Garrick Higgo rose to No 39 in the official World Golf Rankings following his victory at the Palmetto Championship. Louis Oosthuizen is South Africa’s top-ranked golfer at No 18.
The 22-year-old Higgo, of Johannesburg, earned $1.31 million in prize money and an exemption on the Tour until 2023. He is the second South African to win this season, joining Pretoria’s Branden Grace.
“I worked so hard with my coach on my short game and my putting and I guess all this has paid off,” Higgo said.
Garrick Higgo rises to #39 in the official World Golf Ranking following his victory at the #PalmettoChampionship.⛳️🇿🇦🏆
— Sunshine Tour (@Sunshine_Tour) June 14, 2021