Abraham Ancer’s key to PGA Tour success? Do not be Rory McIlroy
Abraham Ancer now admits that he wasn’t prepared for his first stint on the PGA Tour. He wasn’t prepared bodily or mentally.
“I rapidly realized that I made big errors making an attempt to play golf like different golfers,” he stated Wednesday from the Mayakoba Golf Traditional.
Particularly, he wasn’t Rory McIlroy.
It was on the 2015 Frys.com Open, and Ancer was making his first begin on Tour when he arrange subsequent to the previous world No. 1 on the vary.
“He begins hitting these irons that simply take off straight up within the air carrying 210 [yards] into the wind and chilly, like 5-irons,” Ancer stated. “I used to be like, ‘Oh, my God, I can not do this.’ I began pondering I have to hit it greater and farther, so I began tinkering and that was a horrible thought, however I simply did not know higher.”
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Ancer isn’t the primary participant to aim a sport overhaul after reaching the Tour, and he promptly misplaced his Tour card in 2016 and was relegated to the Korn Ferry Tour, the place he returned to his personal type of play. Since reclaiming his card, he’s certified for the Tour Championship in every of the final two years, performed on final yr’s Worldwide Presidents Cup staff and has three runner-up finishes.
“Simply enjoying my sport and get higher at what I do,” Ancer stated. “Like I stated, it was a very good factor that I bought away from it. I needed to be taught rapidly about all these errors, however I am grateful that I did.”