Viktor Hovland has the worst luck when it comes to travel, and this week is no different as he showed up to the Scottish Open with next to nothing.
When does Viktor Hovland get a sponsorship deal with a brand that will deliver his clubs and luggage safely and on time? How many times has that happened at Hovland this year? Twice.
According to Golf Digest, Hovland showed up to the Scottish Open without clubs or clothes for the event as the airline was having trouble. His clubs were still not there on Tuesday, but he hoped they would arrive before his tee time on Thursday.
The first time was in January for the Sentry Tournament of Champions, and the clubs arrived damaged. We are now in July and he has no club or clothes with the tournament starting on Thursday.
It’s unclear what condition their clubs and business will be in for this event, so hopefully PING will have their team there and ready in case something terrible happens.
Viktor Hovland has the worst chance of traveling.
What will happen if Hovland does not have its clubs? Will someone lend him a set? Will he have to retire? He borrowed his caddy’s clubs for a practice round in Kapalua, but it’s not a practice round. It’s a question of money.
As he is a professional golfer on the PING team, someone needs to work on a solution, but at this point it begs the question why does this keep happening to Hovland?
Is someone trying to sabotage it because they bet on another golfer and don’t want Hovland to win? This scenario seems far-fetched, but it crossed my mind. Where does Hovland have this terrible luck?
The latter seems logical, but someone needs to design a club transport company that will safely deliver clubs and apparel for professional golfers – PGA Tour, Korn Ferry Tour, etc.
If anyone does it, they should make Hovland the star child of the company and make a ton of money. At this point, he would probably invest in something like this and help make it a success.