Abraham Ancer, Mexican/American PGA Tour Professional at the WM Phoenix Open

TPC Scottsdale, again, hosts the Waste Management Phoenix Open PGA golf tournament. Minority Golf Magazine caught up with Abraham Ancer for a few minutes after his ProAm on Wednesday, February 9th.

MG: “Thank you for taking a few minutes to talk with me. Tell me what you like about TPC.”
ANCER: “I enjoy playing here. The course is always in excellent condition. It suits my golf game. (I believe that) I have an excellent chance of doing well this week.”
MG: “Do you prefer courses in Texas instead of the courses in the East or the West (parts of the country)?”
ANCER: “(I have) no preference. I enjoy challenging, exciting golf.”
MG: “Where were you born, and where did you grow up?’
ANCER: “I was born in Texas and grew up in Reynosa, Mexico. It seems like I’ve been playing golf all of my life.”
MG: Ancer was born in the U.S. but plays under the Mexican flag. He carries dual citizenship in Mexico, and the U.S. He was born in McAllen, Texas, but his family soon moved to Reynosa, Mexico. “All my life I grew up in Mexico until I was 15,” “All my family is from there. A lot of people ask me, ‘Hey, why do you play for Mexico?’ That’s all I knew. All my friends know I’m very Mexican.”
MG: “Where will you be going from here?”
ANCER: “I will play the Genesis, then take two weeks off. I will skip the Honda and the Arnold Palmer tournaments but then play in the Players Championship.”
MG: “I know you don’t have much time now, so can we continue (talking) at the Players where we can spend more time? (For the record) Minority Golf Magazine is committed to providing media coverage to/about players of color who are not normally covered by mainstream media.”
ANCER: “I understand. I look forward to it.”

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