The Mexican golfer climbed positions in the world rankings after his first victory on the PGA Tour, displacing Jordan Spieth
The Mexican golfer Abraham Ancer, with his triumph in the World Golf Championship FedEx St. Jude Invitational Sunday, rose to 11th place in the PGA Tour World Ranking, which is still led by the Spanish Jon Rahm.
Ancer the previous week was placed in box N ° 23 of this ranking, but having achieved its first championship of the PGA Tour ousted American Jordan Spieth, who now ranks 12th, from 11th place.
The American Harris English, who led until the fourth round of the tournament in Memphis, Tennessee, and finished in fourth place, advanced from No. 14 to No. 10.
“I told [a mi caddie]: ‘Harris He is taking the win, I have to do some birdies, I must maneuver ‘”, declared Ancer.
The 30-year-old Mexican didn’t get hooked on birdiesbut remained constant, free from bogeys and won his first title – in his 121st start – defeating the Masters champion, the Japanese Hideki Matsuyama and the American Sam burns with a putt 6 foot on the second playoff hole.
“It was a dream come true in the PGA Tour“, He said Ancer.
Ancer won the World Golf Championships tournament after Burns failed his putt at 5 and a half feet, on the same line as Ancer. The ball of Burns touched the edge of the hole.
“This is surreal,” he said. Ancer, a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, who was born in McAllen, Texas. “I don’t think I got any good shots in the last nine holes, but you never know.“.
Ancer became the fourth Mexican to win in the PGA Tour, after Victor Regalado, Cesar Sanudo Y Carlos Ortiz, and the seventh player to win a competition and his first of the WGC.
This is how the first eleven places in the world rankings were left for week 32:
Information from AP and EFE was used in the writing of this note.