Records fall at Men’s Saudi Invitational golf tournament
Mexican golfer Abraham Ancer leads wire to wire in claiming championship.
For the fifth year, some of the world’s best professional male golfers tackled the course at the Royal Greens Golf Club at the King Abdullah Economic City outside Jiddah.
Aramco was once again a sponsor of the Saudi Invitational, a flagship event on the Asia Tour. The company’s sponsorship demonstrates a strong commitment to encouraging healthy and active lifestyles across the Kingdom.
Mexican golfer Abraham Ancer, ranked 37th on the Official World Golf Rankings, was unstoppable throughout the weekend, becoming the first man to lead the tournament wire-to-wire. He took top honors all four days with scores of 63, 66, 64, and 68, respectively, finishing on top of the leaderboard 19 under par, besting American Cameron Young — ranked 17th in the world — by two strokes. Ancer joins Dustin Johnson, Graeme McDowell, and Harold Varner in hoisting the trophy at Royal Greens.
Hosted by Golf Saudi, the event strives to highlight the game as a way to encourage people to get outside, exercise, socialize outdoors, and promote a healthy lifestyle.
Aramco and golf
Since 2019, Aramco has played a strong role in showcasing both men’s and women’s professional golf in the Kingdom through our involvement with the Saudi International and Saudi Ladies International tournaments, as well as the Aramco Team Series.
Golf in Saudi Arabia can trace its origins to Aramco’s early days and employees, many of whom were avid golfers and fashioned sand courses to play the game.
The legacy of the company’s support for the game of golf continues as the title sponsor of the upcoming Aramco Saudi Ladies International at Royal Greens from Feb. 16-19. This stop on the Ladies European Tour will feature the world’s No. 1 ranked Lydia Ko of New Zealand, who will attempt to become the first repeat tournament winner.
The 2023 Aramco Team Series kicks off this March in Singapore, with additional stops scheduled for West Palm Beach, Florida, in May; London in July; Hong Kong in October; and culminating with the series finale being hosted for the first time at the Riyadh Golf Club in November.
Caption for top photo: Mexican golfer Abraham Ancer dominated the Royal Greens Golf Club at the King Abdullah Economic City outside Jiddah with scores of 63, 66, 64, and 68, respectively, finishing on top of the leaderboard 19 under par.