Abraham Ancer


About Abraham

Abraham Ancer is a notable, up-and-coming young player on the PGA TOUR. This rising star was born in South Texas and grew up in Reynosa, Mexico, where he lived until age 14. His parents are natives of Mexico, and he has dual citizenship in Mexico and the United States. He played golf at Odessa College and the University of Oklahoma, where he graduated in 2013. During his year at Odessa, Ancer was a first-team All-American and tied for second in the Junior College National Golf Championship. He was also a recipient of the Jack Nicklaus Player of the Year award. He saw the most success during his first year at the University of Oklahoma, winning twice while having the sixth-lowest scoring average in their history of 72.03. He ended up second in all-time scoring average. Abraham turned professional in 2013 and has been on the PGA TOUR since 2018. He was a member of the 2019 President’s Cup and is best known for his breakout performance where he went undefeated only to fall to Tiger Woods in match play, and having several top-25 finishes in the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons.

Career highlights

  • 2021 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational winner

  • Finished second at the 2021 Wells Fargo Championship, 2020 American Express and the 2020 RBC Heritage 

  • Member of the 2019 President's Cup International team

  • Represented Mexico in 2018 World Cup

  • 10 top-25 finishes on the PGA TOUR in 2018-19 season

  • Nine top-25 finishes on the PGA TOUR in the 2019-20 season

  • 2010 Jack Nicklaus Award winner as the Junior College National Player of the Year at Odessa College in Texas

Personal stats

Birthdate: Feb. 27, 1991

Birthplace: McAllen, Texas

Residence: San Antonio, Texas

Education: Odessa College, University of Oklahoma

Special interests: Collects putters, enjoys hunting and soccer, part owner of Flecha Azul Tequila

Turned professional: 2013

Official website: PGA TOUR profile

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