Saudi Arabia, Abraham Ancer completes work

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Saudi Arabia, Abraham Ancer completes work

In Saudi Arabia the Mexican Abraham Ancer completes the work and, with a score of 261 (63 66 64 68, -19), takes the PIF Saudi International, the opening tournament of the 2023 Asian Tour. At Royal Greens Golf & Country Club (par 70) by King Abdullah Economic City, wire-to-wire success for the 31-year-old born in Texas but raised in Reynosa, which collected 1,000,000 dollars against a total prize pool of 5,000,000.

Leading from the first to fourth rounds, he overcame competition from American Cameron Young, second on 263 (-17) ahead of Australian Lucas Herbert, 3 ⁄ o on 265 (-15).

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Like Edoardo Molinari on the DP World Tour, the blue Stefano Mazzoli, 26 years old from Segrate, finished 42nd with 276 (70 66 70 70, -4), who was the protagonist in the second round in an event that saw many Major champions compete, from Patrick Reed to Sergio Garcia, from Louis Oosthuizen to Brooks Koepka, now among the big names in LIV Golf, the Arab Super League.

First career title on the Asian Tour for Ancer who, until now, had managed to establish himself - in August 2021 - in the WGC-Fed Ex St. Jude Invitational. In his palmares also less important affirmations respectively in 2018 on the Pga Tour of Australasia and in 2015 on the Tour, today Korn Ferry Tour (the second US men's circuit).

The European Tour was created by the England-based Professional Golfers' Association, and responsibility for its management was transferred to the independent PGA European Tour in 1984. Most tournaments on the three European Tour tours takes place in Europe, but in recent years an increasing number of tournaments have also been organized in other parts of the world.

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Since 2007, the chairman of the board has been Neil Coles, while the chairman of the committee is Thomas Bjørn. Almost all tournaments are played in Western Europe and the most lucrative of these are those held in the UK, Ireland, Germany, France and Spain.

Only one tournament is held in Eastern Europe behind the old Iron Curtain, the Russian Open. The PGA European Tour also organizes the Ryder Cup in partnership with the PGA of America.