Abraham Ancer
Golf Digest Middle East|May 2021
I’ve never really had a swing coach. I still don’t
GABRIELLE HERZIG

ABRAHAM ANCER

PGA TOUR

AGE 30

BUILD 5-7, 155

LIVES SAN ANTONIO

“In Mexico, the culture of support has been unbelievable.”

I WAS BORN in McAllen, Texas, but I grew up in Reynosa, Mexico, a small border city in the northeast part of the country. Watching the PGA Tour growing up, it looked pretty impossible to reach. Competing professionally was always a dream of mine since I was a little kid. But it was always like, Man, there’s absolutely nobody who has ever made it to the tour from Reynosa.

I was introduced to golf by my dad, Abraham Sr., not long after I was born. He took me to Club Campestre de Reynosa, the only golf course in the area. There are pictures of me in diapers out there. As soon as I could stand up, I was hitting balls with him.

My game is definitely homegrown. There were two or three golf pros who taught me the basics of the game when I was a little kid, but after that I just kept playing on my own. I’ve never really had a swing coach. I still don’t.

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