Meet Mexican Pro-Golfer & Rising Star Abraham Ancer
Abraham Ancer has been making noise on the PGA Tour, leading in the final round at the Quicken Loans National and again at the Dell Technologies Championship. So who is the budding Mexican golf star?
Ancer was born in the U.S. but plays under the Mexican flag. He carries dual citizenship in Mexico and the U.S. He was born in McAllen, Texas, but his family soon moved to Reynosa, Mexico.
“All my life I grew up in Mexico, until I was 15,” he said. “And all my family is from there. A lot of people ask me, ‘Hey, why do you play for Mexico?’ That’s all I knew. All my friends know I’m very Mexican.”
“I’ve always dreamt about winning a PGA Tour event,” he told the Boston Globe. “[I’ve been] playing this sport since I can really remember, since I [was] three or four years old. It will obviously mean the world to me and for Mexico, too, because Mexico hasn’t had a player win since, I don’t know, 40 years ago or something. It would be very special.”