Abraham Ancer became the fourth Mexican golfer to earn a title on the PGA Tour, the premier American men’s professional golf circuit and the largest in the world.
This Sunday, Ancer obtained a first place after beating American Sam Burns and Japanese Hideki Matsuyama on the second playoff hole. Despite being an extremely close competition in which the three athletes had to tie the tie on the second hole after having coincided at -16 with par, the Mexican had a precise movement that ended up giving him the championship.
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Ancer was the best in achieving the birdie which gave him the title and made him the fourth Mexican to do so. Before Abraham Ancer, César Sanudo was the first in the history of Mexico to obtain it in the Azalea Open Invitational in 1970. Later, Víctor Regalado won it at the Quad Cities Open in 1981 and the last was Carlos Ortíz, in 2020, at the Houston Open.
Abraham Ancer at the Games in Tokyo
Abraham Ancer and Carlos Ortiz concluded their participation in Tokyo in places 14 and 42 respectively. If you missed round four during the final competition of these Games, you can repeat it from Marca Claro or Claro video.
Although the Mexican golfer did not yet know that he would become a PGA Tour champion, he was already satisfied with his results.
In my case, things did not work out so well at the beginning, but in this last round it was not so bad for me, I tried to close as well as possible and I think I got a very good fourteenth place, he mentioned in an interview for Excelsior. All this has been incredible, the truth is that I already want it to be Paris 2024 and show that here it was only a taste and that in the following games we will go with everything for the medal, he concluded.
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