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2024 Masters patron knocks Ludvig Åberg’s snack out of his hand

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Ludvig Åberg Masters
Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Network

Ludvig Åberg just lost his snack at the Masters. As the golf star was walking, he was shaking hands with fans while eating a snack. However, he lost the snack as someone hit his hand while holding on to it.

Hopefully the lost snack didn’t prevent Åberg from winning the Masters. The 24-year-old finished at -7, four strokes behind winner Scottie Scheffler.

Åberg is looking to become the first rookie to win the Masters since Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979. He credited his caddie, Joe Skovron, for the success he has had in his first major.

“I think what me and Joe have been doing, we’re both very disciplined. We’re not trying to force anything,” Åberg said, per the Augusta Chronicle. “We’re not trying to go for pins, and we’re not trying to make decisions that will cost us, I guess. We’re trying to take calculated risks all the time. I feel like we’ve been very disciplined toward our targets, and hopefully we’ll be able to do that again tomorrow.” 

Åberg was also asked if he would keep the same strategy on Sunday. “Yeah, obviously keep an eye on the leaderboard and see where we’re at. You can’t really play Augusta in a different way even though you have to,” he said. “I think you’re never trying to force anything. You’re always trying to put yourself in the right positions and try to make the putts. I think that’s what we’re going to try to do tomorrow even if we’re tied for the lead or two back or four back, I guess.” 

More on Ludvig Åberg’s career

The first PGA Tour win for Åberg came in November when he claimed first place at the RSM Classic. He competed at Texas Tech University and won the Ben Hogan Award as the best collegiate player in the United States in both 2023 and 2023.

“It was a no-brainer for me to come over because you can get an education and play a lot of great courses against really good competition,” Åberg told Texas Tech Now last year. “And for me, what stood out was the people: the coaches, the coaching staff and everyone is so involved and really cares.”