Garrick Hugo is a South African professional golfer. He currently plays on the European Tour, the PGA Tour, and the Sunshine Tour. As of September 2021, Garrick has won three events on the European Tour and a PGA Tour Title. Notable events for him include the Open de Portugal, the Gran Canaria Lopesan Open, and the Canary Island Championship. On the PGA Tour, he won at the Palmetto Championship. On June 20, 2021, he was ranked number 37 on the Official World Golf Rankings.
Higgo was born on May 12, 1999 in Johannesburg, South Africa to parents Michael and Susan. He started playing golf at a young age with his father. Tragically, his dad would die in a car crash when Garrick was just 9 years old. Garrick currently resides in Stellenbosch on the Western Cape. He stands 6 feet tall and his weight is listed at 186 pounds. He college golf for the University of Nevada-Las Vegas for two years. He turned pro in 2019, during his sophomore year.
Notable wins as an Amateur player include the 2016 Curro South African Juniors International, the Northern Amateur Open, and the 2017 Nomads National Order of Merit. He also won the 2017 Cape Province Open and the 2017 Bobby Locke Open. Garrick has also been awarded the Harry Oppenheimer Trophy.
He had a successful first season as a pro. He won twice on the Sunshine Tour, the Sun City Challenge and the Sunshine Tour Championship. He was also finished as the runner up on the Challenge Tour. In 2020, he qualified in the European Tour Qualifying School, which also helped him secure a spot to play for the Challenge Tour. He won by one stroke at the Open de Portugal, which is both sanctioned by the Challenge Tour and the European Tour.
2021 was also a good year for Garrick Higgo. In April, he bagged a second European Tour win when he finished first at the Gran Canaria Lopesan Open. He beat Andy Sullivan for this victory. Later in June, he won the Palmetto Championship on the PGA Tour. This was held in South Carolina. This helped him secure a PGA Tour membership until 2023.
Number of wins by tour as of September 2021:
- PGA Tour - 1
- European Tour - 3
- Sunshine Tour - 2
- Challenge Tour - 1
- Other - 1