WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational R4

Abraham Ancer wins maiden title in playoff

WGC Fedex-St Jude 2021 R4
August 05-08
TPC Southwind, Memphis, Tennessee
$10,500,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

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Mexico’s Abraham Ancer shot a final round 68 to finish at 16-under alongside American Sam Burns (64) and Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama (63) setting up a playoff.


WGC Fedex-St Jude 2021 R4

Matusyama narrowly missed out on winning at the first extra hole when he lipped out from 20 feet but all three players made par.

While Matsuyama and Burns could only par at the second extra hole, Ancer finished with a birdie putt from six feet winning his maiden title at a World Golf Championship as well as on the European and PGA Tours.


WGC Fedex-St Jude 2021 R4

“I felt really good the whole week and I’ve been feeling good for a long, long time,” said Ancer. “I just needed to be patient and just keep putting myself in good positions to win the tournament.

“There’s some tournaments I felt that I played good enough to win and had a great round and things just didn’t go my way and I ended up not winning the tournament. So you’ve got to get lucky times to win events and I’m happy things went my way this week.

“I know Mexico is in a better spot than some years prior right now, Mexican golf, but I think it’s getting a lot better. Hopefully this week will inspire some kids to get out there and play golf and learn about the game and just grow the game in general. I’m really pumped where things are headed in my country.”


WGC Fedex-St Jude 2021 R4

Overnight leader Harris English of the USA finished fourth at 15-under after carding a 73 to miss out on the playoff by one shot.

Compatriot Daniel Berger (66), England’s Paul Casey (67) and Australia’s Cameron Smith (72) finished fifth at 14-under.

Bryson DeChambeau, who started the day in a tie for second place alongside Smith, carded a 74 to tie for eighth alongside Will Zalatoris (69) at 12-under followed by Dustin Johnson (70) and Ian Poulter (72) in tenth at 11-under. Rory McIlroy (66) and Jordan Spieth (67) tied for eleventh at 10-under.

WGC Fedex-St Jude 2021 R4

Playoff
Hole  
18
18
Par  
4
4
Abraham Ancer Winner
4
3
Sam Burns  
4
4
Hideki Matsuyama  
4
4


Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Abraham Ancer
-16
67
62
67
68
264
T2
Sam Burns
-16
66
64
70
64
264
T2
Hideki Matsuyama
-16
68
69
64
63
264
4
Harris English
-15
62
65
65
73
265
T5
Daniel Berger
-14
66
67
67
66
266
T5
Paul Casey
-14
68
66
65
67
266
T5
Cameron Smith
-14
67
62
65
72
266
T8
Bryson DeChambeau
-12
65
66
63
74
268
T8
Will Zalatoris
-12
66
66
67
69
268
T10
Dustin Johnson
-11
69
65
65
70
269
T10
Ian Poulter
-11
64
66
67
72
269
T12
Rory McIlroy
-10
72
66
66
66
270
T12
Jordan Spieth
-10
71
69
63
67
270
14
Scottie Scheffler
-9
65
65
67
74
271
T15
Robert MacIntyre
-8
69
67
68
68
272
T15
Webb Simpson
-8
71
65
72
64
272
T17
Tyrrell Hatton
-7
67
68
65
73
273
T17
Billy Horschel
-7
68
67
66
72
273
T17
Phil Mickelson
-7
69
66
70
68
273
T17
Joaquin Niemann
-7
70
68
68
67
273
T17
Louis Oosthuizen
-7
67
64
68
74
273
T17
Matthew Wolff
-7
64
70
72
67
273
T23
Patrick Cantlay
-6
71
67
69
67
274
T23
Shane Lowry
-6
68
69
67
70
274
T23
Kevin Na
-6
67
71
67
69
274
T26
Sergio Garcia
-5
70
68
65
72
275
T26
Collin Morikawa
-5
67
71
68
69
275
T26
Ryan Palmer
-5
70
64
68
73
275
T26
Aaron Rai
-5
70
67
71
67
275
T26
Justin Thomas
-5
67
67
69
72
275
T31
Cameron Champ
-4
71
72
65
68
276
T31
Patrick Reed
-4
68
69
69
70
276
T31
Lee Westwood
-4
67
69
69
71
276
T34
Tony Finau
-3
69
65
69
74
277
T34
Jason Kokrak
-3
67
68
68
74
277
T36
Corey Conners
-2
67
69
69
73
278
T36
Brian Harman
-2
70
69
69
70
278
T36
Lucas Herbert
-2
69
70
70
69
278
T36
Viktor Hovland
-2
73
65
69
71
278
T36
Marc Leishman
-2
65
71
69
73
278
T36
Carlos Ortiz
-2
64
69
73
72
278
T36
Adam Scott
-2
74
66
70
68
278
T43
Stewart Cink
-1
68
66
74
71
279
T43
Brad Kennedy
-1
67
70
70
72
279
T43
Ryosuke Kinoshita
-1
74
66
70
69
279
T46
Tommy Fleetwood
E
69
70
69
72
280
T46
Jim Herman
E
64
68
73
75
280
T46
Sungjae Im
E
70
70
67
73
280
T46
Xander Schauffele
E
69
73
70
68
280
T46
Robert Streb
E
71
66
71
72
280
T51
Max Homa
+1
66
68
74
73
281
T51
Matt Jones
+1
69
68
74
70
281
T51
Wade Ormsby
+1
69
71
68
73
281
T54
Brooks Koepka
+2
70
69
67
76
282
T54
K.H. Lee
+2
68
74
70
70
282
T54
Justin Rose
+2
69
69
69
75
282
T57
Matt Fitzpatrick
+3
70
72
67
74
283
T57
Lucas Glover
+3
71
73
66
73
283
T57
Martin Laird
+3
68
69
69
77
283
60
Cam Davis
+5
68
72
73
72
285
61
Victor Perez
+7
71
69
71
76
287
62
Min Woo Lee
+8
67
75
74
72
288
63
Kevin Kisner
+9
67
72
71
79
289
64
Wilco Nienaber
+10
76
72
72
70
290
65
Si Woo Kim
+13
70
70
75
78
293
W/D
Garrick Higgo
68
70
67