Viktor Hovland vs Matthew Wolff vs Collin Morikawa

I have made it known that I think Viktor Hovland will have the best professional career of the three golfers that came on tour in 2019. On this page I will keep a document of the history of the Official World Golf Rankings and professional wins for each golfer. You can decide who is having the better golf career.

Link to PDF of Official World Golf Rankings History.

I analysis all three of their golf swings here:

Many could argue that Viktor Hovland had the chance to get his career started before both Wolff and Morikawa as he played early in the 2019 season at the Farmers Insurance Open and the Masters. Wolff made his debut at the Waste Management Open with George Gankas on the bag but didn’t play again until the 25th tournament of the season (The Travelers). He got a win in his 4th start on tour with a bomb eagle putt on the 18th hole at the 3M Open. In that same 3M Open fellow rookie Collin Morikawa placed 2nd in his 4th career professional start. Morikawa went on to win three weeks later at the Barracuda Championship. Morikawa got a win in his 6th start on tour.

Hovland didn’t get a win until his 22nd tour start and at a limited field event at the Puerto Open. Morikawa’s strong performance just prior to Covid-19 and his sensational play just out of Covid-19 rocketed him into the top 10 in the world. Morikawa is the only one of the three players to have a major championship with the 2020 PGA Championship. All have performed very well in majors.

Stats so far


  • 60 professional tournaments
  • 9 missed cuts
  • 1 WD
  • 3 wins
  • 12th – highest OWGR


  • 43 professional tournaments
  • 8 missed cuts
  • 1 DQ
  • 1 WD
  • 1 win
  • 12th – highest OWGR


  • 53 professional tournaments
  • 5 missed cuts
  • 4 wins (1 major)
  • 4th – highest OWGR (current)