RSM Traditional: Ludvig Aberg wins PGA Tour title six months after turning professional

Ludvig Aberg added to the astonishing begin he has made to his skilled profession by claiming his maiden PGA Tour victory within the RSM Traditional.

The Swede carded back-to-back rounds of 61 to complete 29 underneath par, 4 photographs away from Canada’s Mackenzie Hughes.

The win has moved Aberg, who turned skilled in June, to world quantity 32 and secured an invite to his first main – subsequent yr’s Masters.

“I am tremendous completely happy. It is type of past my desires,” the 24-year-old informed NBC.

“That is the game that I like and the game that I will love for a really very long time. Watching these occasions from a really younger age is what I’ve executed, so to see myself win is basically cool.”

Aberg received on the DP World Tour at September’s Omega European Masters and was described as a “generational expertise” by Luke Donald when he was named one of many European captain’s wildcards for the Ryder Cup.

In Rome, he partnered Viktor Hovland to a 4&3 victory within the opening foursomes in opposition to Max Homa and Brian Harman earlier than the pair thrashed world primary Scottie Scheffler and five-time main winner Brooks Koepka 9&7 in Saturday’s fourballs.

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Talking after his victory at Sea Island on Sunday, Aberg added: “It validates my skillset and my capabilities. In the event you informed me I would obtain this a few months in the past I’d not have believed you.

“To be on this place, I must pinch myself within the arm.”

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