Swedish Sensation Ludvig Aberg to Compete in the John Deere Classic
Former World No. 1 amateur and the top player in the PGA Tour University ranking Ludvig Aberg has committed to play in this year’s John Deere Classic, July 5-9, at TPC Deere Run.
Aberg, 23, a native of Eslov, Sweden, played in his first event as a pro last week at the RBC Canadian Open, where he finished T-25, recording a 7-under-par total 281 with rounds of 69-72-71-69 and earning $64,850. The former Texas Tech Red Raider won eight college tournaments, was the back-to-back winner of the prestigious Ben Hogan Award in 2022 and ’23 and won the 2023 Haskins and Nicklaus awards for collegiate excellence.
“We are thrilled that Ludvig has committed to play in this year’s John Deere Classic,” said tournament director Andrew Lehman. “Ludwig is the kind of up-and-coming young player we love. The John Deere Classic has been a proving ground for many like him who were just starting their professional careers.”
By virtue of his No. 1 ranking on PGA Tour University, Aberg earned the right to go directly to the PGA Tour without having to qualify via the Korn Ferry Tour.
The 52nd edition of the Quad Cities-based PGA Tour event will be conducted July 5-9 at TPC Deere Run in Silvis with J.T. Poston as defending champion. In a wire-to-wire victory, Poston won by three shots in 2022 with a 21-under par total for the 72-hole event. The tournament will offer a $7.4 million purse, an increase of $300,000,
The John Deere Classic, which includes Birdies for Charity, is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization located in the John Deere Classic tournament offices at 15623 Coaltown Road, East Moline, Illinois. Since its founding in 1971, the tournament has helped raise more than $159.57 million for charity.