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Abraham Ancer

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Abraham Ancer

Born: 27 February 1991

Birthplace: McAllen, Texas, USA

College: University of Oklahoma

Resides: San Antonio, Texas, USA

Major Wins: 0

Euro or PGA Tour Wins : 1

Other wins: 2

Grass Preference: Unknown

Significant Life Events: Yes

GBC Wind Performance Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

GBC Pressure Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐


Abraham is a continually improving player who has moved up the world rankings each year since 2016. He won for the first time on the PGA Tour at the 2021 WGC FedEx St Jude Invitational.

Perhaps best known for calling out Tiger Woods at the 2019 Presidents Cup, telling the world that was the match he wanted. Although the comments were taken out of context (Ancer merely said he wanted to play Tiger, not in a confrontational way) the story lingered unfortunately for Abraham.

Ancer is also the co-founder of a tequila company but he hasn't sent us a bottle yet so we can't comment on that!

Significant info 

Abraham turned 30 in February 2021 and won his first PGA Tour title in August 2021.

Abraham has stated that he likes the course at the Mayakoba Classic "a lot" and rightly so given that he has posted finishes of 9th, 21st, 12th and 7th between 2017 and 2021.

Pressure Performance Analysis

Abraham is one to back if a few shots off the pace going into the final round, he is an excellent chaser.  His record when leading is mixed however.  His Golf Betting Club Pressure Performance Rating is set at ⭐⭐⭐⭐ given his recent win.

May 2022 
❌ Trailed Mito Pereira by 5 shots at the PGA Championship. Shot 73 to finish 4 shots back of the playoff, didn't perform to his ability that day. 

August 2021
Four shots back going into the final round of the WGC FedEx St Jude Invitational, Abraham shot a final round 68 to get into a playoff.  He would win with a birdie at the second extra hole.

May 2021
Five shots back (7th) going into the final round at the Wells Fargo Championship, Abraham shot a final round 66 to finish 2nd.

May 2021
❌ Four shots back (4th) going into the final round at the Valspar Championship, Abraham shot a final round 69 to finish 5th.

June 2020
Began the final round in four-way tie for the lead at the RBC Heritage. Shot 65 to lose out to finish 2nd behind Webb Simpson by 1 shot after Webb birdied 5 of his last 7 holes. Hit every green in regulation, it was really an excellent performance.

August 2019 
Playing in the final pairing with Patrick Reed at The Northern Trust, shot a final-round 69 to finish runner-up by one stroke. The second-place result marked the first top-two finish of his PGA TOUR career.

November 2018 
Abraham closed out the Australian Open. Leading by 5 going into the final round he shot a 69 to win by 5.

September 2018 
❌ At the Dell Technologies Championship in 2018 he held a one shot lead going into the final round before shooting a final round 2 over par to drop into 7th.

July 2018 
❌ He also co-led after 3 rounds at the 2018 Quicken Loans National before closing with a 72, the only player in the top 16 to shoot worse than 71 that day.

July 2015 
His first win at the Nova Scotia Open in 2015 came when holding the joint lead.


Likes a birdie fest 
Abe has finished 2nd four times on the PGA Tour to date and three of those times have been low scoring. The winning scores for those events have been -24, -21 and -15. Surprisingly for a guy who struggles with the putter, he can make his share of birdies.

Solid 72-match bet player
Ancer has only missed 6 cuts in 49 starts between 2020-21.

Wind Expert
"I mean, I like playing in the wind. I feel really comfortable bringing the trajectory down, and I'm not scared to play in 30-, 40-mile-an-hour winds. As long as everybody is playing the same stuff, I'm up for it. I like the challenge and I like hitting shots. The short game is definitely key when the conditions are tough."

Events to back Ancer

American Express 
Abe has finished top 5 here last two years after poor finishes the previous week. Don't let form put you off.

The Masters
13th and 26th in his last two starts, Ancer will be a solid match bet/each way bet in future at Augusta.

Top 12's in his last three starts back in Mexico and loves the course.

Playoff Record


Significant Quotes

2021 Hero World Challenge
"I feel like I've been able to improve on my game every single year, but also mentally just feeling more comfortable and feeling like I can compete in big-time events and majors. I just feel like I belong and that's a big part of playing good in big-time events."

2020 RBC Heritage

"I prefer tough golf courses for some reason."

2020 WGC Mexico
"The Presidents Cup have helped me so much feeling now when I step on the first tee -- I still feel nervous but I know how to control it in a way."

2019 Northern Trust
"I think what I learned the most was exactly a year ago in the Playoffs, I was tied for the lead I think at the Dell Championship in Boston. I didn't play bad. I just didn't make the key putts that I needed to make in certain parts of the round. But yeah, just the way I felt there, I think that situation is going to help me a ton and that showed in Australia. I was really calm on Sunday. Granted, I had a five-shot lead going into the round, but still, you have to defend it. The conditions were really tough. I think those two situations were definitely going to help for tomorrow."

2019 WGC HSBC Champions
"But yeah, it gives me confidence going into Mayakoba, my next event a golf course that I like a lot, and playing in front of my people, as well."

"Obviously Japan is the first time they do it, which I loved it. I'm sure I'm going to be back next year. I really enjoyed my time over here. I really like the golf course, especially Japan and here. I'm a big fan of the golf courses."