Who's who: Abraham Ancer

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Who's who: Abraham Ancer

  • Name:

    Abraham Ancer
  • Country:

    Mexico
  • Born:

    Feb 27, 1991 in McAllen, Texas.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2013

Roll of Honour

Presidents Cup player (2019). Australian Open winner (2018). WGC and PGA Tour winner.

Did you know?

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.

Top tournaments won by Abraham Ancer

2021
WGC
264 (-16)
$1,820,000
FedEx/St Jude

Category

WGC

Winner (holder)

Ancer, Abraham

Score

264 (-16)

Prize money

$1,820,000

Title sponsor

FedEx/St Jude

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].

2018
Aus/NZ
272 (-16)
A$225,000
Emirates

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Ancer, Abraham

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

A$225,000

Title sponsor

Emirates

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].

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