Harare – South African golfer Garrick Higgo gifted himself an early birthday present as he cruised to his second tournament win in three weeks.
It was also his third win, making him the youngest South African golfer to achieve the feat of three European Tour wins.
The golfer turned 22 on Wednesday, three days after winning the Canary Islands Championship, his second win at the European Tour sanctioned tournament in Spain, and a third in a career that has thus far spanned 26 events.
The win saw the young South African matching the record of Tiger Woods, as he became joint quickest to three tournament wins since 1990 at the Canary Islands.
Higgo turned pro two years ago, and bagged his first European Tour win last season in Portugal, before taking two titles in three weeks in Spain this year.
“It’s unreal, I played so well today (last Sunday). I hit the ball very nicely so it was a lot less stressful than the last time because I was hitting it a lot better.
“I can’t believe it happened so quickly again but my game has been good so I can believe it as well,” he said after the Canary Island Championships.
Following his win on Sunday, the 22-year old believes he is in the right shape – physically and mentally – to soar higher and further in the world of professional golf.
“I think I can go as high as I want to, the way I’m playing I can do a lot of good things,” he said.
Higgo’s latest victory was the 160th by a South African golfer on the European Tour. It also ensured that for the first time since 2012, South Africans won three consecutive titles in a European Tour.