Donald compares ‘special’ Åberg to McIlroy after Ryder Cup wildcard pick

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  • Captain includes rising star with Sepp Straka, Nicolai Højgaard
  • Tommy Fleetwood, Shane Lowry and Justin Rose also included

Luke Donald, Europe’s Ryder Cup captain, has compared the “special” talent of Ludvig Åberg to that of an emerging Rory McIlroy after selecting the 23-year-old Swede as a wildcard for the meeting with the US team in Rome.

Åberg’s name stands out among Donald’s half-dozen choices – Tommy Fleetwood, Shane Lowry, Sepp Straka, Nicolai Højgaard and Justin Rose complete the list – given he turned professional in June. The former world No 1 amateur won the European Masters in Switzerland on Sunday, which sealed his spot in the mind of Donald.

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Written by Ewan Murray
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