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Days After Her 73-Year-Old Record Breaking Win, ‘Unbelievable’ Rose Zhang Revealed to Have Major Importance in PGA Tour Rookie’s Career

Published 06/08/2023, 5:00 AM EDT

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Rose Zhang is unquestionably establishing herself as a top-tier female professional golfer. Right after turning pro, she won her debut tournament, the Mizuho Americas Open, and bagged a hefty $412,500 paycheck. Her victory, of course, did not come as a surprise to many because she had already demonstrated her exceptional golf as an amateur.

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The LPGA star had created golfing history by becoming the first player to double up on the NCAA women’s individual title. Furthermore, she also surpassed Tiger Woods’ legendary record after 27 years. These achievements of hers have unquestionably inspired many, and a PGA Tour rookie is among those she’s influenced!

Swedish golf pro sings high praise of Rose Zhang


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Ludvig Aberg recently made the transition from amateur to professional golf, just like Zhang. Fans are eager to watch him play with other professional golfers at the RBC Canadian Open, which has a whopping $9,000,000 in prize money. Since Zhang was the first female player to triumph in her professional debut after 73 years, he looks up to her as an inspiration. Ludvig expressed his desire to emulate Zhang during the press conference, saying that if he could do something like she did, he would be doing well.

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“[Zhang is] an unbelievable player, unbelievable person and what she’s done is pretty amazing,” Aberg said. “If I can do something along those lines, I think I’m doing pretty well”. The PGA Tour shared a snippet of his conversation on its official Instagram account.


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He also congratulated her on her decorated career and predicted that she would have a successful future. “She had obviously a great college career, and she’s going to have a great pro career, too. So congrats to her,” said the 23-year-old golfer. Aberg also created a significant legacy throughout his college tenure, similar to Zhang. So perhaps a win is something he can replicate as well?

Aberg’s decorated amateur career

At the NCAA men’s golf national championship, Aberg created history. Because of his outstanding performance there, he came in first place in the 2023 PGA Tour University rankings. He also became the first person to accomplish this feat and, as a result, earned PGA Tour membership. For the remainder of this season and through 2024, he earned himself a spot on the PGA Tour.


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Since last March, Aberg has held the #1 spot in the World Amateur Golf Ranking. Both this year and the previous year, he took home the Ben Hogan Awards. Aberg is one of just two winners, along with Jon Rahm. We now eagerly anticipate seeing how he performs at the RBC Canadian Open.

Similar to Zhang, Aberg has demonstrated through his amateur golf career that these young players are more than capable of elevating the game.


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What do you think about Aberg’s stance on Zhang? Are you excited to see your favorite at the course? Let us know in the comments below.



Rajnandini Rathore

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Rajnandini is a promising addition to the team as a Golf writer. She was recently recruited in the latest round of ‘ES Draft’ as one of the young writers who is an avid golf enthusiast. With Brooks Koepka and Phil Mickelson being her entry into the fandom of the sport, Rajnandini believes LIV Golf is the future of the sport.

Edited By: Sheldon Pereira