Ludvig Aberg clinches first PGA Tour win six months after turning pro

Ludvig Aberg clinches his first PGA Tour win in record fashion at the RSM Classic, just six months after the Ryder Cup breakout star turned pro

  • Ludvig Aberg tied the lowest 72-hole total ever (253) in PGA Tour history
  • The 24-year-old Swede only needed 58 rounds of PGA golf to win his first event 
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Ludvig Aberg capped an amazing start to his professional golf career on Sunday by securing his first PGA Tour victory at the RSM Classic. 

At the final PGA Tour event of the year, Aberg tied the lowest 72-hole total ever, 253, in the Tour’s history with Justin Thomas at the 2017 Sony Open.

Aberg also set the record for the lowest total over 54 holes, set during the second through fourth rounds at 186 strokes, according to Justin Ray. 

He additionally set the record for the lowest score over the final two rounds in PGA history, with a nine-under on both days, to give him a two-day total of 122. 

Aberg beat the mark by one stroke set by Matt Jones at Kapalua in 2022 and Patrick Rodgers at Sea Island in 2019. 

Ludvig Aberg was still a college golfer six months ago, now he’s won a PGA Tour event at 24

Aberg was also a part of the victorious Team Europe during the Ryder Cup earlier this year

Aberg won the RSM Classic with a mark of 18-under over the last two days of the tournament

This all happened for the 24-year-old since he turned professional in June after winning the Ben Hogan Award, college golf’s equivalent of the Heisman Trophy, in 2022 and 2023.  

‘Beyond my dreams,’ Aberg said. ‘It’s been six months I’ll never forget.’ 

It also took Aberg only 14 rounds on the DP World Tour to win his first event, which came at the Omega European Masters in September, completing an unheard of amount of success during the second half of 2023.  

Before beginning his professional career, Aberg was already assured of a PGA Tour card for 2024 by being the top ranked college golfer last season.  

Now Aberg will be a favorite to win his first major during his first full year as a professional golfer.  

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