‘Best’ golf amateur turns pro

Norway’s young and highly promising golfer Viktor Hovland shocked players and spectators alike at the US Open at Pebble Beach over the weekend, when he ended the prestigious tournament four under par. He broke the record for an amateur set in 1960 by none other than gold legend Jack Nicklaus. “I didn’t know that, but […]

Hovland relishes US Masters’ triumph

Just playing in the US Masters golf tournament was a huge accomplishment for the 21-year-old Viktor Hovland of Oslo. When he also won the title as best amateur player he was all but speechless. “I couldn’t be happier than I am now,” he told Norsk Golf magazine when it was all over after a weekend […]

‘Not surprised’ by Viktor’s victory

Norwegian coaches who trained golfer Viktor Hovland as a young teenager were impressed but not surprised by his stunning victory at the US Amateur over the weekend. They were citing his perfectionism and, quite literally, his drive as key factors behind his success at the tournament that’s been won by the likes of Jack Nicklaus, […]

Norwegian wins spot in US Open

One of the few people who didn’t seem surprised that young golfer Kristoffer Reitan has qualified to play in the US Open is Reitan himself. His historic qualification makes him the first Norwegian man to ever make it into one of the biggest golf tournaments of them all. “This was absolutely unexpected!” Øyvind Rojahn, top […]

Norway’s golf star hails Trump

At least one Norwegian is happy that the millionaire real estate developer and showman Donald J Trump has won his bid for the US presidency. Suzann Pettersen, Norway’s golf star who’s lived in Florida for several years, was hailing her friend on social media after this week’s election. “‘Hats off’ for this man, you did […]

‘Tutta’ wants a baby and Tokyo comeback

Norwegian golfer Suzann Pettersen, nicknamed “Tutta” back home, had been among Norway’s gold medal hopes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, but wound up in 10th place instead. Now she’s setting her sights on starting a family and training for a comeback at the next Summer Olympics in Tokyo in 2020. “I won’t wait […]

Star golfer met hatred on the green

Suzann Pettersen has been Norway’s star golfer for nearly two decades, but experts claim she now may be irreversibly tarnished. The respect she’s commanded suddenly dissolved into hatred after she controversially contested a putt during the weekend’s Solheim Cup tournament between professional women golfers from Europe and the US. At first she defended herself, but later apologized. The reaction to Pettersen’s decision to point […]

Pettersen’s best British Open

Norwegian golfer Suzann “Tutta” Pettersen narrowly missed out on her first British Open golfing title on Sunday, beaten by just one stroke by surprise winner American Mo Martin. Her equal second place with China’s Feng Shanshan was still Pettersen’s best finish in the prestigious event, and took her total career prize winnings to over USD […]

2013 above par for golfing star

Norway’s queen of golf, Suzann ‘Tutta’ Pettersen, capped off a stellar year with two major awards at the annual Sports Gala (Idrettsgallaen) over the weekend. Commentators have named her among the world’s sporting greats, and her star is set to keep rising as she chases the world number one women’s golf ranking. An ecstatic Pettersen […]

Suzann sets sights on Hall of Fame

Fresh from another major triumph on the golf course, Norwegian star golfer Suzann Pettersen is now closer to winning a spot in golf’s “Hall of Fame.” Her victory in the Evian Masters tournament in France last weekend brought her two more points towards the 27 needed for entry. News bureau NTB reported on Wednesday that […]