PGA Tour rookie Ludvig Åberg has had quite the ride during his first season. After turning pro earlier this summer, all the 24-year-old Scandinavian has done is impress.
That continued again Sunday, as Åberg put together a performance for the ages. He captured his first PGA Tour title at the RSM Classic, posting a 9-under 61 to win by four strokes.
He didn’t just win going away though. His total score of 253 (29-under) tied for the lowest four-round score in PGA Tour history. His back-to-back 61’s to close out the tournament sits atop the list as the greatest final two rounds ever, in any PGA Tour event.
This comes on the heels of his first professional win at the Omega European Masters in September.
The talent, resilience and sheer force this young man puts on display on a weekly basis is truly something to behold. Fans have noticed too.
It’s a long time since there has been a player with the potential Ludvig Aberg is showing this early in his career. Even better that he appears a breath of fresh air as a human as well. No garbage, just incredible talent #HowGood
— John Walter (@J_Walter23) November 19, 2023
Ludvig Aberg is the next big thing in golf aka Rory sort of big. Been a fan since i first seen him swing it years ago winning a Swedish pro event as an amateur, it’s just completely effortless. Hasn’t played a major yet but has won on the DP Tour + PGA Tour and won The Ryder Cup.
— Lance (@Helltee) November 19, 2023
Ludvig Aberg is going to win A TON of tournaments in his career. By a ton, I mean up there with Rory & DJ
— Carson Joens (@CarsonJoens) November 19, 2023
Earlier this fall, Åberg was selected as a captain’s pick to represent Europe in the Ryder Cup. Many questioned the selection considering his lack of experience. Yet, the young Swede proved the doubters wrong and helped embarrass Team USA. He picked up two points for the Europeans, including the historic domination alongside Viktor Hovland of Scottie Scheffler and Brooks Koepka.
The former Texas Tech Red Raider was a standout golfer in college and his game has immediately translated to the professional ranks.
Since the John Deere Classic in July, Åberg has been remarkably consistent. He has seven top-14 finishes in nine events, including two wins and four top-4’s.
The win Sunday will allow Åberg entry into the first three Signature Events of 2024. He also will be in the Masters field next April. If he continues to play this well, more records just might fall.
Kendall Capps is the Senior Editor of SB Nation’s Playing Through. For more golf coverage, follow us @_PlayingThrough on all major social platforms.