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Abraham Ancer

Abraham Ancer: Player Profile

 

Who is Abraham Ancer?

Abraham Ancer is one of the leading Mexicans in the game of golf, with wins on all the major tours and a Pan American Games Gold to his name.

Born in Texas and growing up in Mexico, Ancer has dual citizenship between the two countries, but plays under the Mexican flag. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma in 2013, he spent a couple of years on the Web.com (now Korn Ferry Tour) before jumping up to the PGA Tour. That came after his first professional win, at the 2015 Nova Scotia Open.

Ancer is one of just ten players to have secured on the three top-tier golf tours in the men’s game. The first of those came at the WGC-Fedex St Jude Invitational on the PGA Tour. That was followed by the PIF Saudi International on the DP World Tour in 2023, before winning LIV Golf Hong Kong a year later to complete the set. 

On the international stage, Ancer has represented his country at both the Olympic Games and the Pan American Games. He tasted success at the latter, winning the Individual Gold Medal at the 2023 event. He also made history by becoming the first Mexican to play in the Presidents Cup, making his debut in 2019. 

Abraham Ancer | An Overview

Personal Information

Name: Abraham Ancer
Born: February 27, 1991
Nationality: Mexico
Residence: San Antonio, Texas, United States

Career

College: Odessa College / University of Oklahoma
Turned Pro: 2013
Professional Wins: 6
Highest World Ranking: 11 – August 8, 2021

Best Results In Majors

Best Finishes:
– Masters Tournament – T13 (2020)
– PGA Championship – T8 (2021)
– US Open – T49 (2019)
Open Championship – T11 (2022)

Professional Wins – 6

2015 (1) – Nova Scotia Open
2018 (1) – Emirates Australian Open
2021 (1) – WGC-Fedex St Jude Invitational
2023 (2) – PIF Saudi International, Pan American Games
2024 (1) – LIV Golf Hong Kong

Achievements and Awards

Pan American Games Individual Gold Medal – 2023

Abraham Ancer | What’s In His Bag?

The Mexican has one of the more eclectic bags that you will see on tour, with no fewer than eight brands in play at any one time. Artisan, Callaway, Cobra, Miura, PING, TaylorMade and Vokey Design all feature, with Ancer playing the Titleist Pro V1x

You can read our full article on what is in Abraham Ancer’s bag here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Abraham Ancer

When and where was Abraham Ancer born?

Abraham Ancer was born in Texas in the United States in February 1991, but then grew up in Mexico, before returning to the States for high school and the rest of his academic career.

When did Abraham Ancer turn professional?

Abraham Ancer turned professional in 2013 after graduating from the University of Oklahoma. He went on to play on the Web.com Tour for the first couple of seasons of his professional career, before making the jump to the PGA Tour for the 2016 season. 

How many professional titles has Abraham Ancer won?

As of March 2024, Abraham Ancer has won six times. He has won on five different tours, along with a Gold Medal at the Pan American Games. Wins have also come on the DP World Tour, PGA Tour and LIV Golf League, making him one of ten men to have achieved that feat. 

Who is Abraham Ancer dating?

Abraham Ancer is in a relationship with Nicole Curtwright, with the pair having been together since 2019. 

Did you Know?

Dual Citizenship

Ancer has dual citizenship between the United States and Mexico. This is thanks to being born in Texas, but then spending his formative years south of the border in Mexico, the flag he plays under professionally. 

DP, PGA, LIV Triple

The Mexican is part of a unique club, as one of just ten drivers to have won on the DP World Tour, PGA Tour and LIV Golf League. He completed that treble with a win at the LIV Golf Hong Kong in March 2024. 

Representing Mexico

Ancer, along with compatriot Carlos Ortiz, represented Mexico at the postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Ancer finished in a tie for 14th, six shots behind winner Xander Schauffele.

The Mexican also represented his country at the Pan American Games in 2023, where he was victorious and took home the Gold Medal in the individual event. 

Presidents Cup History

In 2019, Ancer made his debut in the Presidents Cup. In doing so, he became the first Mexican to ever play in the competition, and he excelled on debut, with 3.5 points from his five matches. 

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Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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