Player Profile: Abraham Ancer

Top 30 Players to Watch in 2020: Abraham Ancer
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Abaraham Ancer is one of the rising stars on the PGA Tour. The road to the PGA Tour was far from certain, and the Mexican golfer endured his share of ups and downs to become a consistent professional at the highest level. Many were tipping Ancer to claim his first PGA Tour win this year before the coronavirus pandemic put the season on hold, and once the season resumes it may be only a matter of time before he takes a trip to the winner’s circle. 

 

Early Life

Ancer was born in 1991 in McAllen, Texas, though he moved with his family to Reynosa, Mexico shortly after his birth. While technically a dual citizen, Ancer considers himself Mexican, citing his childhood in Mexico and his family there. Ancer learned golf from an early age, and decided to play golf at Odessa College in Texas. As a freshman, he tied for second in the Junior College National Golf Championship. His performance turned the eye of several Division I scouts, and Ancer soon accepted an offer to transfer to the University of Oklahoma. Ancer became an outstanding collegiate golfer, finishing his career as a Sooner with the program’s second lowest all-time scoring average.

 

Professional Career

Ancer turned professional in 2013, and qualified for the Korn Ferry Tour, then known as the Web.com Tour, in December 2014. Ancer had a good rookie season on the development tour, winning the Nova Scotia Open in July and recording multiple top-10 finishes. The season saw Ancer finish 11th on the final money list to earn his PGA Tour card for the 2016 season. However, while he did record one top-20 performance, Ancer's rookie year was largely frustrating as he struggled to adapt to the high level of the PGA Tour. In the end, Ancer was forced to go back down to the Korn Ferry Tour in 2017.

2019 Presidents Cup: Abraham Ancer gets wish to play Tiger Woods ...
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A hungry Ancer came into 2017 ready to prove a point. He had 3 runners up finishes and numerous top-10s to end the season 3rd on the money list and again holding a precious PGA Tour card. This time, Ancer proved he belonged. During the 2018 PGA Tour, Ancer recorded 5 top-10 finishes and earned a spot at his first major, the 2018 Open Championship. He finished the season $1.7 million dollars richer and 60th on the FedEx Cup points list. Ancer built on this for the 2018-2019 season that featured a pair of top-5 finishes in the regular season and a runners up performance at the 2019 Northern Trust that allowed him to play in the Tour Championship. He also competed in the 2019 Presidents Cup, going 3-1-1, losing only to Tiger Woods in singles play. 

 

Abraham Ancer’s Clubs

Driver 

Epic Flash Sub Zero Drivers - View 2
Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero

Fairways

M4 Fairway
TaylorMade M4(15°)

M2 Driver
TaylorMade M2

Utility Iron

TaylorMade Tour Preferred UDI Ultimate Driving Iron - Discount ...
TaylorMade Tour Preferred UDI (23°)

Irons

Miura Giken MB-5005 Stock Iron Golf Clubs
Miura MB 5005 (4-PW)

Wedges

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Artisan (51.5°, 56°, 60°)

Putter

Odyssey White Hot RX #5 Putter product image
Odyssey Stroke Lab White Hot 5

Ball

Player Benefits
Titleist Pro V1

 


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