Viktor Hovland captures BMW Championship, shoots final-round 61

Viktor Hovland captured the BMW Championship on Sunday, the second leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Hovland shot a 9-under-par 61, which included seven birdies on the back nine, in the final round. His round is the lowest-ever at Olympia Fields for a major or PGA Tour event.
  • The 25-year-old fended off major champions Scottie Scheffler and Matt Fitzpatrick, who both finished T-2 at 15 under par. Scheffler and Fitzpatrick each shot 66.
  • With the win, Hovland has five PGA Tour titles. It’s his second victory in 2023, his first coming at the Memorial Tournament.
  • Hovland rises to No. 2 in the FedEx Cup standings entering the final tournament of the season next week, the Tour Championship.

This story will be updated.

(Photo: Michael Reaves / Getty Images)

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