Europe's winning Ryder Cup captain Luke Donald sent what could be considered a message to his critics after Ludvig Aberg claimed his maiden PGA Tour victory at the RSM Classic.
Aberg capped off a stunning year in which he picked up his first win on the European-based DP World Tour before lifting the Ryder Cup with Donald and company in September.
"Anyone paying attention knew the unlimited potential of Ludvig," wrote Donald on X in the immediate aftermath of the 24-year-old's four-shot victory over Canada's Mackenzie Hughes.
"He showed that at Crans and now again dominating in Sea Island this week. Congratulations to you, Jack and your whole team, the sky is the limit."
Crans is a reference to Aberg's victory at the European Masters on 3 September.
Aberg was then chosen as one of Donald's six captain's picks. It was a contentious choice at the time considering he had only turned professional a few months prior, albeit after a glittering collegiate career.
Donald and Rory McIlroy described the Swedish golfer as a 'generational talent'.
Aberg went on to collect two points for Europe in their five-point victory over Team USA.
Anyone paying attention knew the unlimited potential of Ludvig, he showed that at Crans and now again dominating in Sea Island this week. Congratulations to you, Jack and your whole team, the sky is the limit— Luke Donald (@LukeDonald) November 19, 2023
"It's beyond my dreams"
"It's kind of beyond my dreams," he told reporters.
"This is the sport that I love and the sport that I'm going to love for a very long time. Watching these events from a very young age is what I've done, so to see myself win is really cool."
The win moves Aberg up to No. 32 in the Official World Golf Rankings.
It has also secured him a spot in next year's Masters.
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