What’s In The Bag: Viktor Hovland’s 2024 golf equipment

What’s in the bag of Viktor Hovland? Our in-depth review of the clubs, balls, apparel, and shoes used by the FedExCup Champion

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The 2023 PGA Tour Season finale had more than a tint of Norwegian red and blue to it – with Viktor (Hovland) by name, victor by nature – going back-to-back, storming to Tour Championship glory.

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A truly dominant performance against the top 30 players in the world closed out a five-stroke victory at East Lake to additionally secure the converted FedExCup title and with it a cheque for $18 million.

Viktor Hovland is the 2023 FedExCup Champion

There was nothing a battling Xander Schauffele could do, as Hovland carded a final round 63 to finish 27-under, which together with his winning 17-under a week earlier at the BMW Championship, put the Norwegian 44-under across his last eight rounds. Utrolig!

Now, with six PGA Tour wins, including three in 2023, it certainly feels like Hovland is knocking at the door of a first Major title, and if performances at the season-ending FedExCup Playoffs are anything to go by, he may be crashing through it sooner rather than later.

Hovland wins 2023 BMW Championship

The proud Norwegian, 25, has shown he can dominate fields from the get-go, but also raise his game to new heights with Major Champions breathing down his neck in a final-round tussle.

Hovland carded a career-low 61 to break the Olympia Fields course record at the BMW Championship, holding off Matt Fitzpatrick, Scottie Scheffler, and Rory McIlroy to claim victory.

The season-ending double backs up his Memorial Tournament triumph just two months earlier and consolidate his top 5 position in the Official Golf World Rankings alongside the biggest names in the game.

Viktor Hovland wins Memorial Tournament 2023

Hovland has also been putting on impressive performances in Majors since turning professional in 2019, finishing T-4 at the 2022 Open Championship, T-7 at the 2023 Masters, and T-2 at the 2023 PGA Championship.

Hovland became the first Norwegian to win on the European Tour with victory at the 2021 BMW International Open, 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 2021.

His 2023 form ensured he was a vital player in Europe’s romp to victory in Rome. Viktor claimed 3.5 of the 16.5 points that Luke Donald’s men needed to wrestle the Ryder Cup back from the USA at the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club.

Hovland finished T-7 at the 2023 Masters

The former World Amateur No.1 is a Ping staff player with the majority of his bag made up of the brand’s clubs, although he does have some other brands in there as well. He’s not one to change his equipment on a regular basis and has very little 2023 equipment in his bag, instead preferring to play clubs from previous years.

Let’s take an in-depth look at what is in Viktor Hovland’s (very successful) 2023 golf bag.

WITB Viktor Hovland

What driver does Viktor Hovland use?

Viktor Hovland uses a Ping G425 LST driver (9° at 8.4°) with a Fujikura Speeder 661 TX shaft

Lofts 9°, 10.5°
Stock shafts Mitsubishi Tensei AV RAW Orange 65, Aldila Rogue White 130 M.S.I. 70
Stock grip Arccos / Golf Pride Lite 360 Tour Velvet
Adjustable hosel Yes (+/- 1.5°)

What fairway woods does Viktor Hovland use?

Viktor Hovland uses a TaylorMade Stealth Plus fairway wood (15° at 16.5°) with a Fujikura Ventus Black 7 X shaft

Lofts 13.5° - Rocket 3 / 15° - 3W / 19° - 5W
Stock shaft Project X HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX 70
Stock grip Lamkin Crossline 360
Adjustable hosel Yes (+/- 2°)

Viktor Hovland uses a Ping G430 Max fairway wood (20.5° at 18.75°) with a Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 8 X shaft

Lofts 3 – 15° / 5 – 18° / 7 – 21° / 9 - 24°
Stock shafts Ping Alta CB Black, Ping Tour 2.0 Chrome, Ping Tour 2.0 Black
Stock grip Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360
Adjustable hosel Yes (+/- 1.5°)

What driving iron does Viktor Hovland use?

Viktor Hovland uses a Titleist U510 driving iron (20°) with a Graphite Design Tour AD DI Hybrid 85 X shaft

Hovland switches between 7-wood and driving iron, depending on the course and conditions.
Lofts 16°, 18°, 20°, 22°
Stock shaft Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black Graphite
Stock grip Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360

What irons does Viktor Hovland use?

Viktor Hovland uses Ping i201 irons (4-PW) with KBS Tour V 120 X shafts

Hovland opts to game the i210 model as opposed to its successor the Ping i230 irons.

Read our full Ping i210 irons review.
Availability 3-UW
7-iron loft 33°
Stock shafts Ping AWT 2.0, True Temper XP95, KBS Tour, various others

What wedges does Viktor Hovland use?

Viktor Hovland uses Ping S159 wedges (50°-12S, 56°-12S) and Ping Glide 2.0 (60°-TS) with True Temper Dynamic Golf Tour Issue S400 shafts

What putter does Viktor Hovland use?

Viktor Hovland uses a Ping PLD DS 72 putter (2.5° loft, 20° lie) with a Patina finish and a 36" stepped shaft

Read our full Ping PLD putters review.
Loft 3° (+3°/-2°)
Lie angle 20° (+/- 2°)
Weight 365g

What golf ball does Viktor Hovland use?

Viktor Hovland uses a Titleist Pro V1golf ball

Titleist’s flagship balls were played by all four Major winners in 2022, with Scottie Scheffler using the Pro V1 for his victory at the Masters and as he rose to No.1 in the world. Former World No.1 Justin Thomas used the Pro V1x as he lifted his second PGA Championship before Matt Fitzpatrick secured his maiden Major at the US Open with the Pro V1x. And there was another Grand Slam success for the Pro V1x at The 150th Open, where Cameron Smith sealed the Claret Jug.

On the PGA and DP World Tours, it’s more a case of who doesn’t use a Pro V1 or Pro V1x. Some of the biggest names include Jordan Spieth, Will Zalatoris, Viktor Hovland, Tony Finau, Adam Scott, Tom Kim, Max Homa, Cameron Young, Tyrrell Hatton, Seamus Power, and Sungjae Im.

Read our full Titleist Pro V1 golf ball review.
Colour White
Layers Three-piece
Cover Cast urethane elastomer

What golf glove does Viktor Hovland wear?

Viktor Hovland wears a Titleist Players golf glove

Best leather golf glove

Rrp: $30.00

Price: $27.95
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DICK'S Sporting Goods
$27.99
Golf Galaxy
$27.99
Walmart
$39.36
Probably one of the most worn gloves in golf, this is the glove the Titleist pros wear and has always been a hugely popular choice among discerning golfers.

The main reason is that Cabretta leather is engineered to the thinnest specification offering the best feel and precise fit. This is complemented by breathable perforations and clever seam placement.

Pros

  • Classic style
  • Tour quality
  • Soft leather

Cons

  • Long in the thumb
Sizes (5) Small-XL
Colors White
Material Leather

What golf cap does Viktor Hovland wear?

Viktor Hovland wears a Ping Tour Classic golf cap

Price: $34.00
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Golf Galaxy
$34.00
This Ping cap with bold branding is constructed with SensorCool technology to keep you cool and has a snapback closure strap for easy adjustment.

Read our guide to the best golf caps 2023.
Color Black, White, Navy, Grey
Material 97% Polyester, 3% Spandex
Size One size

What golf apparel does Viktor Hovland wear?

Viktor Hovland wears J.Lindeberg apparel

J.Lindeberg announced the signing of Hovland in an exclusive multi-year deal agreement back in 2019 that has put the Scandinavian brand at the center of a new golfing generation.

Hovland is well-recognizable on Tour with his eye-catching apparel which polarizes opinion across social media.

When asked about his choice of clothing, Hovland said: "J.Lindeberg, they give me this stuff and pay me money to do so, so I just show up and wear what they want me to wear."

Pros

Cons

What golf shoes does Viktor Hovland wear?

Viktor Hovland wears Puma Ignite Articulate golf shoes

Best spiked golf shoe for out-of-the-box comfort

Rrp: $84.50

Price: $68.54
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PGA TOUR Superstore
$119.99
A long-time wearer of Nike's Roshe G Tour shoes, Hovland made the switch to Puma at the 2023 PGA Championships and has been wearing the Ignite Articulate model since.

Puma's Ignite range is a favorite among amateur golfers and a big hit with the younger generation. Ignite Articulate brilliantly combines comfort, style, and performance.

It has been designed to perform on any lie, with any stance, and any swing. This is the brand's most versatile version in the Ignite series and we can see why.

The slip-on design has plenty of heel support and cushioning for out-of-the-box comfort and we've never had any issues with pinching or blistering.

The Articulate's outsole has durable spikes that have been specifically placed to offer support through the golf swing and we had no issues with slipping or instability. Puma's special PU Foam provides excellent cushioning, making this one of the most comfortable shoes we've worn.

Compare the Articulate with the rest of the best Puma Golf Shoes.

Pros

  • Excellent cushioning
  • Super supportive
  • Look good with any outfit

Cons

  • Similar to previous models
Sizes 7 – 12
Colors 4
BOA Yes
Waterproof Yes

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Rob Jerram is Today's Golfer's Digital Editor.

Rob Jerram – Digital Editor

Rob specializes in the DP World Tour, PGA Tour, LIV Golf, and the Ryder Cup, spending large chunks of his days reading about, writing about, and watching the tours each month.

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