Sweden’s Ludvig Aberg claimed a maiden victory in solely his second DP World Tour occasion as an expert courtesy of a surprising end on the Omega European Masters in Switzerland, and put himself firmly within the operating for a captain’s decide for this month’s Ryder Cup.
The previous high novice confirmed his standing as considered one of golf’s rising stars with a closing 64 at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Membership to disclaim Matt Fitzpatrick a hat-trick of titles within the Swiss mountains, after turning skilled in June.
Aberg birdied 4 of his final 5 holes to complete on 19 below par, two forward of fellow countryman Alexander Björk, with long-time chief Fitzpatrick finally ending in a tie for third with Connor Syme after dropping three pictures in his final 4 holes.
After a bogey on the first for Aberg left the 23-year-old three off the tempo, he rolled in a 14-footer for birdie on the fifth. A tee shot to 5 ft on the eighth and a fragile up-and-down on the ninth noticed him flip in 33, though he nonetheless had work to do to catch in a single day chief Fitzpatrick at that stage.
4 successive pars on the inward 9 seemed to have ended his probabilities, however Aberg had different concepts as he cashed in on the back-to-back par-five 14th and fifteenth, rolled in a 15 footer on the sixteenth and stiffed his strategy to tap-in vary on the seventeenth. He might need had one other birdie on the daunting 18th, however got here up a contact shy along with his putt from 13 ft.
Aberg mentioned: “I‘ve at all times had that perception that at some point I may win out right here on tour, however to do it so quickly is fairly cool. To have the ability to put collectively 4 rounds right here within the mountains is a dream come true. It’s a testomony that I’m doing good things. I’ve been requested in regards to the Ryder Cup quite a bit. I really feel like I’ve accomplished a great job of not letting it have an effect on me an excessive amount of. I attempt to simply play golf and see the place that golf takes me. Fortunately right this moment, I’m sitting right here with a trophy, so it took me fairly a way. Any European rising up is watching the Ryder Cup, you need to be on that workforce. To be in these conversations could be very flattering.”
Along with his tied third place end, Fitzpatrick secured a spot on the European Ryder Cup workforce after taking the final spot through the World Factors checklist, with Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre guaranteeing a debut in Rome by claiming the final remaining place on the European Factors Checklist. The remaining six locations will likely be crammed by captain’s picks which will likely be introduced by Luke Donald on Monday.