European golf has a new star, it's Ludvig Aberg. In Switzerland, in Crans Montana, the Swede with four birdies in the last five holes and a total of 261 (64 67 66 64, -19) strokes won the Omega European Masters and can now really dream of a wild card, in the Europe team by Luke Donald, for the Ryder Cup in Rome scheduled from 29 September to 1 October.
Already in full contention for a wild card, the 23-year-old from Eslov stole the show from Matt Fitzpatrick in the DP World Tour tournament, the last qualifier for continental players. The Englishman, number 8 in the world and leader in the first three rounds, with three bogeys in the last four holes threw away the victory finishing 3rd with 264 (-16) alongside the Scotsman Connor Syme and also behind Alexander Bjork , 2/o with 263 (-17), thus completing the Swedish triumph.
Ludvig Aberg, results
How many regrets for Fitzpatrick, who in any case conquered a place in the continental team at the next Ryder Cup as well as the Scotsman Robert MacIntyre, only 55/o with 277 (-3) in Crans Montana.
Where the Azzurri Guido Migliozzi (72 61 71 63) and Renato Paratore (67 64 68 68) both finished 13/i with 267 (-13) and were followed in Switzerland, hole after hole, by the FIG president, Franco Chimenti. Some regrets for the Vicenza driver who, in the second round, scored the best score (61, -9) of the round and, in the fourth, after two initial bogeys, he then made eight birdies (of which four in the last holes played) and an eagle , with another bogey.
But also for the Roman. The only one on the "moving day" who hasn't 'scored' bogey, in the last 18 holes he was the protagonist with four birdies, spotted by two bogeys (the last one, at 17, denied him the Top 10). On the course of the Crans-sur-Sierre GC (par 70) it is therefore Aberg who celebrates and, in his sixth appearance on the DP World Tour, scores his first feat.
After an amateur career that saw him top the world amateur rankings and win the Ben Hogan Award twice, second to do so after Spaniard Jon Rahm, Aberg turned pro in June 2023 when he made his PGA Tour debut at the 'RBC Canadian Open finished in 25th place.
Then, in July, still on the top American men's circuit, he found his first Top 10 among the big names in the John Deere Classic. Last week, in his first 'pro' race on the DP World Tour he finished 4/o in the D+D Real Czech Masters.
Now, here's the exploit that may pave his way to Ryder. In recent months, Aberg had already bewitched the European captain, Luke Donald, who can now reward him with a wild card.
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