Aberg declined attractive offer from LIV Golf

Ludvig Aberg, the young promise of European golf, has declined an attractive offer from LIV Golf to continue playing on the PGA Tour

by Andrea Gussoni
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Aberg declined attractive offer from LIV Golf
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Ludvig Aberg, the young promise of European golf, has declined an attractive offer from LIV Golf to continue playing on the PGA Tour. With courage and determination, the talented Swede has expressed his intention to compete with the best on the playing field, being a competitive golfer and passionate about challenges against top opponents.

Aberg, statements

Only 24 years old and a professional since last June, Aberg obtained a wildcard for the European team at the Ryder Cup in Rome thanks to his victory in the Omega European Masters on the DP World Tour. Furthermore, despite his young age, the golfer has already celebrated his first career feat on the PGA Tour, The RSM Classic, in the United States.

So far, he has had the opportunity to participate in 16 events on the top American men's circuit, with phenomenal numbers, including one victory, one second place, three top 5s and four top 10s. Aberg, who seems born to shine in golf, he chose to refuse the offer of the Public Investment Fund, the sovereign fund of Saudi Arabia that finances LIV Golf, well aware of his abilities and determined to continue following his dream of becoming one of the best golfers in the world.

LIV Golf, also known as Super Golf League is a professional golf circuit. It was founded in 2022, with the sponsorship of the Public Investment Fund (it is the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia)1. The circuit rivals the PGA Tour (United States) and the DP World Tour (Europe), offering substantially higher prize money.2​3​ The name LIV refers to the total number of holes to be played in each event (54 in Roman numerals, corresponding to 3 rounds of 18 holes), as opposed to the usual 72 holes (4 rounds of 18 holes) in other tours.

Alternatively, 54 is the score obtained by making a birdie on each hole on a par 72.2 course. In March 2022, LIV Golf CEO, former professional golfer and former world number one Greg Norman, announced the schedule for the first season of the LIV Golf Invitational Series.

This consists of eight tournaments, to be played over a total of 54 holes without a cut. Each tournament will have a field of 48 players, which will be grouped into 12 teams of four players, with simultaneous starts. The total amount of prizes to be distributed amounts to 255 million dollars.4​5​

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