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Carlos Ortiz is set to join countryman Abraham Ancer and join LIV Golf according to reports.
It would mean that the Saudi-backed Series would feature Mexico's two best male golfers as LIV look to continue its growth in Latin America. “Abraham’s global reach and star power in Mexico and Latin America makes him a great fit for LIV Golf, which is committed to growing the sport on a global scale, particularly in new and emerging markets," Greg Norman said after announcing the signing of Ancer.
Ortiz is set to join Ancer according to reports and confirmed by Sports Illustrated's Bob Harig. The Mexican currently ranks 119th in the world and won his maiden PGA Tour title at the 2020 Houston Open.
The second event will feature a much stronger field than the Centurion Club opener, with the likes of Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka, Patrick Reed, Abraham Ancer and Pat Perez added.
The losses of Abraham Ancer and Carlos Ortiz will be big blows to the PGA Tour, which will likely be hosting its second Mexican Open next year and would do so without the country's two best players. The pair will also now be ineligible for the Presidents Cup, which is run by the Tour.
Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.
Elliott is currently playing:
Driver: Honma TR20
3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max
2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi
Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW
Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58
Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
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