexican Abraham Ancer rose 18 seats to finish seventh, tied with three other players, including the Spanish Sergio García.
Established in 2007 as the first PGA Tour tournament outside of the United States and Canada, Mayakoba took place this year with the absence of the Spanish Jon Rahm, the world’s first player, who takes a few weeks off, after intense activity on the tour.