Garrick Higgo celebrates after winning for the first time on the PGA Tour
Ridgeland, South Carolina – Garrick Higgo the 22 year-old rising South African has taken success from Europe across the pond to the PGA Tour – winning in his first regular season start defeating Chesson Hadley by one shot at Congaree. Higgo carded a 3 under par 68 to finish at -11 (273 total).
Hadley seemed in command, but blew a two-shot lead after making bogey on his final 3 holes on Sunday. He finished with a final round 75 to fall into a tie for second at 10-under with Hudson Swafford (66), Doc Redman (67), Jhonattan Vegas (67), Tyrrell Hatton (68) and Bo Van Pelt (68).
Higgo has been red-hot in Europe the past nine months – winning three times. He made his debut in the states at last month’s PGA Championship at Kiawah. Now, after the victory he has status on the PGA Tour thru the 2023 season.
“It’s amazing,” Higgo said. “I just stayed patient all week.” World No.1 Dustin Johnson made a run with birdies at the 10th, 12th and 13th holes, but a triple bogey on the par-4 16th ended any hopes. He finished with a final round 70 to tie for 10th at 8 under par.
Journeyman Tain Lee, who led after 36 holes shot back to back even par rounds over the the weekend (71-71), to finish in a tie for 14th at 7 under par.