Ludvig Aberg has hired a veteran caddie to take over his bag for his first full season on the PGA Tour in 2024.
Aberg, a 24-year-old Swede who turned pro in June after a decorated amateur and college career at Texas Tech, added Joe Skovron to his team, Golf Channel.com first reported.
Skovron, 42, had been on the bag for another rising young star, Tom Kim, 21, since last September, beginning at the Presidents Cup in Charlotte, where Kim was the breakout star of the team competition. Kim has won three times on the Tour — twice with Skovron in Las Vegas — and finished second at the British Open in July. Skovron confirmed the move to Golfweek but declined any further comment other than to say he’ll be in Maui with Aberg in January.
Aberg had teamed with Jack Clarke since turning pro and was by his side for his victories at the DP World Tour’s Omega European Masters in September and the PGA Tour’s RSM Classic in November. He also handled caddie duties at the Ryder Cup. Clarke worked his final event for Aberg last week at the Grant Thornton Invitational, where Aberg paired with Madalene Sagstrom, who happens to be Clarke’s fiancee. (He also showed up in Naples last week as a Titleist ambassador.)
Aberg, a finalist for the Tour’s Rookie of the Year, took the golf world by storm after finishing first in PGA Tour University, and quickly has become one of the most desirable bags. Skovron, who spent the previous 13 years caddying for Rickie Fowler, is giving up the bag of Kim, the 11th-ranked golfer in the Official World Golf Ranking for Aberg, who has soared to No. 32. Many think Aberg could break into the top 10 before too long and stake a claim to No. 1.
Skovron should be a great addition to help him do so. He knows all the courses, how to get a player prepared to play his best, won’t shrink under pressure and will provide a steady hand for a budding star.
Kim has yet to name a replacement for Skovron. His agent merely said via text that he will have a new caddie at The Sentry in Maui.