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Golf News // Viktor Hovland, proving ‘you never know what’s going to happen,’ rallies at Hero World Challenge (www.espn.com)

Golf News // Viktor Hovland, proving ‘you never know what’s going to happen,’ rallies at Hero World Challenge

NASSAU, Bahamas — Viktor Hovland made consecutive eagles and closed with consecutive bogeys while overcoming a six-shot deficit to win the Hero World Challenge on Sunday and keep Collin Morikawa from reaching No. 1 in the world.

So wild was this final round of the year for golf’s elite that Morikawa, who started the day with a five-shot lead, wasn’t even a factor over the last hour at Albany Golf Club.

Hovland closed with a 6-under 66 in his debut at a holiday event that was filled with pure chaos involving eagles and triple bogeys, none more bizarre than Jordan Spieth hitting his drive off the ninth tee from what was a new 17th tee for the final round.

“I didn’t think a win was going to be very possible,” Hovland said. “But I know this…

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