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Ludvig Åberg voted Golfer of the Month for September

Ludvig Åberg voted Golfer of the Month for September

A seamless transition into the professional game for Ludvig Åberg saw the Swede pick up a victory at the Omega European Masters in Switzerland, a Captain’s Pick for the Ryder Cup and a Top 10 finish on his BMW PGA Championship debut.

DPWTour 23 - Player of the Month - Ludvig Aberg

The 23-year-old received the majority of the votes for Golfer of the Month presented by DP World with 76%.

Åberg only turned professional in June after a stellar amateur career that saw him become a collegiate superstar en route to topping the World Amateur Golf Ranking. A maiden DP World Tour victory in just his ninth event as a professional came with a stunning finish at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club to win the Omega European Masters.

Ludvig Aberg reeled off four birdies in a row on the back nine to card a superb closing 64 and finish 19 under par, two shots ahead of compatriot Alexander Björk. That was swiftly followed by a phone call from Luke Donald to inform him of selection to take on the United States in the Ryder Cup at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club.

Just two weeks later, the Swede looked a picture of composure over the first three days at Wentworth as he continued his high levels to be leading by two shots at the start of the final day. He had to eventually settle for a share of tenth place after a closing 76 that included two double-bogeys in his opening seven holes.

The man who took home the title, New Zealand’s Ryan Fox, came in second place with 21% of the votes.

Fox won his first Rolex Series title as he birdied the last to post a closing 67 and lift the trophy at the BMW PGA Championship, in doing so becoming the first player from New Zealand to win the prestigious tournament and the first from his country to win a Rolex Series title.

For Fox, who claimed last season’s Seve Ballesteros Award after twice winning on Tour, it built on his top-three finish at the Horizon Irish Open and lifted him to third on the Race to Dubai Rankings in Partnership with Rolex.

Rounding-off the votes were Swede Vincent Norrman and Japan’s Ryo Hisatsune, winners of September’s Horizon Irish Open and Cazoo Open de France respectively.