Brooklyn, Mass – according to ESPN DeportesAbraham Ancer will be the last golfer to move from the PGA Tour to join LIV Golf.
The news is not necessarily a surprise. Ansir has long been associated with the Saudi-backed circuit and earlier this year played for the Saudi International. Ranked 20th in the official world golf rankings, the 31-year-old from Mexico is one of the best-rated players in LIV Golf and one of the few considered in their prime, joining new players like Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Reed as under-age competitors. 35. .
Ancer made over 141 starts in his career on the PGA Tour, a career most notable by his only Tour win when he captured WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational last August. Although Unser hasn’t done much in the current 2021-22 tour season, he was expected to be part of the international squad for this year’s Presidents Cup taking place in September at Quail Hollow.
However, Unser did not play in the US Open this week, and pulled out of the event Thursday morning due to illness.
With the upcoming LIV Golf event scheduled in Portland in two weeks’ time, there is an expectation on the golf circuit that more LIV Golf commitments will be announced in the coming days. Earlier this month, PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan suspended Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson and others who played in the inaugural LIV Golf event, and promised a similar ban for any Tour member competing on the competing circuit.