Viktor Hovland was not in a hurry to come to Kapalua following the holiday break when he made his Sentry Tournament of Champions debut a year ago. However, Hovland’s lack of preparedness cost him a tie for 31st place and only eight players. Hovland, who is riding a two-race winning streak, arrived in Maui early this year, flying in on Wednesday.
Hovland’s golf clubs, on the other hand, did not get the memo.
Hovland said on his Instagram stories Monday night that his clubs were still detained in Seattle and hadn’t made it to Hawaii.
“Delta, get your s—- together!” Hovland penned the piece.
Hovland’s caddie, Shay Knight, flew to Hawaii on Monday and was ready to hand Hovland his pair of Pings, though with different shafts and heads, according to Espen Blaker of Discovery.
“We’re hoping to get everything arranged today so we can prepare as usual for the rest of the time leading up to the competition,” Knight added. “It’s a bit of a crisis,” says the narrator.
Fortunately for Hovland, he won’t have to go that path after all, as he informed his fans on Tuesday evening that his clubs had arrived. The bad news is that they weren’t all in one piece, as Hovland’s driver shaft snapped right below the hosel in a shot he uploaded.
Hovland replied, “Can’t say I’m shocked.”
After victories at the Hero World Challenge in December and the Mayakoba Classic in November, Hovland is ranked seventh in the world. With a win this week, he can move up to third in the world.