Nick Faldo makes incredible claim about LIV Golf's top target who rejected offer

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Sir Nick Faldo has heaped praise on Swedish golf sensation Ludvig Aberg, who has been a professional for less than a year. The 24 year old made his pro debut in June 2023 at the Canadian Open and has quickly established himself as one of the world's top players, with victories on both the DP World Tour and PGA Tour.

He also finished second at The Masters last week in his first major championship appearance and played a crucial role in Europe's Ryder Cup win in Rome last year. Aberg has climbed to No. 7 in the Official World Golf Ranking, showcasing a graceful swing and a unique flair.

He currently sits fourth in the FedEx Cup standings, behind only Scottie Scheffler, Wyndham Clark and Xander Schauffele. Six-time major champion Faldo is clearly a big fan of the Swede. Aberg is just one shot off the lead at the midway point of the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town in Hilton Head Island. He impressed a large crowd following his pairing with Rory McIlroy with a stunning approach shot to the par-five fifth in round one on Thursday, reports the Mirror.

Amidst a flourishing golf game, Aberg impressively hoisted a two-iron shot from 272 yards, landing it within 10 feet of the hole and easily converting this pivotal opportunity with his putter to ascend even higher up in those shortcut to glory ranks. Commenting on a social media clip of this memorable moment, Nick Faldo assuredly quipped: "Is this the best golf swing you've ever seen or what? Plane perfection!"

Cracking accolades indeed for a young golfer earmarked for sky-high runs of success for many a season ahead. But, his current fame almost veered off-track when he was roped into considering a lucrative proposal from breakaway tour LIV Golf whilst slogging through college at Texas Tech.

As spring sprung in 2022, Aberg held firm, turning down a two-year contract worth £2million plus a sweep of prize money winnings to turn professional and delve into the LIV circuit.

"There were a number of red flags, which is not good," Aberg candidly spilled to Eurosport [via GolfDigest] back in December, gleaning insight into his significant choice to rebuff LIV's offer a year and a half earlier. "We realized that I could potentially burn a lot of bridges, and I wasn't interested in that. When I look back, I am very confident in my decision. I will never chase money; what I do is compete. I did the right thing.

"I want to play against the best, because I am a competitive person and like to compete against the best players. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like that at the moment, it's a bit more fragmented."

"When I look at the PGA Tour and the competitions there, there is so much history around all the competitions. And that's what I like, that's what I go for. But then you have to respect everyone's decisions."