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Born: 12 May 1999
Birthplace: South Africa
College: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Resides: South Africa
Major Wins: 0
Euro or PGA Tour Wins: 3
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.
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.
SG: OFF THE TEE
SG: AROUND THE GREEN
Pressure Performance Analysis
Garrick was two shots ahead of Richard Mansell with the final round to play and shot 64 to win by 6 shots.
Led by 2 shots over three players. Shot 63 to win by 3 shots, convincing display.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Garrick is ice cool in contention, leading or trailing. His Golf Betting Club Pressure Performance Rating is set at 5 stars.
Birdie Fests - Garrick's three wins have all come with winning scores of -27, -25 and -19. He scores extremely well at the easier courses and should always be considered for them.
Major and WGC Analysis
Yet to play in any.
Yet to play any.
Garrick has yet to be in a playoff.
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.”