Aberg Ends Fall at No. 1 in PGA TOUR U Rankings; Earns Exemption to DP Tour Event in January
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Texas Tech senior Ludvig Aberg has finished the fall season as the top-ranked player on the PGA Tour U rankings, the PGA Tour U announced Wednesday.
By virtue of his top finish, Aberg will now earn an exemption to compete at the Rolex Series event on the DP Tour in Dubai. Hosted by the Emirates Golf Club in beautiful Dubai, the event takes place Jan. 26-29.
Aberg closes one of the most successful single calendar years in Texas Tech men’s golf history.
The senior started his 2022 by winning individual medalist honors at the 2022 Big 12 Championships, before winning the prestigious Ben Hogan award back in May. The Swede became the first player in Tech history to win the award.
Aberg closed the 2021-22 season by helping lead his Tech team to the Elite Eight of the 2022 NCAA Championships.
After playing in various world amateur events this summer, Aberg returned to Lubbock back in August and was immediately ranked as the top-player in the PGA TOUR U rankings.
The native of Sweden, finished all 11 weeks of the fall season ranked No. 1 and was named Big 12 Men’s Golfer of the Month in October.
With the help of Aberg, who currently sits at No. 1 of the World Amateur Golf Rankings, Texas Tech won twice this fall at both Inverness and the Big 12 Match Play event. As a team, the Red Raiders finished no lower than third at all four fall events.
The two wins in both Ohio and Houston valuated the Red Raiders to the No. 1 spot in the first GolfStat rankings of the year for the first time since the 2019-20 COVID shortened season.
Fresh off a seven-year contract extension that will keep him in Lubbock through the 2029-30, head coach Greg Sands’ squad ends the fall ranked No. 3 in the Golfstat poll and No. 6 in the Golfweek rankings.
Aberg and teammate Calum Scott finished the final Golfweek individual rankings of the fall ranked at No. 3 (Scott) and No. 4 (Aberg) respectively.
The duo are the only sets of teammates to both be ranked inside the top-five and one of two sets of teammates to be ranked inside the top-10.
The Red Raiders return to action this spring when they head to beautiful Hawai’i for the Amer Ari Feb. 8-10 in Waikoloa.
Release provided by Andrew Stern Texas Tech Athletics