Ludvig Aberg has first 'one of us' moment on PGA Tour with three-putt from three feet
It's been extremely smooth sailing for Ludvig Aberg so far in his PGA Tour career. Such is life when you hit the ball as long and straight as the young Swede does off the tee.
In 18 career PGA Tour starts, Aberg has made 15 cuts, won once (the RSM Classic) and posted two other top-five finishes. Pro golf ain't easy, but the 24-year-old has made it look that way. The South Course at Torrey Pines has a way of humbling you fast, though.
And yet, Aberg was picking the place apart on Thursday, Round 2 of the Farmers Insurance Open. After opening with a four-under 68 on the North Course, Aberg went out in three-under 33 on the South to reach seven under. Three straight pars at 10, 11 and 12 followed, and then Aberg found the 583-yard par-5 13th green in two with relative ease, setting up a 44-footer for an eagle.
His eagle effort was a strong one, leaving him with just two feet and nine inches for his "tap-in" birdie. Notice the quotes around "tap-in." Unfortunately, there was no tapping in. Not on the birdie putt, nor on the par putt:
"One of us" indeed, and perhaps Aberg's first "one of us" moment of his career. Happens to everybody, bud.
Aberg can also take solace in the fact that the 13th green has taken many bodies before, especially with that front pin position. Still, absolutely brutal to have a nice look at eagle and walk off with a six. He went on to bogey 14 and 17 to finish right back where he started - four under. Aberg will begin the final 36 holes eight back of Stephan Jaeger.