With his inspired finish, Ancer ensured he will become the first Mexican player to represent the International Team in the Presidents Cup this December
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. August 13, 2019 — Miura Golf is pleased to congratulate brand ambassador Abraham Ancer on his hard-earned runner-up finish at this past weekend’s Northern Trust. With a deep field that included 122 of the top 125 ranked players in the world, the determined and reliable Ancer finished strong by making birdie on two of his last three holes. His stirring performance vaulted Ancer from 67th to 8th in the FedEx Cup standings.
The strong showing at The Northern Trust allows Ancer to secure a spot on the 2019 Presidents Cup international squad, while also enabling the rising young star to join the field this week at the BMW Championship. He will also be a part of the 30-man TOUR Championship next week in Atlanta and has qualified for next year’s Masters, where he’ll make his debut.
Ancer has been playing Miura irons since 2017 and became the company’s first brand ambassador in February 2019. As the most prominent Mexican national on tour, his involvement in growing the game in his home country includes a partnership with Dead Solid Perfect (DSP) Golf Mexico, the official distributor of Miura Golf in Mexico.
Over the course of the four days at The Northern Trust, Ancer relied on Miura prototype forged irons built specifically for him to finish an impressive -15.
“When Abraham joined the Miura team, we knew we were partnering with a really special player who approaches the game with the same respect and an understated class our brand embodies, and who was also on the cusp of breaking out,” said Hoyt McGarity, President of Miura Golf. “Happily, judging by his recent achievements, he has far exceeded our expectations. We look forward to more great things in the weeks and months to come.”
Ancer’s rise to prominence on the PGA Tour has been impressive. When Nike stopped manufacturing equipment and Ancer elected to start playing Miura irons without a sponsorship in place, he was ranked 606th in the Official World Golf Ranking; today Ancer has climbed to 39th in the world.
The 2019 Presidents Cup will be held in Australia in December — coincidentally, in the country where Ancer won his most recent professional tournament, the 2018 Emirates Australian Open.
About Miura Golf
Miura Golf makes the world’s finest forged golf clubs, which are designed and manufactured by the Miura family in their factory in Himeji, Japan. The entire family works hands-on in the factory and continues to carry on the Miura legacy.
World-renowned craftsman Katsuhiro Miura began hand-crafting and grinding irons in 1957 and has created one of the most respected brands in the golf industry. Miura’s endless quest for the perfect club has brought to the world more than 10 product series, a number that grows as the next generation of the Miura family-led by sons Shinei and Yoshitaka – continue their meticulous refinement and evolution of product lines. Each club is individually handcrafted and will never be mass-produced, as generations of steel-making skill and passion bring us the world’s finest golf clubs.
About 8AM Golf
Miura Golf is part of the 8AM Golf family. 8AM Golf was created by golf entrepreneur and philanthropist Howard Milstein as the holding company that oversees his golf companies — all of which help golfers at every level enjoy the game more. In addition to Miura, other 8AM Golf companies include the Nicklaus Companies (in partnership with the legendary Jack Nicklaus); GOLF Magazine and the GOLF.comwebsite; True Spec Golf, a brand-agnostic club-fitting company that has fit more than 30,000 golfers worldwide; and GolfLogix, the most-downloaded GPS app in golf.