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Garrick Higgo

Garrick Higgo

Garrick Higgo

Born: 12 May 1999

Birthplace: South Africa

College: University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Resides: South Africa

Major Wins: 0

Euro or PGA Tour Wins: 1

Other Wins: 3

Grass Preference: Unknown

Significant Life Events: Yes

GBC Wind Performance Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

GBC Pressure Rating: ⭐⭐​⭐⭐

BIO

Lefty Garrick is one of an emerging crop of South African youngsters who look set to rise to the top of the game. Having turned pro in early 2019, it didn't take him long to win, as he won in May on the Big Easy Tour and then again in June on the Sunshine Tour. Better was to follow in 2020 as he won the Tour Championship on the Sunshine Tour before securing his breakthrough win on the European Tour at the Open de Portugal.

The victory in Portugal gave him full European Tour status and he'll be looking to win again on the European Tour in 2021. Keep an eye on Garrick.

Significant info

Garrick only turned pro in 2019.

When Garrick won in Portugal he spoke of how Portugal reminded him of home. Keep an eye out for Garrick at the Portugal Masters in April.

2020 STATS

40th

SG: OFF THE TEE

Stat up arrowN/A 2019

4th

SG: APPROACH

Stat up arrowN/A 2019

157th

SG: AROUND THE GREEN

Stat downarrowN/A 2019

132nd

SG: PUTTING

Stat downarrowN/A 2019

Pressure Performance Analysis

November 2020 
Garrick was two shots behind third round leader, Jamie Donaldson. He shot an impressive 65 but lost out to Callum Shinkwin who shot a 63 to win.

September 2020 
Garrick trailed by a shot at the Open de Portugal. A fabulous final round 65 (2nd best score of the day) saw him win by a shot.

February 2020 
Trailing by one shot at the Tour Championship, Garrick shot a final round 66 (2nd best score of the day) to win by a stroke.

February 2020
Garrick trailed Daniel van Tonder by six shots at the REM Cape Town Open. A sparkling 67 (joint best of the day) saw him finish runner up.

Summary
Garrick is a huge danger when coming from off the pace in the final round. He's yet to be properly tested when front running but on the evidence to date there's much to like about him in contention. His Golf Betting Club Pressure Performance Rating is set at 4 stars.

Trends

None as yet.

Major and WGC Analysis

Major's
Yet to play in any.

WGC's 
Yet to play any.

Playoff Record

Garrick has yet to be in a playoff.

Significant Quotes

Tour Championship (Sunshine Tour) 2020
“I wasn’t really expecting to win this one. I just came here to play my best golf and have some fun. And even today, it didn’t really feel like I was up there but things kind of changed on 16 when I made the eagle and I don’t know what Thriston did. I don’t really like the front nine here so I was happy to get out of there with a decent score."

​2020 BMW Championship
“I’m used to five people watching me, not 1,000. If there aren’t fans, then it takes some of the pressure off of me.”