Ludvig Aberg stakes Ryder Cup claim with first professional win on DP World Tour

Well it didn’t take long.

Rookie Ludvig Aberg took his first professional win on Sunday at the DP World Tour’s 2023 Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club in Crans Montana, Switzerland. The 23-year-old rising star from Sweden fired a 6-under 64 after bogeying his first hole to finish at 19 under, two shots ahead of Alexander Bjork (66) and three clear of Matt Fitzpatrick (69) and Connor Syme (67). The win comes in Aberg’s sixth start on the European-based circuit.

The hype has been building around Aberg for a couple of years now and has reached its peak as the victory comes just a day before European Ryder Cup captain Luke Donald makes his six captaincy choices for the upcoming matches in Italy later this month. After all, Aberg was paired with European vice-captains Nicolas Colsaerts and Edoardo Molinari in the first two rounds this week.

Aberg became the first player in history to earn PGA Tour membership via PGA Tour University earlier this season and made his pro debut at the RBC Canadian Open. This season on Tour, the former Texas Tech star has four top-25 finishes in seven starts, including a T-4 at the John Deere Classic.

The story originally appeared on GolfWeek

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