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Åberg difficult Cole for ROY; head-to-head battle on Sunday

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – Whereas the PGA Tour Participant of the Yr award stays up within the air, relying on how members worth the seasons of Scottie Scheffler, Jon Rahm and Viktor Hovland, the Rookie of Yr award had been a forgone conclusion for a lot of the season.

Eric Cole, who at 35 lastly broke by on Tour this 12 months, was the clear front-runner with six top-10 finishes and he was the one rookie to advance previous the primary spherical of the playoffs. However Cole’s standing because the chief within the clubhouse has been significantly challenged since Ludvig Åberg left Texas Tech and joined the Tour.

The 24-year-old earned his Tour card through the PGA Tour College program and since turning professional in Might has three top-10 finishes and was runner-up on the Sanderson Farms Championship. He additionally received on the DP World Tour on the European Masters and had a strong debut on the Ryder Cup, going 2-2-0 in Italy.

In line with Tour rules, “a participant’s rookie season is outlined because the season during which he turns into a PGA Tour member and performs in 10 or extra occasions as a member.” The RSM Traditional is Åberg’s 11th Tour begin as a member.

Fortunately for the membership, Sunday’s closing spherical at Sea Island (Ga.) Resort may function a mandate for Rookie of the Yr award voting with Åberg and Cole (together with Mackenzie Hughes) collectively within the day’s closing group and each vying for his or her first Tour victory.

“It will be superior,” Cole stated earlier this week when requested about presumably successful the Arnold Palmer Award. “It’s one thing you solely get an opportunity to win as soon as, which is type of a novel factor in golf. To win that may be unimaginable.”



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