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    Euro Ryder Cup group chasing Ludvig Aberg at BMW PGA Championship

    Ludvig Åberg continues to amaze.

    After storming from behind to win the Omega European Masters, Åberg now holds a share of the 36-hole lead on the BMW PGA Championship—the flagship occasion of the DP World Tour.

    He sits at 10-under par, tied with fellow Swede Sebastian Söderberg.

    Åberg, who’s simply 23 years outdated, carded a 6-under 66 Friday whereas taking part in with fellow European Ryder Cuppers Rory McIlroy and Viktor Hovland.

    “Taking part in with these two guys has been a number of enjoyable and a brand new expertise for me,” Åberg stated after his spherical. “I’m attempting to take all the things I can and study from it as a result of they’ve carried out a lot so efficiently on this sport, and I’m attempting to select up some issues they’re doing as nicely.”

    Ludvig Åberg, Viktor Hovland, Rory McIlroy, BMW PGA Championship

    Ludvig Åberg, Viktor Hovland, and Rory McIlroy wait on the 14th tee through the second spherical of the 2023 BMW PGA Championship.

    Photograph by Andrew Redington/Getty Pictures

    Humorous sufficient, McIlroy and Hovland didn’t play in addition to Åberg.

    McIlroy struggled however relied on his clutch gene to make the minimize on the quantity. Hovland, in the meantime, sits at 5-under, as he shot a 2-under 70 on Friday.

    However loads of different members of Group Europe are taking part in nicely at Wentworth.

    Tommy Fleetwood matched Åberg with a 66 of his personal on Friday, because the Englishman sits only one stroke again at 9-under.

    “Yeah, performed very well,” Fleetwood stated afterward. “I simply stayed affected person. I knew I used to be hitting it nicely. I saved hitting the best photographs off the tee and simply giving myself appears to be like, and hopefully, by the legislation of averages, I hit some first rate putts, and a few will go in, and perhaps there’s nonetheless my justifiable share on the market over the weekend.”

    Tommy Fleetwood, Shane Lowry, BMW PGA Championship

    Tommy Fleetwood stands alongside 2023 Ryder Cup teammate Shane Lowry through the second spherical of the 2023 BMW PGA Championship.

    Photograph by Andrew Redington/Getty Pictures

    Fleetwood has been knocking on the door all season. He has 9 high 10s, together with a runner-up end on the RBC Canadian Open. The Southport, England native has performed spectacularly all 12 months, regardless that he has not entered the profitable circle.

    Maybe he’ll achieve this this weekend.

    Both approach, Fleetwood might be a thorn in Group USA’s facet in Rome.

    So, too, will Sepp Straka, who additionally carded a 6-under 66 Friday. Straka gained the John Deere Basic in July and can change into the primary Austrian to play within the Ryder Cup. He sits at 8-under par by 36 holes.

    One stroke behind him at 7-under is Tyrrell Hatton, whereas Jon Rahm and Matt Fitzpatrick are each 6-under.

    Which means seven members of the European Ryder Cup group are inside 5 photographs of the lead.

    And, after all, it’s the younger stud Åberg who leads the best way.

    Be careful, Group USA, the Europeans are rounding into kind, and so they have revenge on their minds.

    Jack Milko is a golf employees author for SB Nation’s Taking part in Via. You possibly can comply with him on Twitter @jack_milko for extra golf protection. Remember to take a look at @_PlayingThrough too.

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