Presidents Cup rookie says he wants Tiger Woods in the singles

Mexico's Abraham Ancer wants a crack at beating Tiger Woods in the Presidents Cup singles.

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Thu, 14 Nov 2019
Presidents Cup rookie says he wants Tiger Woods in the singles

Abraham Ancer has revealed how he would relish the opportunity of playing Tiger Woods in the singles of his debut Presidents Cup match in Australia next month. 

Ancer, who is competing on home soil at this week's Mayakoba Golf Classic, will become the first Mexican to compete in the biennial clash against the United States from December 12 to 15. 

The Mexican is not backing down from the challenge that awaits, either, expressing his immediate desire for International captain Ernie Els to put him out against the 15-time major champion and the playing captain of the United States team. 

"I would like to play against Tiger," said Ancer.

"But the truth is that our objective is to do everything we can to win. Winning a match in the singles would be very special, so we need to try to get the cup."

Winning matches has not come easy for the Internationals since the tournament originated in 1994, with the United States winning 10 of the 12 past renewals, with a halved match in 2003. 

The with the Internationals' sole victory coming at this year's venue, Ancer admits there are good vibes amongst Ernie Els' camp heading to Royal Melbourne.

"I feel like having players from all over the world with different cultures, different languages, it's important to get along," said Ancer.

"Really, when we get there, we're already a team.

"We're not trying to become a team once we're already there. I feel like we've been doing a pretty good job this year.

"I'm excited. I think we're going to do really well."

Greg Norman recently gave us his thoughts on the upcoming Presidents Cup, claiming United States are worthy favourites but that the majority of the International team - especially Australian quartet Jason Day, Adam Scott, Cam Smith and Marc Leishman - will have course knowledge on their side.