Viktor Hovland, the only single player on Europe's Ryder Cup team, had a hilarious photo op with the team's Wags (wives and girlfriends) after helping lead his team to victory. The Norwegian golfer delivered an impressive performance, securing three-and-a-half points from his five matches in Rome. After the team's 16½-11½ victory, Hovland posed with vice-captain Jose Maria Olazabal and all the team's Wags for a memorable photo on the first tee, prompting fans to joke that it would make the perfect Tinder profile picture.
'Iconic' Photo Goes Viral
The photo of Hovland with the Wags quickly went viral, with fans describing it as "iconic" and "the best photo ever." The Team Europe Twitter account even tweeted about Hovland, emphasizing his presence in the picture. The Norwegian golfer's dating app account had already garnered attention before the Ryder Cup, with some questioning his age. The lighthearted photo with the glamorous Wags further added to Hovland's charm and popularity.
Viktor Hovland was the main man at the Ryder Cup
While the photo with the Wags stole the show, Hovland's performance on the golf course should not be overlooked. He played a crucial role in Europe's victory, securing a 4&3 win over Collin Morikawa in the second singles match on Sunday, helping to put Europe within reach of the win.
Celebrations and Wild Scenes
The European team and their fans celebrated their Ryder Cup win with wild scenes and joyous celebrations. One fan, dressed as Colonel Sanders, made a splash by jumping into the lake on the 16th green. This lively moment kicked off a trend, with many other fans following suit and joining the jubilant chaos by taking a dip in the water. The celebrations showcased the electric atmosphere and intense rivalry that defined the three days of blistering golf.
Hovland and Olazabal held hands at the Ryder Cup Gala
The Ryder Cup victory was a moment of triumph for Europe, and Viktor Hovland's playful photo with the Wags perfectly captured the celebratory atmosphere and camaraderie within the team.