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Everything You Need to Know About Abraham Ancer

By: | Mon 06 Feb 2023

Abraham Ancer held off the challenge of Cameron Young to win the Saudi International by two strokes and claim a wire-to-wire victory after dropping just two shots all week.

Ancer was two shots clear of Young after the third round but the pair were all square at 19 under seven holes into round four when Young carded his fourth birdie of the day.

However, Young bogeyed the eighth and further blemishes at 13 and 15 - the American recorded a double-bogey on the latter hole - meant his birdies at 16 and 18 came in vain.

Ancer's sole bogey came on the ninth and he parred his final nine to claim his fifth career victory and first on the Asian Tour.

The Mexican's two-under 68 left him 19 under for the tournament, with Young, who matched Ancer's final round, ending on 17 under.

Australia's Lucas Herbert finished third for the second week in a row having also done so behind Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed at the Dubai Desert Classic.

Player Profile

Ancer was born in McAllen, Texas, on February 27, 1991, and holds dual American and Mexican citizenship. He played college golf at Odesa and the University of Oklahoma, from which he graduated in 2013 with a degree in General Studies.

Ancer turned professional in 2013. In December 2014, he tied for 35th place at the Web.com Tour Qualifying School final stage. He played on the Web.com Tour in 2015, where he finished runner-up at the Brasil Champions before winning the Nova Scotia Open. 

He finished 11th in the regular season money list, which earned him a PGA Tour card for the 2016 season but failed to keep his card and returned to the Web.com Tour. 

During 2017 he enjoyed five top-five finishes, including three runner-up finishes, which got him back to the PGA Tour for 2018. He finished 60th in the FedEx Cup and also enjoyed a good year in 2019, qualifying for the International Team at the Presidents Cup. He finished second at the RBC Heritage in 2020 and second at the Wells Fargo Championship in 2021. He finally won his first PGA Tour title in 2021 at the WGS-FedEx St Jude Invitational. He defected to LIV Golf in June 2022 after the US Open.

Professional Victories

2023 PIF Saudi International (Asian Tour)

2021 WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational (PGA Tour)

2018 Australian Open (PGA Tour of Australasia)

2015 Nova Scotia Open (Web.com Tour)

Best Major Championship Finishes

T8th - 2021 PGA Championship

T9th - 2022 PGA Championship

T11th - 2022 Open Championship

T13th - 2020 Masters Tournament

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