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Ludvig Aberg Wins European Masters to Boost Ryder Cup Hopes

Ludvig Aberg Wins European Masters to Boost Ryder Cup Hopes

Ludvig Aberg increased his prospects of taking part in this year’s Ryder Cup after sealing a maiden DP World Tour title at the European Championship in Switzerland.

The 23-year-old Swede, who only turned professional earlier this year, charged to the top of the leaderboard thanks to four consecutive birdies on the back-nine to card a 6-under 64 and finish on 19 under, two strokes clear of fellow countryman Alexander Bjork.

This victory means Aberg become the second fastest Swedish golfer to triumph on the DP World Tour and boosts his chances of being named as one of Luke Donald’s captain’s picks for the upcoming Ryder Cup.

“I figured I needed a win to put me in a good position but I have been doing a pretty good job at not thinking about it too much,” Aberg said. I feel like I get reminded about it a lot, but luckily I was able to finish well today and win the tournament.”

Speaking about his prospects of participating in the Ryder Cup, he said: “It would mean the world obviously. Anyone as a young golfer from Swede and Europe, those are the events you want to be a part of. If I get a chance, I will be over the moon, and it would be really cool.”

Long-time leader, Matt Fitzpatrick, faded away as he hit consecutive bogeys in the final round as well as failing to force a play-off after needing to hole the second shot on the 18th. He finished tied for third alongside Scotland’s Connor Syre but has guaranteed his place at the Ryder Cup.

Robert MacIntyre also confirmed his place in the Ryder Cup despite finishing this tournament tied-55th.

The next event on the DP World Tour is the Irish Open taking place between 7-10 September at The K Club – Ryder Course in Ireland.