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A super Swede and a South Korean star: Keep an eye on these players in 2024

It won’t be long until the 2024 season starts, so which players could make a name for themselves on the PGA Tour and the DP World Tour?

 

You can have a good guess who might win the majors in 2024.

Scottie Scheffler? Probably. Jon Rahm? He’ll likely win another. Rory McIlroy will place in all four.

But what about the players trying to reach the top of the pyramid? The ones on the cusp, trying to join the club with these established stars.

Some players have already announced themselves with big wins in the professional sphere, but will they kick on to great things?

Based on the last 12 months, we have decided to pick out three players from the PGA Tour and DP World Tour who could make big breakthroughs in 2024:

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PGA Tour players to watch:

Taylor Montgomery

Taylor Montgomery was in the thick of contention at last year’s American Express, competing with Rahm and Davis Thompson, before bowing out with a shank on the par-3 17th hole.

The 28-year-old missed nine cuts in 32 starts, and he still managed to come 54th in the FedEx Cup rankings and on the edge of qualifying for every signature event in 2024.

After experiencing the PGA Tour for the first time as a member last season, Montgomery is now to enter that winner’s circle for the first time.

Vincent Norrman

Young Swede Vincent Norrman was a slow burner at the start of the season, missing five out of his first six cuts on the PGA Tour.

It’s fair to say Norrman blossomed in the summer. He won the Barbasol Championship in a playoff and the Horizon Irish Open on the DP World Tour.

He has risen from 326th to a career-best 71st in the world rankings, and much like his countryman Ludvig Aberg, the only way is up in 2024.

Tom Kim

We know Tom Kim is capable of winning on the PGA Tour. We also know he can beat top players in high-pressure situations like we’ve seen at the Presidents Cup.

But what we want to see is the South Korean win a major. He came tied for second at The Open, tied for eighth at the US Open and tied for 16th at the Masters in 2023.

It is easy to forget Kim is just 21 years old, which is no age already to be a two-time winner on the PGA Tour.

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DP World Tour players to watch:

Freddy Schott

Freddy Schott won the final stage of DP World Tour Q-school at Infinitum in November and the German will be determined to avoid returning to Tarragona for the same event next year.

He only made one top 10 in 2023, so you might be asking why we should sit up and track his results in 2024.

But at just 22 years of age and winning such a gruelling six-round event at Q-school with your future on the line, I think Freddy deserves another Schott.

Rasmus Hojgaard

It isn’t exactly an ambitious shout considering Rasmus Hojgaard has won four times on the DP World Tour, but his brother Nicolai has one less trophy and look at where he’s been in 2023.

He won the Made in Himmerland earlier this year, came tied for third at the KLM Open and was outright fourth at the Cazoo Open de France.

2024 isn’t a Ryder Cup year of course, but Hojgaard could begin to stake his claim by adding more silverware to his trophy cabinet.

Thriston Lawrence

Much like Hojgaard, Thriston Lawrence won for the fourth time on the DP World Tour in 2023 at the BMW International Open.

He came 12th in the Race to Dubai and he earned a PGA Tour card for the upcoming season. You’d have to fancy his chances of making his voice heard in the States.

With the valiant effort of the Internationals last time out in the Presidents Cup in 2022, surely Lawrence will be determined to be a part of that team at Royal Montreal later in the year.

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Matt Chivers

Matt Chivers

Now on the wrong side of 25, Matt has been playing golf since the age of 13 and was largely inspired to take up the game by countless family members who played golf during his childhood.

Matt is a member at Royal Cinque Ports in Deal playing off a 5 handicap, just a pitching wedge away from his hometown of Dover where he went to school and grew up. He has previously been a member at Etchinghill and Walmer and Kingsdown in Kent.

Having studied history at the University of Liverpool, Matt went on to pass his NCTJ Exams in Manchester a year later to fulfil his lifelong ambition of becoming a journalist. He picked up work experience along the way at places such as the Racing Post, the Independent, Sportsbeat and the Lancashire Evening Post.

Matt joined NCG in February 2023 and is the website’s main source of tour news, features and opinion. He has reported live from events such as The Open, the Ryder Cup and The Players Championship, having also interviewed and spent time with some of the biggest names in the sport.

Consuming tour golf on what is a 24/7 basis, you can come to Matt for informed views on the game and the latest updates on the PGA Tour, DP World Tour, LPGA Tour, Ladies European Tour and LIV Golf.

What’s in Matt’s bag: Cobra LTDx LS driver, Cobra LTDx 3-wood, TaylorMade P7MC irons, Ping Glide 4.0 wedges, Odyssey putter.

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