Aberg is a phenomenon. He won in style yesterday in St. Simons, Georgia. On Saturday and Sunday he completed 61 putts, 9 under. The 61-61 weekend is an improvement in score over the last 36 holes on the PGA Tour. He’s better than Matt Jones at Kapalua in 2022 or Patrick Rodgers at St. Simons.
With his final birdie, he tied the PGA Tour’s 72-hole record: just like Justin Thomas in 2017 at the Sony Open, he needed 253 strokes.
Aberg dominated 3 birdies in a row and beat Canadian Mackenzie Hughes, who came through the weekend 60-63 and finished within 4 strokes.
Thomas Detry witnessed it all from the front row. Our compatriot finished 28th in Georgia. He started the final day in 20th place with a 67 stroke with 5 birdies and 1 double bogey. He finished 15 strokes behind Aberg.
His 28th-place finish was not enough to qualify for the PGA Tour’s fall tournaments for the lucrative and prestigious Pebble Beach and Genesis Invitational tournaments early next season. This required a top 60, and Dietry finished 64th.
His success at Sea Island Golf Course places Aberg ranked 32nd in the world. At the start of this year, he was still ranked 3064th, and he only turned professional in June, his 11th PGA Championship.
“I was in the lead for two days, but I was still a bit nervous today. I see being in first place as a privilege, in fact I saw this whole tournament as a privilege,” Aberg replied.
“I’m very happy. This is beyond all my dreams,” the Swede achieved his amazing path. “I have no idea why it all happened so quickly.”
“It’s really cool. I think it’s great to be able to play on the PGA Tour. I’ll never forget these six months. It’s been really fun and a miracle.”
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