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Amateur Hovland breaks Jack Nicklaus' US Open record

It was a memorable day for Norway’s Viktor Hovland, who left Pebble Beach with a score of 280.

Norwegian golfer Viktor Hovland.
Norwegian golfer Viktor Hovland.

VIKTOR HOVLAND MADE history, surpassing Jack Nicklaus for the lowest 72-hole score by an amateur at the US Open.

Winner of a record 18 major championships, American great Nicklaus set the record via a 282 in 1960.

However, unheralded Norwegian Hovland broke the record with a score of 280 at Pebble Beach on Sunday.

The 21-year-old, who posted 69-73-71 in the opening three rounds, signed off with a four-under-par 67 to finish tied for 12th.

- Omni

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