Hovland contended at The Masters and the PGA Championship, but was unable to find his first major victory. He shot a closing round 74 at Augusta to finish tied for 7th. He closed the PGA Championship at Oak Hill with a 68, ultimately falling 2 strokes shy of Brooks Koepka.
In June, Hovland won the Memorial Tournament, defeating Denny McCarthy in a playoff. Hovland made birdie on the 17th hole to force the playoff, and was the only player to birdie 17 on the day.