The PGA Tour is filled with extreme talent.
For every Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler and Brooks Koepka, there are 25-30 other players that are fully capable of winning any week on the PGA Tour, including this week's Sony Open.
Abraham Ancer is not only part of that group, he may sit atop the list of best players who’ve never won on tour.
The Mexican born Ancer, who played his college golf at Oklahoma, recently made a splash at the President’s Cup in December. Along with his brilliant play, going 3-1-1 over five matches, his confidence caught the attention of the golf world when he said he wanted to play Tiger Woods in singles play.
Ancer took some heat for the comments, and actually got his wish, a match with Tiger. Now a month removed from the pressure cooker of the President's Cup the 28-year old is preparing for this week's Sony Open where he reflected on his moment in the spotlight with arguably the greatest of all time.
“You know what, I tried to not let it get to me,”- Ancer said.
“I was like, out of the 12 guys, who would I like to play on a big stage in a big event like that, obviously I would like to play my hero growing up, Tiger Woods.”
Ancer would lose his match to Woods, and says even though his comments were a bit misconstrued, he’s a better player for having been thrown into the Tiger gauntlet
“I played really well,”- Ancer said.
“Obviously you have to be perfect if you're going to play against Tiger and that didn't happen. But I like putting myself in those situations. It gave me a lot confidence and really shows how I do under a lot of pressure, and I feel like I did good.”