Ancer wins his first PGA title at the St.Jude Invitational

The Mexican managed to overcome Japanese Hideki Matsuyama and American Sam Burns in the tiebreaker to win the first PGA title of his career.


Mexican Abraham Ancer was proclaimed champion of the FedEx St. Jude Invitational tournament on the PGA Tour this Sunday, beating Japanese Hideki Matsuyama and American Sam Burns with a birdie in the tiebreaker, after the three added 264 strokes (-16 ) .

Although Ancer did not have the best record in the fourth round, he finished it with 68 strokes (-2) to 63 (-7) presented by Matsuyama and the 64 (-6) by Burns, he responded in the tiebreaker that was played in par 4th hole 18.

The three golfers completed the first hole 18 with par, but on the second Ancer was the best by achieving the birdie (3) that gave him the title, the first he achieved as a professional after surpassing the par of Matsuyama and Burns.

The great defeated was the American Harris English, who reached the fourth round as the leader with two strokes of advantage, which he held from the first day, but lost control with his strokes having the worst round with a record of 73 (+3 ) to accumulate 265 (-15), which cost him the title.

Neither his compatriot Bryson DeChambeau and Australian Cameron Smith, who shared second place going into the fourth round, could with the consistency of Ancer and the inspiration of Matsuyama and Burns.

Along with Ancer, the Chilean Joaquín Niemann left for the last round his best game with complete dominance in all strokes, both long and from the green with the putt, and achieved a record of 67 impacts (-3), which allowed him to accumulate 273 (-7) .

Niemann, who made six birdies and three bogeys, recovered 15 positions to finish seventeenth, a position he shared with five other players, including American Phil Mickelson.

The Spanish Sergio García went from having the best performance in the third round to the worst of the tournament in the farewell and finished with a record of 72 (+2) and a total of 275 (-5) that cost him to drop nine places and finish twenty-sixth.

While the Mexican Carlos Ortiz continued without recovering his best game, the one he had in the initial round, and completed the last with a record of 72 (+2) and a total of 278 (-3) to lose four positions and go down to the 36.

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