Abraham Ancer and Tiger Woods shake hands after Woods beat Ancer, 3 and 2, in Presidents Cup singles. Photo: David Cannon, Getty Images
HONOLULU, HAWAII | Abraham Ancer faced Tiger Woods in the Sunday singles at the Presidents Cup last month in Australia just like he said he wanted.
Woods beat Ancer, 3 and 2, and threw a little shade Ancer’s way later, saying, “Abe wanted it, he got it,” after the Americans had again won the Presidents Cup.
Just to be clear, Ancer wasn’t challenging Woods when he was asked several weeks before the Presidents Cup whom he would most like to face in the singles. It was said out of respect, even if it was spun into something more than that later.
For a guy growing up in Mexico and spellbound by Woods’ achievements, Ancer just wanted the chance to play against the 15-time major champion. He saw it as an honor, not a challenge, never imagining the mini-tempest it created.
“I tried not to let it get to me,” Ancer said Tuesday in advance of the Sony Open in Hawaii. “It was a month before in May...
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