Abraham Ancer, Carlos Ortiz and Gaby López are the most important Mexican golfers, but there are new generations of athletes who push to excel
The participation of Abraham Ancer at the Masters it was historic. The Mexican signed the best result of a national golfer at the legendary Augusta National after finishing 13th with a -8 under par card after 72 holes.
His role in one of the most important Majors claimed the golf that the ‘Turk’ has had for a couple of years, which has led him to play the best events in the world with him. PGA Tour.
Ancer’s participation coincides with a short period where national golf stood out, with the title of Carlos Ortiz last weekend in his first championship within the professional circuit, we present to you the Mexican golfers that you must follow in the different tours of the world .
The ‘Turco’ is the best Mexican golfer today and, although he has not won an event within the PGA TourHe has had results to frame and has played the best tournaments on the circuit.
The Tamaulipas joined the PGA Tour in 2016, after passing through the Korn Ferry Tour. So far, he has an international victory, the same one he achieved in the Emirates Australian Open in 2018, qualifying that gave him his pass to the legendary Open Championship that same year.
Ancer finished in 18th place in the Tour Championship last season and thus signed his best appearance in the FedEx Cup Playoffs.
The tapatío is part of the PGA Tour Like Ancer and the weekend of November 5 to 8 of this year ended 42 years since the last time a Mexican won a professional golf tournament, and it is that his triumph at the Vivint Houston Open not only broke that drought but instead secured him a spot in the 2021 Masters.
Ortiz is in 65th place in the Official World Golf Ranking and has come close to winning in other tournaments, such as last year at the Mayakoba Golf Classic, a tournament in which he finished second.
Born in Puebla, he has Norwegian nationality as well and the PGA Tour it has it registered with said flag. He barely jumped on the circuit in the 2020 season and already had two top-10s. First at the Safeway Open where he finished seventh and then the Sanderson Farms Championship where he finished sixth.
The Mexican is the best professional golfer on the women’s side. Play in the LPGA which is the best women’s tour in the world and already has two victories on the circuit. The first was the Blue Bay LPGA in 2018 and earlier this year it won the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions.
Gaby, a native of Mexico City, was inspired by Lorena Ochoa to be a golfer and currently lives a lot with tapatia thanks to IGPM (Promoting Professional Golf in Mexico) that helps Mexican golfers fulfill their dreams within world tours.
After a brilliant college career, Fassi jumped to professionalism in mid-2019 and has been in the league for a year and a half. LPGA. Although so far she has not won a tournament on the professional circuit, she is one of the players with the greatest future prospects.
At the age of 22, her first win was at the Cooper Communities NWA Classic, a contest that is part of the Womens All Pro Tour. This circuit is an option for golfers who do not have a golf card. LPGA. Fassi played there this year due to the hiatus the Tour took with the Covid-19 pandemic.
At 58 years old, the one from Mexicali is part of the PGA Tour Champions, circuit that gives place to the most veteran and who were part of the PGA Tour and seek to continue competing Toledo has played in this circuit since 2012 and has four victories.
In 2013 he won the Insperity Championship and the Montreal Championship. In 2015 he triumphed at the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach and the most recent was in 2016 that he won the Allianz Championship.
These five golfers are the greatest exponents in the best tours in the world; however, there are Mexicans worth following who are on inferior tours and seek their cards from the golf elite.
Korn Ferry Tour
In search of your card at PGA Tourare the Mexicans Roberto Diaz, Armando Favela, JD Fernandez, Oscar Fraustro, Jose de Jesus Rodriguez Y Oscar Serna.
It is the Canadian tour and there they participate the same JD Fernandez, Daniel kim Y Gerardo ruiz.
PGA Tour Latin America
They are the tournaments that are played exclusively in Latin territory. They are there Juan Carlos Benitez, Rodolfo Cazaubon, JD Fernandez, Texas Harper, Juan Pablo Y Jose Antonio Hernandez, Angel Morales-Hernandez, Alvaro Ortiz, Raul Pereda, Javier Quevedo, Pablo Rincon, Roberto Rodriguez, Christian romero, Alfredo Ruiz, Juan Salcedo, Aaron Terrazas, Luis Torres, Armando Villarreal Y Alexander Villasana.
On the female side, to access the LPGA There is also this tour that grants points for at the end of the season to obtain a place in the best women’s circuit. Here are reps like Ana Ruiz, Alejandra Llaneza, Ingrid Gutierrez, Maria Balcázar, Fernanda Lira, Nicole autrique, Paola Pavón and Regina Plascencia.
Ladies European Tour
Ana Menendez She is the only Mexican exponent that participates in the European women’s golf circuit.