Golf Asia|September 2021
Ancer Wins With Playoff Birdie

Mexico’s Abraham Ancer birdied the second playoff hole to win the World Golf Championships St. Jude Invitational, denying Hideki Matsuyama and Sam Burns for his first PGA Tour title.

It was an unlikely trio in the playoff at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee, where overnight leader Harris English, two-up with nine to play, had two double-bogeys on the back nine and last-group playing partner Bryson DeChambeau was six-over on the back nine to fall out of contention.

“This is surreal,” said Ancer, who carded a two-under par 68 that featured three birdies and a bogey to finish on 16-under 264.

“I felt I left so many shots out there on the back nine, but you never know.”

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