Abraham Ancer is still in the fight for the Augusta Masters title, placing second after three rounds
Abraham Ancer finished his third round in the Masters with a 69-impact card, -12 under par after 54 holes and this Sunday he will start in the group of leaders in search of the famous ‘Green Jacket’ on his debut in Augusta National.
The ‘Turk’ is tied for second with Cameron Smith and Sungjae In and all are four strokes behind the leader, Dustin Johnson, who came out solid this Saturday to hit a 65 and finish with -16 after three days of activity.
On the other hand, with the advantage of -16, Johnson will start this Sunday with the second largest advantage in the Masters after 54 holes. Jordan Spieth was the other golfer to go -16 when he won in Augusta National in 2015. Tiger Woods went to the last round with -15 and won, as did Raymond Floyd who had -15 in 1976 and also took the famous jacket.
Also, ‘DJ’ will have an advantage that Ancer, Smith and In no, and it is that the number one in the world in the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) has 23 victories in the PGA Tour, while those who chase him barely add three victories in the Tour combined.
In the case of Ancer, the Tamaulipas will seek his first victory in the PGA Tour and it may arrive in its debut in the Masters. If he does, he will be the first Mexican to win in the mythical Augusta National and if he stays at the top it will be the best result for a Mexican in the history of the tournament.
In this way he will surpass what was done by Antonio Cerdá who finished in 24th place in 1961. Cerdá played with the Mexican flag despite being born in Argentina.
Meanwhile, several names stayed on the shore such as Jon Rahm, Jordan Spieth, Zach Johnson, Tony Finau, Bryson DeChambeau and Rickie Fowler.
Follow the broadcast this Sunday from 12:00 PM on ESPN.