Former Australian Open winner Abraham Ancer finally broke his duck on the PGA Tour, the Mexican winning on the second hole of sudden death. Here is what Ancer had in his mixed bag in Memphis.
WINNING SCORE: 16-under-par, 264.
DRIVER: Callaway Epic Speed Triple Diamond LS with 8.5° loft, fitted with Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei CK Pro Blue 60 TX shaft.
3-WOOD: TaylorMade SIM2 Max with 15° loft, with Project X Evenflow Riptide 70 X shaft.
5-WOOD: TaylorMade M2 with 18° loft, with Matrix VLCT St 105 shaft.
IRONS: Srixon ZX (4-iron) and Miura TC-201 (5-iron to pitching wedge), with Mitsubishi Chemical MMT 105 TX shafts.
WEDGES: Miura HB-10 (52°) and Artisan Prototype (56° & 60°), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts.
PUTTER: Odyssey White Hot No.5.
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x.
- Ancer is one of the most accurate players on Tour both off the tee and when approaching the greens, and his equipment is quite unique on the PGA Tour. The 30-year-old continues the good run for Callaway’s Epic Speed Triple Diamond varieties that were used by Jon Rahm to win the U.S. Open and Xander Schauffele in Tokyo. Meanwhile, having used Miura irons for a number of years, including when winning the Australian Open in 2018, Ancer signed an endorsement deal with the brand and has graphite shafts fitted. Graphite shafts are increasing in popularity on the men’s Tours with the advent of extremely stable options for players like Bryson DeChambeau, but Ancer was an early adopter and uses shafts that are more readily available at retail. And the Presidents Cup player uses them well, hitting more than 70 percent of the greens in regulation for the week at TPC Southwind.
A former Nike player, Ancer uses Aritsan wedges in his sand and lob wedges, the brand created in the factory formerly used by Nike and produced by master craftsman Mike Taylor and his team. Artisan wedges have regularly popped up in Tour players bags, including DeChambeau when he won his lone major title at the U.S. Open in 2020. Ancer’s choice of Srixon’s ZX utility also reflected in a number of other players not paid to play the model.
- Extremely consistent on the greens, Ancer has long favoured a mid-mallet style putter, with Odyssey more often than not his choice of flatstick. Having used a Rossie from Odyssey when winning around The Lakes, Ancer now opts for the more streamlined No.5 model, which is fitted with a White Hot insert and a Stroke Lab shaft.
Ancer gives Titleist golf balls their 23rd win from 34 events on the PGA Tour in 2021.
QUOTE: "Definitely a dream, a dream come true to win on the PGA Tour, and to do it on a big stage like a WGC event was really, really cool, man.” – Abraham Ancer.