Ludvig Aberg offers perfect response to reporter over forgetful Masters moment

Rising European PGA Tour star Ludvig Aberg has reflected on the crucial moment he appeared to lose the 2024 Masters to Scottie Scheffler at Augusta.

Ludvig Aberg
Ludvig Aberg

It's fair to say Sweden's Ludvig Aberg is living up to the hype. 

The 24-year-old has now risen into the top-10 of the world rankings after an impressive Masters debut. 

It comes off the back of a simply stellar introduction into the world of men's professional golf where he picked up victories on the DP World Tour and the PGA Tour before playing a starring role in the 2023 Ryder Cup

One question that appears to have been frequently asked over the recent days is who or what can stop Scottie Scheffler

The answer, it turns out, just may be Aberg. 

Aberg is teeing it up at the RBC Heritage this week where he will try and stop Scheffler winning four events from his last five starts. 


One thing that stood out for Aberg during his tilt at the green jacket and that was his response when he effectively put paid to his chances at the 11th hole. 

Aberg's second shot found a watery grave and, despite a carding a double bogey six the Swede walked off the pristine green laughing and joking with his caddie Joe Skovron. 

That draw plaudits from golf fans worldwide given the magnitude of the untimely mistake. 

"I didn't know it at the time that I was smiling," Aberg told reporters on Wednesday. 

Ludvig Aberg and Joe Skovron
Ludvig Aberg and Joe Skovron

"Obviously it wasn't ideal to dump it in the water. I think we all know that.

"But at the end of the day, me and Joe and my caddie, my team, we've talked a lot about just keep playing, just make sure that the next shot is your best one. That's all you can do. That's all you can try to focus on.

"Obviously looking back, that was probably where I lost the tournament a little bit, but I didn't know it at the time.

"All I tried to do is just keep pushing forward and keep pushing forward. You never what's going to happen, especially on a course like Augusta where so many things can happen."

He added: "I felt very fortunate to still be playing a major championship Sunday back nine in contention is what I've dreamt of for my whole career. 

"Even though I made a dumb mistake on 11, I was still in the hunt, and I still felt very fortunate to be in that situation."

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