Today’s Golfer takes a look at what’s in the bag of Ryder Cup star Ludvig Aberg – a winner on both PGA and European Tours.
Today’s Golfer’s ‘What’s In The Bag’ insight is brought to you in association with Fujikura.
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It’s been quite the debut season for Sweden’s Ludvig Aberg, who less than three months after turning professional, lifted the 2023 Omega European Masters trophy before going on to help Team Europe to an emphatic victory at the Ryder Cup in Rome.
The ‘generational talent’ as dubbed by Luke Donald wasn’t done with 2023 there, however.
On route to his first PGA Tour victory at the RSM Classic, Aberg carded a record-equaling 72-hole score of 29-under (tied with Justin Thomas) to win by four shots, additionally setting a Tour record for the lowest score over three consecutive rounds (64, 61, 61).
Having won two of his 14 professional events played since turning pro in June, Aberg has established himself firmly in the top 50 of the Offical Golf World Rankings, qualifying for the 2024 season-opening The Sentry and the Masters, which will be his first Major championship.
Remarkably, the Swede has finished outside the top 25 just three times since turning professional, with T14 his worst finish in his last eight events prior to winning the RSM.
Key to this success is Aberg’s ability off the tee, combining distance and accuracy in a way that very few of his rivals can match. He missed just 10 fairways and 10 greens all week in Georgia, making only one bogey.
Aberg’s breakthrough win had come at the 2023 Omega European Masters where four birdies in the final five holes closed out a final round 64, at the majestic Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club, situated 1500 meters above sea level, looking out to Mont Blanc and the iconic Matterhorn.
Finishing 19-under, the Swede held off fellow countryman Alexander Bjork by two shots and the charging Fitzpatrick brothers, Matt and Alex who finished T3 and T5 respectively.
Aberg’s decision to resist the temptation to turn pro and remain in college for an additional season appears to be paying dividends, showing a level of patience and maturity that will no doubt serve him well as he prepares to enter 2024 with a weight of expectation growing heavier by the day.
Aberg was named the Ben Hogan Award winner, as the best college player in the United States (Texas Tech University), for a second successive year in May 2023 – the only other player to do so being a certain Jon Rahm.
Aberg is predominantly a Titleist player, carrying a few alternative brand clubs in his bag to complement his set-up. Let’s take a look at the golf clubs, balls, and apparel used by the man from Eslov, Sweden…
WITB Ludvig Aberg:
What driver does Ludvig Aberg use?
Ludvig Aberg uses a Titleist TSR2 driver (9°) with a Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X shaft
Improved aerodynamics make TSR2 faster through the air, and a reimagined look and redesigned toe shape to improve the face angle at address.
A Multi-Plateau VFT face builds inward, layer-by-layer, to create consistent CT across the face with forgiveness and speed no matter the impact location.
Optimized CG placement – lower and more forward than prior generations – increases ball speed and improves launch and spin conditions.
Read our full Titleist TSR2 driver review.
|Shock shaft||Multiple premium options|
|Stock grip||Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360|
What fairway wood does Ludvig Aberg use?
Ludvig Aberg uses a TaylorMade Stealth 2 fairway wood (15°) with a Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 8 X shaft
Thanks to lowering the center of gravity inside the Stealth 2 head, the high CT area is more aligned with where golfers impact shots when hitting from the turf. The idea is simple but it means shots are easier to flight, with additional speed. TaylorMade has achieved it by reducing face and crown height by 2mm and positioning sizeable internal mass towards the rear of the head.
Read our full TaylorMade Stealth 2 fairway woods review.
|Lofts||3W - 15° / 3W HL - 16.5° / 5W - 18° / 7W - 21° / 9W - 24°|
|Stock shafts||Fujikura Ventus Red TR|
What irons does Ludvig Aberg use?
Ludvig Aberg uses Titleist (2019) T100 irons (4-PW) with KBS Tour 130 X shafts
Jordan Spieth, Will Zalatoris, Sungjae Im, Cameron Smith, Garrick Higgo, and Jessica Korda, have all been involved in the design process which has seen the T100 spend more than 1,000 hours in Titleist’s players’ hands.
In addition to his T100 irons, Aberg also carries a Titleist 718 T-MB 2-iron.
Read our full Titleist T100 irons review.
|Stock shafts||True Temper AMT White|
|Stock grips||Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360|
What wedges does Ludvig Aberg use?
Ludvig Aberg uses Titleist Vokey Design SM9 wedges (50° - F Grind, 54° - S Grind, 60° - V Grind) with KBS Tour 130 X shafts
Titleist's wedge guru, Bob Vokey, rarely puts a foot wrong, and the Vokey SM9 wedges are no exception. In fact, we'd go as far as to say the Titleist Vokey Design SM9 wedges are the most versatile, accurate, and forgiving wedges the legendary designer has ever created.
There's an extensive range of grinds available, meaning you can find the perfect fit for your swing type (steep, neutral, shallow) and the course conditions you normally play (firm, neutral, soft). That does mean that a fitting is required to make sure you're getting the best-fitting wedge for your individual needs.
Read our full Titleist Vokey SM9 wedges review.
What putter does Ludvig Aberg use?
Ludvig Aberg uses an Odyssey White Hot Versa #1 putter
Odyssey's major-winning Versa technology has dominated Tours all over the World. The black and white high contrast alignment system helps golfers with their alignment at address and through your stroke. It highlights the proper face angle and improves concentration, so you make more putts.
Read our full Odyssey Versa putters review.
|Style||5 blade and mallet options|
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What golf ball does Ludvig Aberg use?
Ludvig Aberg uses a Titleist Pro V1x golf ball
The urethane cover on the Pro V1x is created by mixing two components, with the liquid urethane cast into Titleist-manufactured cavities to form the appropriate dimple pattern into the cover. Titleist says the precise timing and temperature are integral to the consistency of golf’s No.1 ball.
The 348-dimple design was a huge change in the 2021 ball and, unsurprisingly, that remains on the new model to optimize aerodynamics. The casing works with the new core to reduce excess long-game spin while combining with the cover to create greenside spin.
Read our full Titleist Pro V1x golf balls review.
- Consistently long
- Exceptional spin rates on approach shots
- High flight and soft landing
- Tighter dispersion than the 2021 model
- Played by a host of the world's best players
- More than £4 per golf ball is a lot for most amateurs
- Urethane cover marks quite easily
|Cover||Cast urethane elastomer|
|Long game spin||Low|
|Short game spin||High|
|Color options||White, Yellow|
- High gradient core design
- Speed amplifying high-flex casing layer
- Cast thermoset urethane cover
- Spherically tiled tetrahedral dimple design
What golf shoes does Ludvig Aberg wear?
Ludvig Aberg wears adidas ZG23 golf shoes
A favorite spiked golf shoe with our editior and Tour stars
It is a hybrid golf shoe that combines a recycled upper, with a Lightstrike midsole for maximum cushioning and energy return and is brought together with a six-cleat Traxion outsole.
Many brands would say that six cleats are not enough to give the best traction on a shoe. But the way the outsoles are designed with spikes and a layer of strategic molds makes you feel closer to the ground and helps you transfer weight through the swing. The ZG23 also has 3D cradles down the side for lateral stability during the golf swing.
All that you'd expect from a premium-priced shoe that is worn by some of the world's best players, it's also fully waterproof.
See how the ZG23 compares to the best adidas golf shoes.
- Super lightweight
- Easy to clean
- Go great with any outfit
- At first glance, it doesn’t look as premium as the price point
|Sizes||6.5 – 14.5|
What apparel does Ludvig Aberg wear?
Ludvig Aberg wears adidas golf apparel after signing in 2023
Best for sustainability
The polo is smart enough to double up as a shirt for less formal professional wear and has the classic looks you would expect from the sports clothing powerhouse. A novel optional extra with this polo is the chance for personalization, which will appeal to many.
- 100% recycled materials
- Stretchy and flexible
- Personalization options
- Plain styling might not suit flamboyant tastes
|Material||100% recycled Polyester Piqué|
Today’s Golfer’s ‘What’s In The Bag’ insight is brought to you in association with Fujikura.
Fujikura are leaders in performance shafts, and the brand is honored to regularly be the #1 driver and wood shaft on the PGA, LPGA, and DP World Tours.
In 2022 the brand’s Ventus platform mopped up 44.5% of all available PGA Tour wins, with the Masters and Open champions both playing the brand’s headline shaft unpaid. At the 2023 Masters, 39.1% of players used Fujikura driver shafts, with five of the final Top 10 choosing the brand’s super stable models.
In short Fujikura shafts are the shaft of choice of the world’s very best players.
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