Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacturer Audemars Piguet welcomes former world number one amateur and rising star Viktor Hovland to its Golf Dream Team.
The 21-year-old player from Oslo, Norway, turned professional the week after the U.S. Open, where he finished T12 and broke the championship’s 72-hole amateur scoring record. His performance at Pebble Beach gave him low amateur honours in a major for the second time this year after finishing 32nd in the Masters last April, for which he had qualified by winning the 2018 U.S. Amateur Championship. The promising talent from Norway is off to a great start into professional golf adding two T13 finishes in his first four tournaments as pro.
“I’m very proud to team up with Audemars Piguet and be part of their roster of world-class players,” said Viktor. “The Manufacture is always pushing the boundaries in its domain, exactly what I’m looking forward to doing in the game of golf!”
Audemars Piguet Chief Executive Officer François-Henry Bennahmias welcomed Viktor to the family: “We are extremely proud to support such a gifted player. Viktor’s hard work is paying off and it is a lot of fun to watch his unconventional style on the course. I’m sure we will hear a lot more from this young man, who is climbing to the top very quickly!”
Viktor is joining one of the world’s finest teams of golfers including Wesley Bryan, Patrick Cantlay, Bud Cauley, Darren Clarke, Paul Dunne, Branden Grace, Emiliano Grillo, Tyrrell Hatton, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Andrew Johnston, Romain Langasque, Renato Paratore, Ian Poulter, Xander Schauffele, Henrik Stenson, Vijay Singh, Andy Sullivan, Peter Uihlein, Matt Wallace, Lee Westwood, Bernd Wiesberger and Danny Willett, who complete the Audemars Piguet Golf Dream Team.
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About Audemars Piguet
Audemars Piguet is the oldest fine watchmaking manufacturer still in the hands of its founding families (Audemars and Piguet). Since 1875, the company has written some of the finest chapters in the history of Haute Horlogerie, including a number of world firsts. In the Vallée de Joux, at the heart of the Swiss Jura, numerous masterpieces are created in limited series embodying a remarkable degree of horological perfection, including daring sporty models, classic and traditional timepieces, splendid ladies’ jewellery-watches, as well as one-of-a-kind creations.