Ludvig Åberg turned skilled simply six months in the past and has already received the Ryder Cup as a part of Crew Europe; captain Luke Donald put religion within the teen and now believes the ‘sky is the restrict’ for the ‘generational’ expertise
Final Up to date: 19/11/23 11:46pm
A Ryder Cup captain all the time has to indicate the upmost religion of their gamers, however nobody backed Ludvig Åberg greater than Luke Donald and a primary PGA Tour win is simply extra proof as to why.
Heading to Rome, Åberg had solely switched from the newbie ranks in June and had competed in simply 9 skilled occasions, however obtained a wildcard choice after a breakthrough victory on the Omega European Masters.
He made the quickest transition from the newbie sport to the Ryder Cup within the match’s historical past, breaking the earlier document held by Sergio Garcia in 1999, though loved a glittering profession earlier than turning skilled.
“We clearly knew what he was doing within the faculty scene,” Donald stated forward of the Ryder Cup. “You take a look at what he did in these 4 years and the one comparables actually had been Viktor Hovland and Jon Rahm. He’s that good.
“I performed with him in Detroit and was blown away by his sport. He continued to impress and I challenged him to come back over to Europe and play a pair [of events].
“I actually do have a whole lot of religion and perception in Ludvig. He’s a generational participant, he will be round a very long time and he will do wonderful issues. If he wasn’t going to play this one he was going to play the following eight Ryder Cups, that is how good I believe he’s.”
Whereas nerves for Crew Europe supporters might have been current, it didn’t take lengthy for Åberg to quell them as he partnered Viktor Hovland to victory within the opening foursomes session in Rome earlier than the identical pair additionally thrashed world No 1 Scottie Scheffler and five-time main winner Brooks Koepka 9&7 on day two, a document margin for an 18-hole Ryder Cup match.
Now, Åberg has proved as soon as once more why many are touting him to be one of many star golfers of the long run with a powerful win on the RSM Basic, carding back-to-back rounds of 61 over the weekend at Sea Island to complete 29 below par, 4 photographs away from Canada’s Mackenzie Hughes.
Donald was fast to congratulate his wildcard choose and believes we’re solely seeing the beginning of what’s set to be an accolade-laden profession.
“Anybody paying consideration knew the limitless potential of Ludvig, he confirmed that at Crans and now once more dominating in Sea Island this week,” Donald stated on social media.
“Congratulations to you, Jack and your entire workforce, the sky is the restrict.”
Åberg admitted the second felt like a “dream” and he hopes to “love golf for a very long time” as he continues on within the skilled ranks.
“I am tremendous pleased. It is sort of past my desires,” Åberg stated.
“It is actually cool. To first off play on the PGA Tour, I’ve lots of people to thank for that. It has been a lot enjoyable, six months that I am going to always remember.
“That is what you dream of as a child. That is the game that I really like and the game that I’ll love for a really very long time. Watching these occasions from a really younger age is what I’ve executed so to see myself win is absolutely cool.”
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