ATLANTA -- When Oklahoma State golf coach Alan Bratton was recruiting Viktor Hovland in 2015, he remembers Hovland telling him that he couldn't wait to get to the United States and hit balls off grass.
"I remember thinking that was a phrase I'd never burped out of my mouth," Bratton said. "I couldn't relate to it."
Bratton didn't grow up trying to play an outdoor sport in Oslo, Norway.
The Scandinavian country known more for downhill skiing and snowboarding is now home to the hottest golfer on the planet after Hovland won the Tour Championship by 5 strokes over Xander Schauffele at East Lake Golf Club on Sunday.