2023 RSM Classic: Top 10 power rankings at Sea Island GC

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Ludvig Aberg returns to the site of his second career PGA Tour start.

While he failed to make the cut playing as an amateur in 2021, Aberg acquitted himself well. The Swede fired an even-par 72 at the Plantation course and an even-par 70 at Seaside to finish four off the cut line. A quadruple bogey in round one made the difference.

Aberg got into the event by winning the Jones Cup, one of his many achievements during his days at Texas Tech. Now, he’s taking the pro game by storm.

Aberg’s already a winner on the DP World Tour this year at the Omega European Masters. He acquitted himself well on the victorious European Ryder Cup team. Even if he played poorly at Marco Simone, it was still an incredible achievement for the 24-year-old who’s still yet to play in a major championship.

Aberg’s racked up loads of high finishes in his brief stint on the PGA Tour. A win seems inevitable.

In the FedEx Cup Fall, he finished T-2nd at the Sanderson Farms Championship where he was part of a five-man playoff. Aberg also finished T-13th at the Shriners Children’s Open and T-10th at the World Wide Technology Championship.

He’s got more top-10s worldwide (six) than missed cuts (five) in 2023.

Aberg is a prolific driver who would rank second in Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee (.936 per round), only behind Scottie Scheffler,  if he had enough rounds logged on ShotLink to count for PGA Tour statistical rankings.

He’s got room to improve on approach and on and around the greens, but he’s proven he can still play well on a variety of different course styles across the world.

A win would also get him into the first couple Signature Events of 2024, so there’s plenty to play for this week in Georgia.