Mexican golfer Abraham Anser ended his PGA tournament in style on Sunday, signing for the tournament’s Best Round with a card of 65 strokes, seven below par.
Anser, who was 10th in the group in the first half, said goodbye to this Grand Slam tournament with a cumulative total of 287 hits, one below average, on Kiawah Island (South Carolina).
“Obviously I felt very good. Today I hit the ball well from the tee. I don’t think I missed any balls at the start. I hit each one exactly where I wanted to hit it. That clearly helped me a lot,” said Anser, still chasing first prize PGA is in his 30s.
The Mexican, who started the last round at 58th, presented the stunning first part of the tour with five birds in nine holes and added two more birds along the stadium.
The best course to date was signed by Canadian Corey Konners with 67 strokes, making him an interim captain in the first round.
“The wind didn’t blow much in the first four or five holes and then started blowing in a completely different direction, so the path was completely different,” said Anser.
“The ball worked very well with the wind (…) I played very hard,” congratulated the Mexican, who had fallen into the first three rounds of cards 70, 72 and 72 strokes.
American Phil Mickelson, who wants to become the oldest golfer to win a Grand Slam, leads the final round with a cumulative score of -7 and will start in the final set at 2.30pm local time (6.30pm GMT) with his compatriot Brooks Kopka, second. With -6.