Ludvig Aberg Withdrawal from Wells Fargo Championship

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‣ The Wells Fargo Championship faces notable absences with World No.1 Scottie Scheffler skipping the event due to the impending birth of his first child and Ludvig Aberg withdrawing because of a knee issue.

‣ Ludvig Aberg, ranked sixth in the world, chose to prioritize his health and recovery over participating in the Wells Fargo Championship, with an eye towards competing in the upcoming PGA Championship at Valhalla.

‣ Despite the withdrawals of high-profile players like Aberg and Scheffler, the Wells Fargo Championship still features a strong field, including three-time winner Rory McIlroy, defending champion Wyndham Clark, and 2022 champion Max Homa.

Oh boy, the Wells Fargo Championship’s just hit a bit of a snag. World No.1 Scottie Scheffler’s out. Yep, he’s on baby watch. But wait, there’s more. Ludvig Aberg, that Swedish sensation, has just pulled out too. Knee troubles, he says.

Aberg took to social media, all, “Guys, I gotta sit this one out.” He was pumped for Quail Hollow, his first time and all. But nah, his knee’s got other plans. After a chat with his docs, he’s opting for some R&R. “Hope y’all have a fab week,” he tweeted, probably from his couch, ice pack in tow.

And here’s the kicker. The PGA Championship’s right around the corner. Aberg, world’s No. 6, is eyeing that instead. Can’t blame him, really. He’s like, “See ya next week, folks.”

Remember his last gig? The RBC Heritage? Dude finished T10. Not too shabby, especially after his Masters debut. Oh, speaking of The Masters, Aberg nearly blew our minds there. Came in second, just four shots shy of Scheffler. Talk about a nail-biter.

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Back to Aberg. The Masters was almost his. Imagine, winning on your first go? Ended up the runner-up, but still. He’s taking a breather now, hoping it’ll pay off at Valhalla.

Even with Aberg and Scheffler out, the Wells Fargo’s still a big deal. Rory McIlroy, anyone? Three-time champ. Then there’s Wyndham Clark, last year’s winner, and Max Homa, the 2022 victor. The field’s still stacked.

Elliott Mitchell
Elliott Mitchell
Elliott Mitchell is a Golf Glance Senior Writer. After earning a degree in Sports Journalism, he joined the club in 2021. Elliott is in charge of Golf Glance's news, features, and travel sections, as well as the courses.

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