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Is This the Weirdest Backswing in Elite Golf?

Viktor Hovland of Norway tees off on the 13th hole during day one of the European Open overnight.
Chances are, your golf coach (if you have one), isn't instructing you to take a big pause at the top of your golf swing.

But that's exactly what Norwegian amateur Viktor Hovland is doing at this week's European Tour event - the European Open - in Germany.

The 20-year-old Scandanavian ace certainly drew plenty of attention with his play overnight, firing an opening 4 under 68 at Green Eagle Golf Course in Hamburg to sit in a share of 6th. 

But most people - including the European Open's host TV broadcast team - will be talking about the World No. 4 amateur because of his unusual golf swing.

Hovland is currently playing collegiate golf in the US for Oklahoma State, which is the same university Rickie Fowler competed for.

One of Fowler's contemporary rivals is Japan's Hideki Matsuyama who institutes his own pause at the top of his swing but we think Hovland's takes the cake!

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