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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: 4

Other Wins: 3

Grass Preference: Unknown

Significant Life Events: Yes

GBC Wind Performance Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

GBC Pressure Rating: ⭐⭐​⭐⭐⭐


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.

In 2021, he took his career to the next step with two European Tour wins in three weeks in the Canary Islands. He then followed that with a shock win on the PGA Tour at Palmetto. A dissapointing 2nd half of 2021 saw him slip out of the top 50 in the world.

Significant info

Garrick only turned pro in 2019.

Pressure Performance Analysis

Garrick is usually ice cool in contention, leading or trailing. His Golf Betting Club Pressure Performance Rating is set at ⭐⭐​⭐⭐⭐.

October 2022
✅ Trailed Mark Hubbard by 3 shots at the Sanderson Farms Championship and shot 68 to lose by 1 shot.

February 2022
❌ Began the final round of the Phoenix Open 4 shots behind Sahith Theegala. Shot 71 to finish 21st, a poor showing. 

June 2021 
✅ Trailed Hadley by 6 shots at the Palmetto Championship. Shot 68 to win by 1 shot after Hadley collapsed. 

May 2021 
✅ Garrick was two shots ahead of Richard Mansell with the final round to play at the Canary Island Championship and shot 64 to win by 6 shots.

April 2021
✅ Led by 2 shots over three players at the Gran Canaria Open. Shot 63 to win by 3 shots, convincing display.

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.


Birdie Fests - Garrick's first three wins have came with winning scores of -27, -25 and -19. He scores extremely well at the easier courses and should always be considered for them.

Stays Hot - Garrick's won THREE times in FIVE starts in 2021. 4th and 8th place finishes were close by too.

Playoff Record

Garrick has yet to be in a playoff.

Significant Quotes

Gran Canaria Lopesan Open 2021
“I wasn’t nervous on the outside, but it was the first time ever that I have had a lead, you know starting the day, because all my other wins have been from behind, so I know what it is like to beat someone and I knew that it could change even on the 17th, so I was just trying to keep myself in the battle."

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.”