Ludvig Aberg still hasn’t teed it up at a major championship. However, he’ll get the chance this week to play at a former major venue like Riviera.
The Swedish sensation is making his debut at the Genesis Invitational.
Aberg continues to impress on the PGA Tour and DP World Tour since turning pro last summer.
He was robbed of the chance to pick up his second PGA Tour win in his last start when the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am was cut short to 54 holes due to weather.
Aberg posted a 4-under 68 at Spyglass Hill and 7-under 65 and 67 at Pebble. If not for a miraculous Saturday 60 by Wyndham Clark to win by one, Aberg would have been the champ.
Nonetheless, it was still his second straight top-10 (T-9th, Farmers Insurance Open) and a continuation of the fine golf we’ve seen the 24-year-old play worldwide. Clearly he’s taking a liking to California.
In 2023, the former Texas Tech Red Raider notched a win on the DP World Tour at the Omega European Masters and a win on the PGA Tour at The RSM Classic.
So far on the young 2024 season, Aberg ranks top-20 on the PGA Tour in total driving. His prowess off the tee is usually what draws the most admiration from Aberg’s fellow pros.
Aberg won last fall at the RSM Classic. Getting it done at a fall event with a weak field is nothing to be ashamed of. It seems as if it’s just one of the first stepping stones as part of a prosperous career.
The next step is getting it done against the world’s best. I like him heading into Sunday with a chance at the trophy, but I see a handful of more seasoned players finishing just ahead of young Ludvig.