Watch: Viktor Hovland shanked and duffed his way to a relatable double bogey at the 2022 Genesis Scottish Open

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On today’s episode of “Professional Golfers, They’re Just Like Us!” we welcome rising star Viktor Hovland to the program.

The 24-year-old Norwegian was playing his first round of the 2022 Genesis Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club when he hit a series of shots that made him look more like a weekend hacker and not the three-time PGA Tour and two-time DP World Tour winner that he truly is. After finding the fairway on the fourth hole, Hovland hit a shank into thick grass, leaving a difficult approach. Things went from bad to worse for the former U.S. Amateur champion, who proceeded to duff his third shot, barely advancing the ball at all.

Hovland went on to make a double-bogey six and signed his name to a 4-over 74 to sit 13 shots behind first-round leader Cameron Tringale, who shot a 9-under 61 on Thursday morning.

We’ll give Hovland a break for this unfortunate sequence, seeing as his clubs and baggage didn’t arrive with him in Scotland earlier this week. And this isn’t a first-time incident for Hovland, either. In fact, the last time he had issues with clubs, he went on to win.