9 Things You Didn't Know About Abraham Ancer

Get to know the Mexican professional golfer Abraham Ancer a little better with these 9 facts.

9 Things You Didn't Know About Abraham Ancer
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9 Things You Didn't Know About Abraham Ancer

Thanks to remarkable consistency, Abraham Ancer has become a regular fixture of the world's top-50 golfers and after several narrow finishes he finally got into the PGA Tour winner's circle in 2021 at the 2021 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. Despite this not many people know all that much about him, which is why we have put together these 9 things you didn't know about him.

9 Things You Didn't Know About Abraham Ancer

1. Ancer was born in South Texas, but grew up in Reynosa, Mexico. As a result, he has dual citizenship.

2. He learned how to play golf at Club Campestre de Reynosa.

3. His infatuation with the game came from his father, who sadly died in 2014 before his career truly took off.

4. He went to the University of Oklahoma and had the second best career scoring average in school history, behind Anthony Kim.

5. He worked his way to the PGA Tour and became the first Mexican to play in the Presidents Cup in 2019. He was the International teams joint top point scorer with 3.5 points from five matches. His only loss came against Tiger Woods in the singles. 

abraham ancer and tiger woods shaking hands

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6. Away from the course, Ancer co-founded Flecha Azul, a company that produces ultra-premium tequila. Ancer formed the company with Aron Marquez and the manufacturing process actually takes place in Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico. You can now find the brand all over the world.

7. In the past he has said that if he wasn't a golfer he would pursue race-car driving. He also said that he would most like to change places with Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel for a day because "to drive an F1 car is way too much fun."

8. He is also a fan of hunting, going to the shooting range and soccer.

9. He enjoys collecting putters too.

Sam Tremlett
E-commerce Editor

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for.

Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website, whilst he is also responsible for all content related to golf apparel. 

He also oversees all Tour player content as well so if you need to know what clubs Tiger or Rory has in play, Sam is the person to ask. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 

Sam's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Titleist TS3 (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Callaway Paradym (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Infinity NEXT%/Cuater The Ringer