Hovland named to Europe’s Ryder Cup roster

Hovland named to Europe’s Ryder Cup roster

Norwegian Viktor Hovland became the third member of Team Europe’s Ryder Cup roster on Tuesday, joining Jon Rahm and Rory McIlory on captain Luke Donald‘s team.

“My man!! Welcome to the party! 3 down, 9 to go,” Donald wrote in a social media announcement.

Ranked No. 5 in the World Golf Rankings, Hovland has four PGA Tour wins and two on the DP World Tour. He will make his second consecutive Ryder Cup appearance following automatic qualification.

The 25-year-old was 0-3-2 in 2021, his only previous Ryder Cup appearance. He was the first player from Norway to represent Europe at the Ryder Cup when it was held at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin in 2021.

A top-20 finisher in each of golf’s four majors this season, including runner-up at the PGA Championship, Hovland hasn’t missed a cut in 18 PGA Tour starts this year.

The Ryder Cup begins Sept. 29 at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club near Rome. The U.S. is the defending champion.

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