Sir Nick Faldo makes bold claim about rising PGA Tour star

Sir Nick Faldo made an extremely bold claim after watching a recent clip of rising PGA Tour star Ludvig Aberg at Harbour Town Golf Links.

Sir Nick Faldo
Sir Nick Faldo

Sir Nick Faldo is no stranger to bold claims. 

Take, for example, his thoughts on Jon Rahm before the Spaniard attempted to defend the 2024 Masters

As far as Faldo was concerned, Rahm had not been tested in the run-up to the major owing to his switch to LIV

Faldo said Rahm would be in for a rude awakening given the golfer had simply been playing resort courses in his shorts. 

After the major was complete, the three-time Masters champion twisted the knife on Rahm by re-sharing his thoughts

This latest claim from the Englishman wasn't a dig at all. 


Faldo was simply in awe at rising golf star Ludvig Aberg after he hit one of the shots of the year at RBC Heritage

Aberg was playing in his first PGA Tour since finishing second in his Masters - and major - debut. 

The Swedish phenom stiffed a simply colossal, towering 2-iron from 272 yards. 

As Fore Play pointed out, it was the sort of shot that should be illegal. 

And Faldo agreed, writing on X: "Is this the best golf swing you've ever seen or what? Plane perfection."

That's some high-praise right there. 

Aberg went on to card an opening round of five-under 66 at the signature event. 

Watch the shot here:



C----- almighty!

Despite the attention, Aberg appears to be trying very hard to keep himself grounded. 

His tilt at the green jacket was over after he dunked his second shot at the 11th into the water. 

The costly double bogey allowed eventual champion Scottie Scheffler some breathing room before he pulled clear.

Aberg was filmed smiling after the error, despite the consequences of the shot. 

He had the perfect response to a reporter when he was asked about the moment earlier this week. 

"I felt very fortunate to still be playing a major championship Sunday back nine in contention," he said. 

"[It] 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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