Drinks are most certainly on Viktor Hovland Friday night in Orlando, Florida, and this is becoming something of a yearly tradition for the 25-year-old.
During second-round play at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Hovland stepped up to the tee at the par 3 No. 7 and sank one of the most beautiful aces you’ll ever see for the fourth hole-in-one of his career.
Perfect speed. Perfect bounce. Perfect line. Just perfection all the way around, really. Hovland made the 183-yard distance look like a simple chip shot.
Viktor Hovland cards the fourth ace of his career @APInv pic.twitter.com/Oa2Fr1eIyH
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 3, 2023
Any player to hit a hole-in-one this weekend was -125 at BetMGM after “no hole-in-one” opened at -135. The API has seen nine aces over the last 10 tournaments— including three in 2021 — so the smart money was definitely on seeing some magic in Orlando.
Now the pressure is on Hovland to keep his ace-per-year streak alive on the PGA Tour. He had aces in both the 2022 BMW Championship and 2022 Players Championship as well. But he can worry about that after picking up the bar tab at Bay Hill on Friday.