LIV Golf has announced that world ranked No. 20 Abraham Ancer has officially signed and will compete in his first event at the LIV Golf Invitational Portland. The second event of the year begins June 30 2022, at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in Oregon.
Recognised as the top Mexican golfer in the world, Ancer has three pro victories and 36 career top-10 finishes, including 19 top-10 performances since 2019. In that span, he has finished each year among the world’s top 40 players, having been ranked as high as No. 11. Ancer competed in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and has also been selected to compete in numerous international team events.
LIV Golf CEO and Commissioner Greg Norman said: “Abraham Ancer has been a rising star who’s established himself as one of the world’s top golfers in a very short period of time. He is a consistent contender which continues to elevate our competition."
"Abraham’s global reach and star power in Mexico and Latin America makes him a great fit for LIV Golf, which is committed to growing the sport on a global scale, particularly in new and emerging markets. We are thrilled to have him onboard and look forward to having him in the field in Portland and beyond.”
Additional player announcements and the full Portland field will be released in the coming days.
The LIV Golf Invitational Series launched June 9 to a worldwide audience showcasing its new, innovative format with 12 teams, 48-players, shotgun starts and no cut.
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