Mexican golfer Abraham Ancer has finished in the top 20 in the Championship of the Association of Golf Professionals (PGA) of the United States, the second major of the year that has been played this week in Bethpage Black, near the City of New York.
"I improved my position every day, it was very easy to give up in this kind of conditions and field, but I stayed in the fight, I'm leaving with good feelings to be my second major," Ancer told EFE news agency.
In his first PGA Championship, the Tamaulipas golfer born in the United States has passed his first court in a major and finished with an accumulated +3, 15 shots from the provisional leader, the American Brooks Koepka.
With his performance this week he is likely to have won the pass to his third major, the US Open in June, getting into the top 60 in the world ranking.
"Although the conditions were very complicated, I felt very comfortable and played the first 12 holes very well, the bogeys came to miss the fairways literally by a yard," Ancer said of his last round at Bethpage. I feel like I've been playing better every time, now I have chances to play the next two majors and I hope to play all the World Championships," said the local star of the World Golf Championship held every year in Mexico City.
Abraham Ancer is a clear example of the level that professional Mexican golf is charging, with participation in all the majors, after the classification of Álvaro Ortiz for the Masters of Augusta, and the presence of four Mexican golfers in the PGA Tour.
"Mexican golf is in a very good place, we always want to improve, but we are going step by step, I have no doubt that in a few years we will be more than six on the PGA Tour," said Ancer. "I know there are many Mexican players who have the level to be here and I hope that what I am doing will motivate them in some way to get here," Reynosa added.