Ancer out to make history at Tournament of Champions

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2021 Sentry Tournament of Champions


Plantation Course
Kapalua, Hawaii
6-10 January 2021  

Abraham Ancer will be eager to make history at the 2021 Sentry Tournament of Champions at the Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii.

No Mexican golfer has won this competition in its history and Ancer will be looking to change that. 

Ancer, who was born in the United States, but grew up in Reynoso, Mexico, earned three top-5 finishes and eight top-25s in 20 events over the course of 2020.

Of his three top-fives, two were runner-up finishes at The American Express and RBC Heritage respectively. 

The 29-year-old, who is still in search of his maiden PGA Tour victory, made his third consecutive appearance in the FedExCup Playoffs last year. Ancer advanced to the Tour Championship for the second consecutive season after finishing tied for 18th with Lanto Griffin in the final FedExCup standings.

His strong play in 2019 qualified him for the 2019 Presidents Cup International team which was held at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in December 2019.

The US team defeated the Internationals 16-14 and Ancer went 3-1-1 with his lone loss coming in the singles.

It was a 3 and 2 loss against US playing-captain Tiger Woods and prior to the tournament, Ancer had told the media that he wanted to play the American icon in singles.

Tiger Woods in action
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Ancer finished runner-up at the 2020 RBC Heritage after shooting −21, earning him $773,900.

The 2021 Tournament of Champions will mark Ancer's first trip to Maui and The Plantation Course at Kapalua.

Ancer, who was introduced to golf by his father at the tender age of three at Club Campestre de Reynoso, recently spoke about his love for the sport.

“I was out there practising every single day. I never really had to be told, hey, you need to go practice," Ancer said.

"I was always wanting to be out there and I just love, I love this sport. I love getting better and I feel like there’s so much to get better at still. It’s a never-ending journey.”

Last five Tournament of Champions winners: 

2016 - Jordan Spieth - USA
2017 - Justin Thomas - USA
2018 - Dustin Johnson - USA
2019 - Xander Schauffele - USA
2020 - Justin Thomas - USA

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Published: 01/06/2021