What’s in the Bag? All the Clubs Used by Abraham Ancer to Win the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational

Published 08/09/2021, 11:46 AM EDT
Aug 6, 2021; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Abraham Ancer watches his tee shot on the eighth hole during the second round of the WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational golf tournament at TPC Southwind. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports


Abraham Ancer secured his first-ever trophy, and it’s none other than the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. He won the event in the playoff against Hideki Matsuyama and Sam Burns. They had to play the 18th hole twice in the playoff to get a result, as for the first time, all three players completed the hole with pars. However, Ancer made a birdie in the second attempt and won the event, eventually. 

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On the second playoff hole, Ancer stuffed his pitching wedge from 145 yards to five feet from the hole. But even Burns flushed his approach slightly inside him. When Hideki Matsuyama missed his lengthy birdie putt, Ancer rolled his ball in and got himself a birdie. However, Burns, who was putting exceptionally well throughout, missed his attempt, which gave Ancer his first win in 121 starts on the PGA Tour. 

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Interestingly, it was Abraham Ancer who had an ordinary final round among the trio. Hideki came upfront out of nowhere as he was nine strokes behind at the start of the day, and Burns from eight back. But Ancer carded a three-birdie and a bogey to finish with a final-round score of 68. 

However, Ancer was solid throughout the week, which assisted him on the final day. The Mexican became the fourth golfer from his country to win on the PGA Tour. He ranked T5 in greens in regulation, fifth in strokes gained approach, fourth in strokes gained tee to green, and first in scrambling. 

Which clubs did Abraham Ancer use to win the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational?

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Golf – Men’s Individual – Final – Round 4 – Kasumigaseki Country Club – Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan – August 1, 2021. Abraham Ancer of Mexico in action. REUTERS/Toby Melville

It was an exceptional performance from Abraham Ancer throughout the week. And Ancer’s few clubs, irons to be precise, are not well known in the United States. But these clubs hold high regard in Japan. So let us have a look at Abraham Ancer’s club that he used to win the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. 

Ancer plays with the Miura’s TC-201 irons (which have Mitsubishi’s MMT 105 TX graphite shafts). These clubs are designed and forged in the company’s Himeji, Japan factory and have a shallow cavity, sharp topline, and minimal offset for a blade-like appearance. The long irons have feature heightened toe and heel weight with a lower center of gravity for higher ball flight. Moreover, a slightly higher center of gravity in the short irons provides a lower and more controlled trajectory on shorter shots, similar to the shot he played in the final playoff hole. 

All the clubs from Abraham Ancer’s bag

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Driver: Callaway Epic Speed D (Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Blue 60 TX), 8.5 degrees

3-wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max, 15 degrees

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5-wood: TaylorMade M2 2017, 18 degrees

Irons(4): Srixon ZX; (5-PW): Miura TC-201

Wedges: Miura HB-10 (52); Artisan prototype (56,60 degrees)

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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