What’s In The Bag: Viktor Hovland


What golf clubs and ball does Viktor Hovland use? Our in-depth review of what’s in the bag of the Norwegian superstar for 2022.

Victory at the Dubai Desert Classic means Viktor Hovland now has six worldwide career wins in just two-and-a-half years as a pro.

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The Norwegian beat veteran Richard Bland in a play-off to win his first Rolex Series event, second European Tour title and move up to third in the World Rankings.

Viktor Hovland won the 2022 Dubai Desert Classic, beating Richard Bland in a play-off for his first Rolex Series win.

The 24-year-old’s win at Emirates Golf Club was his third in his last five starts ( he also won the Hero World Challenge and Worldwide Technology Championship at Mayakoba) and came off the back of his T4 finish at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. He has missed just three cuts in his professional career.

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Viktor Hovland with the World Wide Technology Championship trophy.

Hovland became the first Norwegian to win on the European Tour with victory at the 2021 BMW International Open in June, before becoming the first of his countrymen to represent Team Europe at the Ryder Cup when he made his debut for Padraig Harrington’s side in September.

He recorded his first PGA Tour win at Puerto Rico Open in February 2020 before winning the Mayakoba Golf Classic in December 2020.

Viktor Hovland won the Mayakoba Golf Classic in 2020.

2021 saw Hovland cement his spot in the top 10 of the world rankings, record ten top-10 finishes and miss just one cut (The Players Championship).

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The former World Amateur No.1 is a Ping staff player with the majority of his bag made up of the brand’s clubs. However, Hovland does use a TaylorMade SIM fairway wood and swaps between a Ping G425 hybrid, a Callaway Apex UW, a Callaway X Forged UT driving iron and Ping i210 3-iron depending on the course and conditions.

Viktor Hovland became the first Norwegian to win on the European Tour with victory at the BMW International Open.

If you’re in the market for some new gear, find out how all of his clubs performed in our tests of the best driversfairway woodshybridsironswedgesputters and golf balls.

Let’s take an in-depth look at what is in Hovland’s golf bag for 2022.

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Viktor Hovland uses the Ping G425 LST driver.


Ping G425 LST (9˚ at 8.4º; Fujikura Speeder 661 TX shaft, 45.5″, tipped 1/2 an inch) | VIEW OFFER

Viktor Hovland uses the TaylorMade Sim fairway wood.

Fairway wood

TaylorMade SIM (15˚, Fujikura Ventus Blue 7 X) | VIEW OFFER

Viktor Hovland uses the Ping G425 hybrid.


Callaway Apex UW (21º; Fujikura Ventus Blue 9 X) | VIEW OFFER

Viktor Hovland uses a Callaway X Forged UT iron.

Driving Iron

Callaway X Forged UT (21°, Graphite Design Tour AD-DI Hybrid 85X shaft) | VIEW OFFER

Viktor Hovland uses Ping iBlade and new i59 irons.


Ping i210 (4-PW, KBS Tour V 120 X shaft) | VIEW OFFER

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Viktor Hovland uses Ping Glide Forged Pro and Titleist Vokey Design SM8 wedges.


Ping Glide Forged Pro (50˚-SS, 56˚-SS, KBS Tour-V 130 X shafts) | VIEW OFFER

Titleist Vokey SM8 Wedgeworks (60˚, KBS Tour-V 130 X shaft) | VIEW OFFER

Viktor Hovland uses the Ping PLD Prototype


Ping PLD DS 72 (patina finish, 36″, 20º lie, 2.5º loft, stepped shaft) | VIEW OFFER

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Viktor Hovland uses the 2021 Titleist Pro V1 golf ball.

Golf ball

Titleist Pro V1 (2021) | VIEW OFFER

Golf glove

Titleist Players | VIEW OFFER

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Golf cap

Ping Tour Classic Cap | VIEW OFFER

Golf apparel

J Lindeberg | VIEW OFFER

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Viktor Hovland wears Nike Roshe golf shoes.

Golf shoes

Nike Golf Roshe G Tour Shoes | VIEW OFFER

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