Peter Hanson Predicts Ludvig Aberg as Scottie Scheffler's Top Rival for World No.1

Hanson stresses that Scheffler also knows that Aberg will be his biggest threat

by Sead Dedovic
Peter Hanson Predicts Ludvig Aberg as Scottie Scheffler's Top Rival for World No.1
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Scottie Scheffler's victory at the Masters has convinced everyone that he is certainly the best golfer at the moment. Although some were skeptical, doubting his brilliant form and giving various epithets to Scheffler, the 27-year-old golfer has reassured critics and confirmed that he is currently far ahead of his competition. 

Golf fans and experts are asking whether there is any golfer who can even partially match Scheffler at this moment. 

Judging by the reactions, it seems that the young Swede, Ludvig Aberg, is the closest to that. Aberg finished second at this year's Masters, behind Scheffler. 

His coach, Peter Hanson, is a huge support for Aberg, and a person without whom it is difficult to imagine such success for the Swede. Hanson, speaking to the media, discussed the things that make Aberg different from others. Regarding the moments before the final round, Hanson emphasized that he expected Aberg to do magical things.

“He shows up at the range and he’s just Ludvig. Even before the final round, I expected something and you couldn’t really see it. It’s impressive. He handles it so well. Better than most.”-Hanson said, as quoted by Golf Monthly!

Ludvig Aberg and Peter Hanson
Ludvig Aberg and Peter Hanson© Richard Heathcote/Getty Images Sport

Hanson has also reacted to rumors about Aberg being the main competitor to Scottie Scheffler in the future. It seems that this excellent coach has no doubt that the future will indeed be like that. He expects races between Aberg and Scheffler, aware that both are phenomenal golfers. Hanson stresses that Scheffler also knows that Aberg will be his biggest threat, and he predicts that the next 5 years will see fierce battles between Scheffler and Aberg. Hanson also acknowledges that Aberg knows that Scheffler will be his biggest competition and that if he wants to become number one, he will have to overtake Scheffler.

Hanson isn't the only one who shares this opinion, as former golfers and current stars also agree with him. Aberg is a talent that we haven't seen in the world of golf for years. The young Swede impresses from tournament to tournament, and it's amazing how much he has progressed in a short period of time. Already at the Ryder Cup, he showed that he is a quality golfer who could dominate for years on the golf scene. He confirmed this just a few months later. Predictions suggest that Aberg will be a dominant force in the future.

Aberg's approach reflects a focus on personal improvement rather than just comparing himself to Scheffler. He emphasizes the continuing challenge of refining various aspects of his game, realizing that it's a continuous process of striving for improvement, whether it's putting, chipping, or any other skill. 

While he recognizes Scheffler's talent and respects him as both a player and a person, Aberg sees his presence as beneficial for everyone on the Tour, pushing them to elevate their game. Aberg's admiration for Scheffler extends beyond his golfing prowess to his character and behavior, underlining the positive influence Scheffler has on the tour and its players.

Scottie Scheffler on Ludvig Aberg

Scheffler also has massive respect for Aberg, recognizing him as a generational talent with much promise. The 27-year-old golfer reflected on meeting Aberg, acknowledging that they sat next to each other at one of the dinners. Scheffler sees Aberg as a nice guy, emphasizing his personality and considering him the right person for future success. 

What also impresses Scheffler is Aberg's dedication to golf and his desire for improvement. Additionally, Aberg is the type of golfer who finds it hard to accept defeat and is highly competitive. Scheffler is surprised by the readiness of college golfers like Aberg, who seem immediately prepared for big things in the golf world. 

Scottie Scheffler
Scottie Scheffler© Andrew Redington/Getty Images Sport

He believes that dedication and hard work lead to success, and Aberg is the best example of that. Many golf fans see this as the beginning of a powerful rivalry that will be talked about. The two of them could leave a huge mark on the golf scene, even bigger than now.

It will be interesting to follow the progress of these two golfers, especially Aberg, who has yet to prove himself on the big stage. The Swede has plenty of room for improvement, and we have no doubt that he will be an even better golfer in a few years.

Scheffler has also progressed significantly as a golfer. When we compare Scheffler from a few years ago to the Scheffler we see now, it's clear that he has improved a lot.

Time will tell whether this rivalry will become one of the greatest in the history of the sport. It may be early to speculate, but the fact is that both of them are expected to achieve great things.

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