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Norway’s Viktor Hovland bags lucky caddie’s scholarship with BMW Championship hole-in-one

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Norway’s Viktor Hovland aced the second hole on the final round of the 2022 BMW Championship prompting BMW to donate a full scholarship for a lucky young caddie.

The 24-year-old world number ten aced the second hole hitting the shot of the tournament on the final Sunday at Wilmington Country Club.

This was his third hole-in-one on the PGA TOUR and his second this year, having previously achieved the feat at THE PLAYERS Championship.

As Hovland and the spectators celebrated the hole-in-one, so too did a caddie. This is because this was the first ace of the tournament – and, on behalf of the accurate player, BMW traditionally donates a four-year Evans Scholarship, full tuition and a housing grant, worth 125,000 US dollars, to the Evans Scholars Foundation (ESF), which also receives all proceeds from the BMW Championship. This is the sixth time in the history of the BMW Championship that this has happened.

“That’s incredible. That hole-in-one obviously was nice for me, and it helped me out a little bit, but it didn’t move me up the leaderboard that much,” Hovland said. “For it to actually mean something is really cool. I hope that goes a long way.”