Garrick Higgo

Garrick Higgo

Height: 6'0" (1.83 m)
Weight: 185 (84 kg)
Age: 22 (May 12, 1999)
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
Residence: Stellenbosch, South Africa
Family: Single

Education: University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Special Interests: Rap music, sports, Chelsea FC
Turned Professional: 2019
City plays from: Stellenbosch, South Africa

Exempt Status

PGA TOURTournament winner (thru 2022-23)

Career Victories

PGA TOUR Victories (1):
2021 (1) Palmetto Championship at Congaree.
International Victories (6):
2019 Sun City Challenge. 2020 Tour Championship. 2019 Big Easy Challenge 3 - Modderfontein. 2020 Open de Portugal at Royal Obidos. 2021 Gran Canaria Lopesan Open. 2021 Canary Islands Championship.

Player Statistics

Career Low Round:

68 - 2021 Rocket Mortgage Classic (Round 1)

Career High FedExCup Rank:

#83 : 2021 U.S. Open (2021)

Career High Official World Golf Rank:

#38 : 2021 U.S. Open (2021)

Career Largest Paycheck:

$1,314,000 : 2021 Palmetto Championship at Congaree (Finished 1)

2020-21 Season Highlights

Earned PGA TOUR membership with a win at the Palmetto Championship at Congaree in his second career start on TOUR.

Palmetto Championship at Congaree - Won the Palmetto Championship at Congaree by one stroke in his second career PGA TOUR start at the age of 22 years, 1 month, 1 day, becoming immediately eligible for PGA TOUR membership. Became the first player to win in his first or second career start on TOUR since Jim Benepe at the 1988 BMW Championship and the first non-member to win on TOUR since Matthew Wolff at the 2019 3M Open. Became the youngest winner on the PGA TOUR since Sungjae Im at the 2020 Honda Classic (21 years, 11 months). Entered the final round trailing by six strokes, the largest 54-hole deficit overcome by a winner on TOUR since Bubba Watson won the 2018 Travelers Championship (6).

Career Records

PGA TOUR (Playoff Record: 0 - 0)
Season Events Rounds 1st 2nd 3rd Top 10 Top 25 Cuts Made Cuts Missed WD FedExCup Rank Earnings
Total: 6 18 1 1 1 3 3 $1,358,316
2021 6 18 1 1 1 3 3 94 $1,358,316
(A) - Amateur

Top Tournaments

THE PLAYERS Championship Masters Tournament PGA Championship U.S. Open The Open Championship WGC-HSBC Champions WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play WGC-FedEx St. Jude Inv WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession
2021 T64 CUT


  • Plays golf left-handed, but is naturally right-handed.
  • Started focusing on golf at age 13 after breaking his elbow playing rugby. Became the top amateur from South Africa by age 17.
  • Played collegiate golf at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas for one year before returning home to South Africa, turning professional in 2019.
  • Influences include Gary Player and Ernie Els.
  • Played on the 2017 Junior Presidents Cup captained by fellow South African Trevor Immelman.