History Beckons For Super Swede Aberg – A US Open First In 111-Years

US Open history beckons for Swede Ludvig Aberg.

It’s been 111-years since legendary American-born amateur Francis Ouimet, and then aged just 20, captured the 1913 US Open at Brookline.

Now Aberg in just a third major championship and a first US Open could join Omimet as he heads into the final two rounds of the 2024 US Open leading by a shot at five-under par.

Aberg, 24, posted a second round of 69 at Pinehurst for a halfway total of five under par, with Belgium’s Thomas Detry and the American pair of Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Cantlay tied in second place each at all four under.


Three other players – Rory McIlroy, Tony Finau and Matthieu Pavon – are a shot further back.
Aberg brilliantly displayed he has the game and strength to win at the game’s highest level finishing runner-up earlier this year with a second place finish at the Masters and in what was his maiden major.

“I think a US Open is supposed to be hard,” Aberg said. “It’s supposed to be tricky and it’s supposed to challenge any aspect of your game and I feel like it’s really doing that.

“But I’m super fortunate with the way that things have turned out over the last couple of days and hopefully we’ll be able to keep it up.”

A victory in the US Open would also ensure Aberg heading to next month’s 152nd Open Championship on the anniversary of fellow Swede’s Henrik Stenson’s 2016 Open Championship triumph when golf’s oldest major was last contested at Royal Troon

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