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The Slam Podcast: Could Ludvig Aberg be the perfect Ryder Cup player?

Matt Chivers and Matt Coles dive into Luke Donald’s Captain’s picks and discuss what each player brings to Team Europe, and who was left out…

 

The 2023 European Ryder Cup side is complete, but has Luke Donald chosen the right players for his team?

In another special episode of The Slam Podcast – in association with CallawayMatt Chivers and Matt Coles discuss the six selections that the European captain made for his Ryder Cup team.

Swedish starlet Ludvig Aberg has been included in most of the talk surrounding these captain’s picks for the last few weeks. His win in Crans Montana made it certain that he would be there.

How good is this young Swede? The two Matts talk about how good he has been in the three months since turning professional, and what his possible ceiling might be, including how many Ryder Cups he could play in.

There’s a changing of the guard. Many of the elder European players went to LIV Golf, meaning that there would be some space for the new to come in. Sepp Straka and Nicolai Hojgaard are among those.

Should Hojgaard have made it into the team? Was Adrian Meronk a better option for Team Europe? The boys discuss what could have been for the Pole and perhaps why Luke Donald has made the right choice.

The guys also discuss what a possible scoreline between a US ‘B’ team and a European ‘B’ team might be, and it doesn’t look good for the Europeans…

Are you looking forward to a Ludvig Aberg Ryder Cup debut? Do you agree with the Europe Ryder Cup Captain’s picks? Listen to The Slam right here!

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Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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