On Thursday morning, 30 of the best golfers in the world flocked to East Lake Country Club in Atlanta, Georgia for the Tour Championship.
It’s the final stage of the FedEx Cup Playoffs with the winner taking home $15 million. No, that’s not a misprint. The winner will be taking home a massive monetary prize this weekend.
With a modified scoring system in place, fan-favorite Viktor Hovland found himself seven shots off the lead before the tournament even started. After a hot start to the round, Hovland bogeyed No. 4 and then found himself in trouble off the tee on No. 5.
Hitting from behind a few trees, he was just trying to get the ball somewhere on the green. Instead, Hovland landed the ball about three feet away from the pin and spun it right into the cup.
Check it out.
Viktor Hovland with the shot of the year at the Tour Championship 🦅 pic.twitter.com/VZsrvUMdQz
— Tom Young (@TomYoungSJ) September 2, 2021
With the incredible eagle, Hovland moved to three-under on the day and six-under for the tournament. After entering competition seven shots back of leader Patrick Cantlay, he found himself just four shots back after his first five holes.
Hovland is one of the best players on the planet and he put that on full display so far during the first round.
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