Ludvig Aberg experienced a huge rise in a few months. After turning pro only a few months ago, Aberg was picked for the Ryder Cup as part of the European team a few weeks ago. The young Swede is aware of what is expected of him, but it seems that he knows how to deal with it.
Peter Hanson, his mentor, has been a huge support to him since day one. Aberg has only words of praise for Hanson, with whom he has been working for a year and a half, although they had known each other before. “I've gotten to know Peter quite well over the last year, year and a half, something like that, and he brings so much experience to the table,” said Aberg, as quoted by golfmonthly.com!
“I guess we've known each other for the last couple years, but I would say for the last year and a half probably, we've gotten to work together more. He's more of a mentor to me just because he has so much experience on the biggest stages in golf.
It would be foolish for me to not take advantage of that."
Ludvig Aberg on Peter Hanson
Aberg knows very well that he can learn many things from Hanson. The Swede uses every moment to learn and improve as a player. He is aware that in this part of his career, he has to 'absorb' things.
“He brings a lot of knowledge and I think he resonates in a very healthy and sound way. So I try to be around him as much as possible and learn and listen to him and kind of do what he did I really enjoy spending time with him, and to have him here is pretty cool and just to have normal conversations about things.
And you know, he's got - he's been there, he's done it”. Aberg had the opportunity to play with Rory McIlroy, as well as Viktor Hovland. They will be his Ryder Cup teammates. Aberg looked great and beat them in the end.
Playing with such players is what he has been waiting for a long time.
"A little bit more people than I'm used to following me around. It was really fun playing with those two guys. I was kind of walking around and then almost pinched myself in the arm on the fairways but really enjoyed it, and proud of the way I handled it I think this is what I've been wanting to do for such a long time, and for me to actually be here, to actually play in these events that I've watched for such a long time is pretty cool.
But you know, I try to embrace it and I try to have fun with it and take it for what it is and try to have fun with it."