Ludvig Aberg on PGA Championship Debut, Injury, Masters Experience, and His Game

“Augusta is such a special place, and you can just feel that just walking into the whole — walking into the grounds."

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Ludvig Aberg on PGA Championship Debut, Injury, Masters Experience, and His Game
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Ludvig Aberg, the talented Swedish golfer with high expectations for the future, recently addressed his plans during a press conference. He focused on his injury and withdrawal from the Wells Fargo Championship due to a knee injury. Aberg confirmed that the situation isn't as serious as some may think as he consulted with doctors, determining that he will compete in this year's PGA Championship. 

This will mark the 24-year-old's debut at this Major tournament. He looks forward to the challenge ahead, ready to make a significant impact in his first appearance

“Knee’s good. It was more of a safety concern last week that I didn’t play. I’m consulting with my doctors and I trust them with everything that I have, so it’s not bothering me at all this week, and I look forward to playing,”-Ludvig Aberg said, as reported by Irish Golfer.

“I’m wearing a brace just for safety reasons, but it’s nothing that’s bothering me. I’m focusing on the golf.”

Ludvig Aberg reflected on his performance at the Masters, where he came close to victory and his first Major title. The Swede was thrilled with Augusta, emphasizing that its aura is palpable upon arrival at Augusta National. His intention is to approach big tournaments with optimism and a desire to achieve a good result. Aberg admitted that when he doesn't feel fun, those are the moments when things tend to go wrong.

“Augusta is such a special place, and you can just feel that just walking into the whole — walking into the grounds. Felt like I really enjoyed it. I feel like a big thing for me when I’m playing golf is try to enjoy it and try to have fun. Once I’m not having fun, I think that’s when it goes downhill."- he continued.

Ludvig Aberg at the Masters 2024
Ludvig Aberg at the Masters 2024© Warren Little/Getty Images Sport
 

Ludvig wants to enter every tournament with the same mindset, ready to show everyone his qualities.


Aberg describes his game as one where he aims to hit the ball high and far, which he believes is advantageous on this course. The zoysia grass, particularly in the fairways, allows the ball to sit up higher, enabling him to launch it with his irons and achieve more distance. However, he acknowledges that despite these favorable conditions, Valhalla remains a challenging course for everyone. He emphasizes the importance of managing one's game effectively and hopes to see positive results by the end of the tournament on Sunday.

Aberg is happy to have the opportunity to compete at Valhalla for the first time in his career. The PGA Championship is a tournament with a great tradition and immense quality. Only the best golfers in the world can achieve success in this tournament, and Aberg believes he belongs among them. It would be a significant surprise if the young Swede were to lift the trophy on his debut.

Ludvig Aberg on his game

24-year-old describes his game as one where he aims to hit the ball high and far, which he believes is useful on this course. The zoysia grass, particularly in the fairways, allows the ball to sit up higher, enabling him to launch it with his irons and achieve more distance. However, he stresses that despite these favorable conditions, Valhalla remains a difficult course for everyone. He emphasizes the importance of managing one's game effectively and hopes to see positive results by the end of the tournament on Sunday.


"I think there are multiple things you can do. I think keeping it fun, I think I don't necessarily view it as my job. I think it's something that I have the privilege to be able to do, and try to view it that way and try to hit different shots and make sure that I don't lose that joy of playing golf. I think it's very important.

So we talk about that a lot, me and my team, and that's what we are trying to do.."

The Swede has interesting tactics for relieving pressure and enjoying playing in Majors. In a media interview, he highlighted the various ways he tries to distance himself from everything. The most important thing for him is to keep things fun, not putting too much emphasis on golf being his job. 

Aberg stresses that playing this sport is a fantastic thing and being among its greatest is an honor. He is a golfer predicted to have a great career in the coming years, believing he's the one who can break many records. The 24-year-old hopes that he will always maintain passion and hunger for victories and for playing this sport.

We'll see how Aberg handles yet another enormous challenge in his career.

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