Young star Garrick Higgo targets SA Open at Sun City


Garrick Higgo


Garrick Higgo

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Garrick Higgo will return to South Africa on account of the nation’s latest European Tour champion when he performs in all three of the upcoming Sunshine Tour and European Tour co-sanctioned tournaments, and with a selected give consideration to the 110th South African Open on the Gary Participant Nation Membership from Three-6 December.

Higgo has confirmed he’ll play your full summer season season swing of co-sanctioned tournaments consisting of the Joburg Open at Randpark Golf Membership (19-22 November), the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek (26-29 November) and the South African Open – collectively supported by Nedbank and Picture voltaic Worldwide – at Picture voltaic Metropolis.

The winner of the Open de Portugal at Royal Óbidos in September joins a sturdy contingent of South Africa’s European Tour champions who shall be as soon as extra on residence fairways for these three occasions, together with Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Dylan Frittelli, George Coetzee, Brandon Stone, Dean Burmester and loads of others.

Higgo will truly actually really feel notably assured forward of the South African Open.

He acquired his first Sunshine Tour occasion – the Picture voltaic Metropolis Draw back – on the Gary Participant Nation Membership in 2019, and is wanting ahead to returning there as a European Tour winner this 12 months.

“It is likely to be superior going as soon as extra there for the South African Open, though it’s going to most likely be completely completely totally different. That was my first win, nonetheless that was all through the winter and I actually really feel the golf course will play in a single different method inside the summertime,” talked about Higgo.

“It need to be longer and softer, nonetheless you proceed to needs to be straight off the tee and as well as you want loads of persistence. Having enjoyable with wherever the place you’ve got obtained acquired good reminiscences is nice. I am unable to attend.”

This is likely to be the first time all through the historic earlier of the second oldest nationwide Open in golf that it will most likely be carried out on the enduring Gary Participant Nation Membership, and with it would come a change to the development of this celebrated golf course.

The nines shall be swapped in order that the picturesque par-five ninth gap turns into the ending gap.

“Ending on the ninth shall be good due to you may have the chance to make an eagle to win,” talked about Higgo.

“In its customary format, the 17th and 18th make for such a tough end. In case you’ve got obtained a one-shot lead coming down these ultimate two holes, it is a very completely completely totally different disadvantage.”

Higgo’s return to South Africa comes amidst what’s been a meteoric rise for the 21-year-old since he turned skilled in 2019. He acquired twice on the Sunshine Tour that season and was named the Rookie of the 12 months. Then in 2020 he broke by the use of on the European Tour collectively alongside along with his victory all through the Open de Portugal.

“I’ve not nevertheless carried out a match in South Africa since I acquired on the European Tour this 12 months, so it could possibly be good coming residence as a European Tour winner. The South Africa Open is actually the one we as South African golfers all need to win.”

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