The Mexican golfers who will take part in Tokyo 2020 do not skimp on securing a medal. They pointed out that their confidence and motivation come from their experience over the past two years in the most important tournaments in the world.
For this summer’s Games, Mexico secured the participation of two male representatives: Abraham Ancer and Carlos Ortiz, who won their ticket for being 10th and 22nd in the IGF Olympic standings.
This exceeds male representation in 2016, when only Rodolfo Casaubon qualified. But the Tokyo share differs not only from the Rio share in terms of quantity, but also in quality.
That year, Cazaubón participated in the Olympics only by invitation after Filipino Angelo Que refused to participate after Zika illness. The Mexican world ranking at that time was 381, so there was no possible medal in it as in Ancer and Ortiz.
“The difference in favor of the current delegation compared to 2016 is very bad. Without underestimating Rodolfo, the level that Abraham and Carlos are currently achieving is not compared, plus they already know what to win. His experience and confidence is much higher than in 2016, and there is no point in Comparison,” notes Esteban Galván, a golf analyst with 22 years of experience.
Abraham Aniser has participated in 16 PGA Championships so far in 2021, while Carlos Ortiz has participated in 17. It stands out from second-place Tamaulipas at Wells Fargo and from Jalisco, who finished fourth at the Phoenix Open. In addition, they were both in The Players, The Masters, and US Open.
“Among my strengths, I can mention many things, but I think the main thing is confidence, I’ve played very strong for a long time and I feel like I’ve played better where there are the most difficult stadiums and the most complex fields,” Abraham Anser told Tuesday’s conference.
“I don’t know what the course in Tokyo will be like but we go with a lot of desire and confidence, we play good golf and on my part the mental side is very clear to me: I know what I want and I know that if I prepare well and I have two or three good days of training, we will have A good chance to win a medal.”
Anser says he’s excited about making an Olympic debut as Carlos Ortiz, who indicated to El Economista that playing in Tokyo won’t give them more business opportunities, but experience: “It’s going to give us more experience than anything else and I think everyone we’ve been playing in high leagues is. the quality “.
The men’s Olympic tournament will take place from July 29 to August 1 (before the women’s tournament), and at the moment, none of the foreign participants know about this area. The only country that will have four male representatives is the United States, while Mexico and Canada are the only ones on the American continent with two.
The top seed is Spaniard John Ram, the recent US Open champion. The other four nominees in the top five are Americans Justin Thomas, Colin Morikawa, Xander Shaveli and Bryson DeChambeau, while the other notable contenders are Rory McIlroy (Ireland), Victor Hovland (Norway) and Hideki Matsuyama (Japan).