Who is Ludvig Aberg?
Sweden’s Ludvig Aberg is one of golf’s newest superstars. Having turned professional in just June of 2023, within three months he had been selected by Luke Donald as a captain’s pick for the Ryder Cup.
Prior to turning professional, Aberg was the top ranked amateur on the World Golf Amateur Rankings. He spent a total of 29 weeks at the summit of those rankings, and only relinquished the top spot because he turned professional. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Aberg spent time back in Europe, winning twice on the Swedish Golf Tour. He was victorious at the Katrineholm Open and the Barseback Resort Masters.
During his time at Texas Tech University, Aberg showed his class. He was the recipient of the Ben Hogan Award in both 2022 and 2023, becoming the first player since Jon Rahm to win the award twice. He won a TTU-record eight times, and he became the first golfer to win back-to-back Big 12 Conference Championship titles, doing so in 2022 and 2023. In his final season, he played in nine events, finishing in the top-10 in all nine.
Having played several times on the PGA Tour as an amateur, with his first tournament as a professional coming at the RBC Canadian Open, where he finished T25. He took his first win on the DP World Tour in September 2023, birdieing four of his final five holes on Sunday afternoon to win the Omega European Masters in Switzerland. That victory helped him into the Ryder Cup, with Team Europe captain Luke Donald selecting the Swede, where he will become the first player at the event who is yet to feature at a major tournament.
Ludvig Aberg | An Overview
Name: Ludvig Noa Aberg
Born: October 31, 1999
Residence: Lubbock, Texas, United States / Eslov, Sweden
College: Texas Tech University
Turned Pro: 2023
Professional Wins: 3
Highest World Ranking: 90 – September 3, 2023
Best Results In Majors
Professional Wins – 3
2020 (2) – Katrineholm Open, Barseback Resort Masters
2023 (1) – Omega European Masters
Achievements and Awards
Annika Sorenstam Trophy – 2016
Ben Hogan Award – 2022, 2023
Haskins Award – 2023
Jack Nicklaus – 2023
Ludvig Aberg | What’s In His Bag?
Driver: Titleist TSR2 (9°, D4 SureFit hosel setting, Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X shaft)
Fairway Woods: TaylorMade Stealth 2 (15°, Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 8 X shaft)
Hybrid: Titleist TSR3 (19°, B1 SureFit setting, Graphite Design Tour AD DI Hybrid 95 X shaft)
Irons: Titleist 718 T-MB (2), Titleist T-100 (4-9, KBS Tour 130X)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design 2022 SM9 (50°-08F, 54°-10S, 60°-08M, KBS Tour 130 X shafts)
Putter: Odyssey Works Versa #1
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Shoes: Adidas ZG23
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Ludvig Aberg
When and where was Ludvig Aberg born?
Ludvig Aberg was born in Eslov, Sweden on October 31, 1999. He played from a young age at Eslov Golf Club, but put his full focus onto golf at the age of 13, having also been a good footballer as a youth.
When did Ludvig Aberg turn professional?
Aberg turned professional in June 2023, making his professional debut at the RBC Canadian Open. He went on to win on just his ninth DP World Tour start, claiming a maiden DPWT win at the Omega European Masters.
How many professional titles has Ludvig Aberg won?
As of September 2023, Aberg is a three-time winner as a professional. Two of those wins came on the Swedish Golf Tour in 2020, which he played on during the COVID-19 pandemic. His biggest win to date came on the DP World Tour at the Omega European Masters.
Did you Know?
Ryder Cup History
After being selected as a captain’s pick to play in the 2023 Ryder Cup, Aberg will become the first man to play in the biennial competition without having previously played in a major tournament. He will also become just the second player to feature at the Ryder Cup in the same year as he turned professional, following in the footsteps of Spain’s Sergio Garcia.
Aberg’s success during his collegiate years was unrivaled at Texas Tech University. His eight victories is a record for any TTU player, and he became the first golfer to win back-to-back Big 12 Conference Championship titles, doing so in 2022 and 2023.
Using Swedish Knowledge
At the 2022 Amateur Championship, Aberg had former Ryder Cup player Peter Hanson on the bag. The six-time DP World Tour winner caddied for Aberg at Royal Lytham & St Anne’s. “Peter has had such a long and successful career on the tours, and his experiences together with coaching, it’s just going to be great for us players. He’s sitting on a whole lot of knowledge that we don’t know about, so I’m really excited about getting to know him better.,” Aberg said of Hanson.