Rory McIlroy played with Ludvig Aberg: He exceeded my expectations


Rory McIlroy played with Ludvig Aberg: He exceeded my expectations
Rory McIlroy played with Ludvig Aberg: He exceeded my expectations © Ross Kinnaird / Getty Images Sport

Rory McIlroy is a player we don't need to talk about too much, given that it is clear what is expected of him at the Ryder Cup. The Northern Irishman will probably be one of the strongest weapons of the European team. However, there are many quality players, and one player that Rory McIlroy has a great opinion of is the young Ludvig Aberg.

McIlroy had the opportunity to play with him. It seems that the Swede impressed him at the start and gave indications that a great career awaits him. “I had an opportunity to play with Ludvig for the first time on Monday, which I was excited about.

I told him, I said, ‘I've been looking forward to this for a while. Probably exceeded them. Everyone talks about what a great driver of the golf ball he is, which he is. The ball-striking is incredible. But I was really impressed with his wedge play and how he can sort of control his trajectory with shorter clubs.

I was on the bandwagon before. Certainly at the front of it now. ”- he said, as quoted by!

Rory McIlroy and Ludvig Aberg

Rory had known about Aberg since last year. Even though he was an amateur, many were talking about Ludvig as one of the greatest talents on the golf scene.

When he started his pro career, it was clear to everyone that the hype around Aberg was really not without reason. Many are looking forward to the Ryder Cup, especially the Aberg. We will see if the young Swede will fulfill the expectations already at the start of his professional career.

“So he got to No.1 world in the amateur ranking, and I think he won the Haskins Award and the Nicklaus Award for being the best college player. So I think that probably maybe the end of last year. Then there were some people in the golf community that were touting him to be on this the Ryder Cup team as he was still playing college golf.

He obviously had a phenomenal start to his pro career and played well. Played well in the States, was asked to play a couple events in Europe and finished fourth in Czech and won in Switzerland. He's having an incredible start to his career. Yeah, anyone who watches him play golf can see the potential and kind of talent that he has."

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