On a wind-swept afternoon in Memphis, Ancer showed steely determination, using his Miura TC-201 irons to outlast both Hideki Matsuyama and Sam Burns in a tightly contested playoff
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Miura Golf is pleased to congratulate brand ambassador Abraham Ancer on his first PGA Tour victory at the prestigious World Golf Championship – FedEx St. Jude Invitational. On the heels of an impressive showing representing Mexico in the Tokyo Olympic Games, Ancer persevered through strong winds at TPC Southwind in Memphis for a one-stroke playoff win over Hideki Matsuyama and Sam Burns.
A pinpoint approach shot on the second playoff hole led to a birdie and the victory. Ancer has been playing Miura irons since 2017 and currently has TC-201 irons in his bag. In February 2019, he became the company’s first brand ambassador.
With the breakthrough performance, Ancer became just the fourth player from Mexico to win on the PGA Tour and the second this season following Olympic teammate Carlos Ortiz, who won the Vivint Houston Open.
“With Abraham’s talent, we all knew it was just a matter of time before he would secure a special victory like this,” said Hoyt McGarity, President of 8AM Golf. “The sky is the limit for him, and we’re pleased that Miura continues to be a part of his success.”
Ancer’s ascension on the PGA Tour has been steadily impressive and does not come as a surprise to knowledgeable observers. After an impressive showing for the 2019 International Presidents Cup Team, Ancer began to compile several noteworthy runner-up finishes and this season notched fourth place at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, a tie for fifth at the American Express, fifth at the Valspar Championship, second at the Wells Fargo Championship and fourth at the Travelers Championship.
As one of the most prominent Mexican nationals 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.
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.com website; True Spec Golf, a brand-agnostic club-fitting company that stocks more than 35,000 possible combinations of club heads and shafts from all leading equipment manufacturers; Club Conex, a global leader in the design and manufacture of adjustable golf club adapter systems; Fairway Jockey, which provides golfers with the ability to buy custom clubs online; GolfLogix, the most-downloaded GPS app in golf; and Chirp, a free-to-play app that lets golfers wager on the outcome of pro golf tournaments, rounds and shots.