When a player wins, the accompanist usually receives 10% of his player’s earnings. But Shay Knight might not be the only one benefiting from Viktor Hovland’s World Wide Technology Championship victory in Mayakoba.
However, it will not be 10%.
During Sunday’s show, an on-course reporter stated that Hovland informed Knight when heading up the 18th fairway, “That’s 10% for you and 10% for James.”
On Thursday, after Danny Lee damaged Hovland’s driver shaft on the range before of Round 1, James Hahn stepped in and loaned Hovland his backup. The model, a Ping G425, was nearly identical to Hovland’s, with the exception of a slightly shorter shaft.
Hovland utilized the driver for four rounds and was T-2 in driving accuracy at the end of the competition. He also won by four shots after shooting a tournament-record 23-under-par total. Hovland won the $1.296 million first-place prize for the second year in a row in Mayakoba.
Knight will receive remuneration. So, how about Hahn?
Regarding Hahn’s 10%, Hovland laughed and added, “That was definitely a joke.”
“No, he was quite generous in lending me his backup, so I owe him one.” We can work out something in the future.”
In terms of the driver, Hovland intends to maintain it and use it as needed.
“I believe it is heavily influenced by the course.” He continued, “I’m obviously hitting it a little bit lower and a little shorter, so that’s perfect for really quick situations where you don’t have to cover things.” “However, I’d argue that on most of the PGA Tour courses, there’s generally a bunker around 300 or 310 [yards] where you have to really throw one up in the air and attempt to cover the bunker.” That’s where that driver won’t be as good as the one I had previously.
“I’ve had my finest year off the tee,” he adds, “so I don’t see the need in changing that driver,” he says, “but I could easily see myself using this combination on certain courses.”