Abraham Ancer, the 20th largest Mexican golfer in the world, has announced that he will resign from the PGA Tour to participate in Saudi LIV Golf.
“After careful consideration, I decided to participate in LIV Golf. This was not a neglected decision,” Ancer said in a statement posted to his Twitter account.
“I am very fortunate and would like to thank the PGA Tour for giving me the opportunity in my career so far. I look forward to the future of my golf career.”RELATED
As part of that, LIV Golf was pleased to bring Mexicans to the circuit.
“Abraham Ancer is a rising star who has established himself as one of the best golfers in the world in a very short period of time,” said former golf legend Greg Norman, CEO of LIV Golf, in a statement.
Norman also emphasized that the arrival of Ansel would allow this Saudi Arabia tour to have a greater impact in Mexico and Latin America.
Ansel will debut on June 30th at LIV Golf Invitational Portland, which begins at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in Oregon, USA.
In the face of the official announcement that Ansel will leave the PGA Tour, rumors continue in the world of golf about possible names for participating in LIV Golf.
In this sense, Chain ESPN has guaranteed that four “major” and former world number one winners, American Brooks Koepka, will also leave the American circuit and sign the Saudi Tour this Tuesday. This has not been officially confirmed yet.
Offering significant financial incentives and prizes to players, LIV Golf is a Saudi-backed initiative aimed at organizing a circuit comparable to US-based tours in quality and fame.
After weeks of rumors and suspicions, the PGA Tour took a step in mid-May by denying permission for players to participate in the LIV Golf Invitational Series in London from June in the first round of the tournament. I have made progress. 9 to 11.
This left Spanish players such as Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and Louis Oosthuizen on their way to LIV Golf from the PGA Tour.
Instead, players like Spain’s Jon Rahm reaffirmed their commitment to the PGA Tour and openly criticized Saudi Arabia’s LIV Golf.
“Yes, the (LIV) prizes are great. Will $ 400 million change your lifestyle? No, it doesn’t change at all. Now I’m retired and live a very happy life without playing golf. I was able to play for the love of the game and compete with the best for money reasons. ” EFE
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