Traffic jam:   0

European Duo Hovland and Aberg Crush Saturday at Ryder Cup

30 September 2023
2 min.
European Duo Hovland and Aberg Crush Saturday at Ryder Cup

Historic Ryder Cup Upset

In a historic Ryder Cup showdown, PGA champion Brooks Koepka and world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler were outclassed and outplayed in their Saturday morning foursomes match. They faced Ludvig Aberg and Viktor Hovland, and the result was nothing short of historic a resounding 9 and 7 loss, marking the worst margin of defeat in the history of Ryder Cup's 18-hole matches.

This morning clash witnessed the Scandinavian team of Aberg and Hovland in dazzling form, setting the tone by winning the first four holes. They never relented, securing seven birdies against a struggling USA team that found themselves over par in six of the 11 holes played.

Viktor Hovland, after clinching his second match and tallying 2.5 points overall in three sessions, shared his insights: "We're meeting two strong guys, No. 1 in the world and a five-time major champ, so we tried to not give them anything, and we played really, really solid. Obviously we didn't meet a sharp Scottie and Brooks, but we played some really nice golf today."

This historic defeat surpasses previous Ryder Cup records. The margin of 9 and 7 loss eclipsed the 7 and 6 victories achieved by three U.S. duos in foursomes: Tom Kite/Hale Irwin over Ken Brown/Des Smyth in 1979, Mark O’Meara/Paul Azinger over Nick Faldo/David Gilford in 1991, and Keegan Bradley/Phil Mickelson over Luke Donald/Lee Westwood in 2012.

The resounding victory by Aberg and Hovland contributed significantly to the European team's lead, which now stands at 9½–2½. This substantial deficit poses a formidable challenge for the American side as they seek to mount a comeback.

With their morning success, the Scandinavian duo eagerly ventured back onto the course for the afternoon fourball matches. Aberg aimed to secure his third Ryder Cup point, while Hovland aspired to increase his total haul to 3½.

Reflecting on their partnership and remarkable morning performance, Hovland remarked, "It's nice to kind of speak our own language and we understand each other. Obviously same humor, same culture. He's a stud. He doesn't miss a shot, so it's easy when I'm playing well and he's playing well, and we are just feeding off of each other." The promise of their dynamic teamwork sets the stage for more thrilling moments in the world of golf.

Persons 16 in the news

English professional golfer
1 place
English professional golfer
2 place
American professional golfer
3 place
American professional golfer
4 place
English professional golfer
5 place
English retired professional golfer and television commentator
6 place
American professional golfer and TV golf analyst
7 place
American professional golfer
8 place
Irish professional golfer
9 place
Golf broadcaster
10 place
American professional golfer
11 place
American professional golfer
12 place
Norwegian professional golfer
13 place
Swedish professional golfer
14 place
American professional golfer
15 place
American professional golfer
16 place
Source foto:


Rating companies
14 Mention
14 Mention
Walt Disney Company
12 Mention
11 Mention
JP Morgan Chase
10 Mention
10 Mention
Ford Motor Company
10 Mention


News from GlobalNY.biz is the freshest and most relevant information about high-profile events in the region. The task of the resource's news feed is to convey to readers with maximum accuracy and objectivity information about important events in business, politics, economy, healthcare, culture and other spheres of life in New York.
GlobalNY.biz news is a coverage of economic processes taking place in New York, the latest news of public life, incidents and an overview of political events. New York news is information about the activities of small and medium-sized businesses, the work of housing and communal services and utilities, the implementation of significant projects.
The site's journalists describe not only the life of the region, but also talk about the current state of the US economy. Everything you need to know about innovations in the field of industry and agriculture, economy and power is collected in the "News" section at GlobalNY.biz.
New York news quickly informs the reader, shows the real picture and opens up hot topics. Communication with government structures and business enables us to provide our readers with reliable, information-rich material. The main page of the portal contains the key news of New York!
Alena Potapova

Development Director
Died this year
Born this year