What a year already for the 22-year-old – two victories in Europe and one in America on what was only the second PGA Tour start of his career.
Higgo won both the Sun City Challenge and Tour Championship in his first full season on his home Sunshine Tour, and on his European Tour debut he survived the cut at the 2019 BMW South African Open while still a teenager.
It was on only his seventh start on the circuit that he broke through, finishing 66-65 for a one-stroke success at last September’s Open de Portugal. Six weeks later he tied for third in Cyprus and then this spring posted scores of 25 under par and 27 under in winning the Gran Canaria Open and Canary Islands Championship.
His worst round in those two weeks was a 66 and in between he was 16 under in coming eighth at the Tenerife Open.
After making his major debut at May’s PGA Championship he then lifted the Palmetto Championship for his third victory in five starts – one which took him to 39th in the world only 16 months after he stood 473rd.
He qualified for his first Open Championship off the Race to Dubai standings.