Matt Fitzpatrick’s tied-third finish guarantees Englishman a Ryder Cup spot via the World Points List, Robert MacIntyre secures automatic qualification place on European Points List; Ludvig Aberg could be named as one of Luke Donald’s six captain’s picks on Monday
Last Updated: 03/09/23 4:25pm
Ludvig Aberg enhanced his hopes of a Ryder Cup captain’s pick after securing a dramatic victory and maiden DP World Tour title at the Omega European Masters.
The Swedish star, who only turned professional in the summer, produced a stunning back-nine birdie charge to jump clear of Matt Fitzpatrick and claim a two-shot win at Crans-sur-Sierre.
Aberg recovered from bogeying his opening hole to fire seven birdies – including four in a row from the 14th – in a final-round 64, seeing him end on 19 under and increase the prospect of him being named as one of Luke Donald’s Ryder Cup captain’s picks.
Alexander Bjork finished second ahead of Connor Syme and Fitzpatrick, whose tied-third finish was enough for him to dislodge Tommy Fleetwood on the World Points List for an automatic qualification spot for Team Europe, while Robert MacIntyre confirmed his place on the European Points List by ending tied-55th.
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Live Ryder Cup Captain’s Picks
September 4, 2023, 2:00pm
Donald will name his six captain’s picks to complete Europe’s Ryder Cup side on Monday, live from 2pm on Sky Sports Golf, ahead of the contest taking place from September 29-October 1.
The next DP World Tour event is the Horizon Irish Open, beginning on Thursday at the K Club, where Rory McIlroy, Tyrrell Hatton and Shane Lowry are all due to feature.