Born:Feb 27, 1991 in McAllen, Texas.
Presidents Cup player (2019). Australian Open winner (2018). WGC and PGA Tour winner.
Born in McAllen, Texas, Ancer was raised in Reynosa, Mexico; he has dual American and Mexican citizenship. The two small cities of McAllen and Reynosa lie either side of the USA-Mexico border, separated by the Rio Grande River, and connected by three road bridges.
Played as the PIF Saudi International powered by SoftBank Investment Advisers (Feb 2-5; Asian Tour 2023 season-opener). Second-placed Cameron Young (USA) finished 2 shots behind LIV golfer and wire-to-wire winner Abraham Ancer (Mex/USA), who recorded his first Asian Tour win. [Royal Greens G&CC, King Abdullah EC, Saudi Arabia].
Played as the WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational (Aug 5-8). 30-year-old Abraham Ancer (Mex) beat Sam Burns (USA) and Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn) with a birdie at the second playoff hole (par-4 18th), to record his first PGA Tour win in his 121st start on the Tour. Ancer became the first Mexican golfer to win a WGC event. [TPC Southwind, Memphis, TN].
Played as the Emirates Australian Open (Nov 15-18; Aus Tr event). Second-placed Dimitrios Papadatos (Aus) finished 5 shots behind Ancer (Mex), who recorded his second professional win, and first on a major international tour. [The Lakes GC, Sydney, Aus].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.
Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
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