Abraham Ancer Won His First PGA Tour Title - How Did He Get It?

The PGA Tour was founded on December 2, 1929 and since then has brought together the most important golf tournaments on the professional calendar, with the exception of the four majors .

 Abraham Ancer.

In the playoff, the Mexican prevailed over his rivals and achieved a birdie (which means scoring one under par) while his rivals only reached par. Photo: IG-abrahamancer

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The origin of golf is still a mystery, it is believed that it was born in Scotland where the sport became so popular that it was banned because the warriors put aside their training for it. At that time 22 holes were played (11 on the way and 11 on the return) but over time it was reduced to 18 (9 on the way and 9 on the return).

During the 20th century, golf became world famous and important tournaments were implemented such as the PGA Tour, the most recent edition of which featured the Mexican golfer Abraham Ancer who won his 1st PGA Tour championship by winning the World Golf Championship FedEx St. Jude Invitational . This men's tournament is held annually and is part of the world golf series.

The 30-year-old golfer born in Tamaulipas (state of Mexico) "fought" a duel with the 29-year-old Japanese Hideki Matsuyama and the 25-year-old American Sam Burns with whom he tied with a card of 264 strokes (16 under-par). They finally needed an additional round to find the champion. In the playoff, the Mexican prevailed over his rivals and achieved a birdie (which means scoring one under-par) while his rivals only reached par.

With this victory, Ancer became the fourth Mexican to win on the PGA tour behind Víctor Regalado, César Sanudo and Carlos Ortiz . In addition, the golfer rose to 11th position in the world rankings of the PGA Tour led by Spanish Jon Rahm.

The Tamaulipas began his career as a golfer at Odessa College in Oklahoma, where he won the Texas Junior College and the National Junior College Athletic Association District 2 championship. Since he was a child, he became passionate about golf in part thanks to his father, who took him to the countryside of Reynosa (city in the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico), he also grew up watching professional golfers like Tiger Woods, his favorite player.

Abraham Ancer, champion of the WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational, will win an economic prize of USD $ 1,820,000, much of the USD $ 10.5 million budget that the tournament delivers .

His record highlights his triumph at the Nova Scotia Open (2015) and his victory at the Emirates Australian Open (2018) . A week before achieving his most notable achievement on the PGA tour, the Mexican golfer participated in the most recent edition of the Olympic Games. Tokyo 2020 where he finished in 14th position.

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Golf is a precision sport and is considered an elite game, since its practice requires approximately 14 golf clubs, various accessories, appropriate clothing and even an assistant called a caddy. In addition, you must have patience, a lot of concentration and strategy when playing it.