Amateur Hovland breaks Jack Nicklaus' U.S. Open record
Viktor Hovland made history, surpassing Jack Nicklaus for the lowest 72-hole score by an amateur at the U.S. Open.
Winner of a record 18 major championships, American great Nicklaus set the record via a 282 in 1960.
However, unheralded Norwegian Hovland broke the record with a score of 280 at Pebble Beach on Sunday.
The 21-year-old, who posted 69-73-71 in the opening three rounds, signed off with a four-under-par 67 to be tied for 13th.
Viktor Hovland just posted 280 at Pebble Beach.— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) June 16, 2019
That's the lowest 72-hole score by an amateur in U.S. Open history.@JackNicklaus previously held the record at 282 in 1960.#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/ytfVZuT5Li