Easy For Aberg & Team Europe Confirmed

Welcome to The Weekly Slice.

I hope you’re making the most of the final bit of Summer.

If you managed to get out on the golf course, where did you play and how’d you get on? Drop me a quick reply.

I had my best round of the year on the weekend at the beautiful Worplesdon Golf Club, Surrey. What a ridiculously good golf course!

Anyway, let’s get into it for this week.

Tour Roundup

DP World Tour

The DP World Tour was in Switzerland last week for the Omega European Masters, where Ludvig Aberg won on his second attempt in Europe and only his 9th professional start.

Winning on tour is supposed to be difficult, right?!

After a 4th place the week before at the D+D Real Czech Masters, Aberg shot a final day 64 to finish two shots clear at the top, above fellow Swede, Alexander Björk.

With the victory, Ludvig picked up a €425,000 cheque and a ticket to Marco Simone Golf & Country Club for the 2023 Ryder Cup, courtesy of a captain’s pick.

This week the tour heads to The K Club for the Horizon Irish Open, with plenty of big names making the trip.

The last time the event was held there, Rory pulled off this shot to win:

My pick for the week? Adrian Meronk.

After the disappointment of not getting into the Ryder Cup squad (and he really should have), he’s going to be fired up and will want to prove a point to captain Luke Donald.

Europe Ryder Cup Team

A week after Team USA was confirmed, Luke Donald was finalising his squad for Italy at the end of this month.

Following the conclusion in Switzerland, Matt Fitzpatrick and Bob MacIntyre joined Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Viktor Hovland and Tyrrell Hatton as automatic qualifiers.

Donald then had to make his pick for the remaining six players on Monday to complete his 12-man team:

  • Ludvig Aberg
  • Tommy Fleetwood
  • Nicolai Højgaard
  • Shane Lowry
  • Justin Rose
  • Sepp Straka

First of all, what a couple of months for Ludvig Aberg. Since turning pro in June this year, he’s already won on the DP World Tour and qualified for the Ryder Cup. Surely one of the fastest rises in professional golf ever!

Then you’ve got the obvious picks, Fleetwood, Straka and Rose. All of them have had great seasons on the PGA Tour, with Rose and Fleetwood adding some Ryder Cup experience to the mix as well.

The final two picks went to Shane Lowry and Nicolai Højgaard.

Shane is a great player, with Ryder Cup experience, but his recent form has been poor.

Højgaard is another talented young uncapped player, who’s had a pretty good season. But has he really played better than either Meronk, Perez or Paul?

I’m not so sure.

You’ve got to especially feel for Adrian Meronk. A guy who literally won this year’s Italian Open at the Ryder Cup host venue.

Currently third on the Race to Dubai Rankings, there’s not much more he could’ve done, other than get an automatic spot.

Either way, I still believe it’s a very strong European team.

Rory McIlroy will be playing in his 7th event, looking to win his 5th Ryder Cup.

Then you’ve also got the experience of Rose, Rahm, Fleetwood and Lowry, plus one of the hottest form golfers in the world right now, Viktor Hovland.

I can’t wait for it to get going!

Something Funny

Some loose impediments are bigger than others…

Oh, and this shot from Richard Finch at the 2008 Irish Open.

Still one of the funniest videos in golf:

Something Extra

Also, here’s a few of our recent articles for you to get stuck into.

Ed Welton

Founder, Editor

Ed is the founder and editor at EEE Golf. He’s been playing golf for over 20 years, competing in many top amateur events. He’s played courses all over the world and played with some of the best players in the game. His aim is to help educate people about the game of golf and give insights into the sport he loves most.

Scroll to Top