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Ludvig Aberg: Player Profile


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 became the first player at the tournament who was yet to play at a major championship. A couple of months later, he also claimed a maiden PGA Tour title, winning the RSM Classic.

Ludvig Aberg | An Overview

Personal Information

Name: Ludvig Noa Aberg
Born: October 31, 1999
Nationality: Sweden
Residence: Lubbock, Texas, United States / Eslov, Sweden


College: Texas Tech University
Turned Pro: 2023
Professional Wins: 4
Highest World Ranking: 7 – April 14, 2024

Best Results In Majors

Best Finishes:
Masters Tournament – T2 (2024)
– PGA Championship – DNP
– US Open – DNP
Open Championship – DNP

Professional Wins – 4

2020 (2) – Katrineholm Open, Barseback Resort Masters
2023 (2) – Omega European Masters, RSM Classic

Achievements and Awards

Annika Sorenstam Trophy – 2016
Ben Hogan Award – 2022, 2023
Haskins Award – 2023
Jack Nicklaus Award – 2023

Ludvig Aberg | What’s In His Bag?

The Swede mainly plays with Titleist clubs, including the TSR2 driver and a set of Vokey wedges. He uses an Odyssey Works Versa putter and wears Adidas apparel and shoes.

Take a look at our full article about what Ludvig Aberg plays here.

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. 

Runner-Up On Major Debut

Aberg’s incredible rise to superstardom continued at the 2024 Masters Tournament. In what was his first appearance in a major championship, the Swede challenged eventual winner Scottie Scheffler on the final day, eventually finishing runner-up at Augusta National.

Collegiate Superstar

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.

Other Ludvig Aberg Articles

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‘I will never try to chase money’: Aberg on why he turned down LIV

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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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