Ludvig Aberg makes Ryder Cup claim with first professional win on DP World Tour

Well that didn’t take long.

Rookie Ludvig Aberg claimed his first professional victory on Sunday at the DP World Tour’s 2023 Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club in Crans Montana, Switzerland.

“I don’t even know where to start, it’s a pretty surreal feeling to be honest. Obviously super, super happy,” said Aberg. “I’ve always had that belief that I’ve been able to do it, but to do it is pretty cool.”

The 23-year-old rising star from Sweden fired a 6-under 64 after bogeying his first hole to finish at 19 under, two shots clear of Alexander Bjork (66) and three clear of Matt Fitzpatrick (69) and Connor Syme (67). The win comes in Aberg’s sixth start on the European-based circuit.

“I started the day three back, I knew Matt was playing well so I needed to put a big score up,” said Aberg. “Felt I was playing pretty well all day, just wasn’t making any putts. Got it going on the back nine.”

The hype has been building around Aberg for a few years now and has reached its peak seeing as the win comes just a day before European Ryder Cup captain Luke Donald will make his six captain’s picks for the upcoming matches in Italy later this month. After all, Aberg was paired with European vice-captains Nicolas Colsaerts and Edoardo Molinari for the first two rounds this week.

“It’s a testament that I’m doing good stuff,” he added. “Winning any tournament is a lot of fun, to do it this quickly (as a professional), I’m over the moon.”

Aberg became the first player in history to earn PGA Tour membership via PGA Tour University earlier this season and made his pro debut at the RBC Canadian Open. This season on Tour, the former star at Texas Tech has four top-25 finishes in seven starts, including a T-4 at the John Deere Classic.

Story originally appeared on GolfWeek