Abraham Anser leaves the PGA Tour for LIV Golf

Mexican Abraham Ancer is said to be the latest player to head to LIV Golf.

Ancer, who entered the week No. 20 in the official world golf rankings, will be the second-best player in the rankings after only Dustin Johnson to join the junior league which is part of LIV Golf Investments, an investment company under majority ownership of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.

The 31-year-old Ancer turned pro in 2013 and has been rumored to be considering a move from the PGA Tour, where he won the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational last year. In February, he participated in the Saudi International Championship as part of the Asian Tour. Multiple sources, including ESPN Deportes, have confirmed reports that Ancer was ready to make the leap to LIV, which was offering guaranteed and lucrative money to play in its 54-hole events with rifle debuts.

Unser played for the international team at the 2019 Presidents Cup in Melbourne, Australia, racking up a record 3-1-1, including his only defeat in a singles match against Tiger Woods. Unser was in line to represent the internationals later this year at the biennial match, which is scheduled to take place at Quail Hollow in Charlotte.

PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan suspended Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson among the 17 players who participated in the first LIV Golf event near London and said others who broke tour regulations would suffer a similar fate.

Ancer withdrew from this week’s US Open due to illness and not on the field in next week’s PGA Tour Traveller’s Championship.

The next LV Golf event is scheduled to take place in Portland in two weeks’ time. Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Reed, and Pat Perez have been announced as the newest signers.

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