The news was confirmed to the public on Monday afternoon as Donald joined Sky Sports Golf's Nick Dougherty to make his announcement.
Aberg, 23, had been touted as a potential captain's pick for the best part of three months since he turned professional earlier this season.
While many considered he was too inexperienced and had yet to show enough on the PGA Tour and DP World Tour, the talented Swede reeled off recent T4 finishes at the John Deere Classic and Czech Masters before making his biggest statement yet with a breakthrough win at the Omega European Masters on Sunday afternoon.
That made Donald's decision a whole lot simpler ahead of making his six picks.
Aberg will become the first ever player to compete in the Ryder Cup who has yet to play in a major championship.
WATCH DONALD'S CHAT WITH ABERG:
The moment Luke Donald let Ludvig Åberg know he was on the team. pic.twitter.com/JWXCSi7dwe— Ryder Cup Europe (@RyderCupEurope) September 4, 2023
Donald told Aberg on the phone:
Here was the instant reaction from Aberg when he appeared on Sky Sports Golf with Donald and Dougherty on Monday:
That reaction from Ludvig Aberg pic.twitter.com/pvLcXvp9QC— Sky Sports Golf (@SkySportsGolf) September 4, 2023
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