Meet the rookies: Harry Higgs
October 07, 2019
By Sean Martin, PGATOUR.COM
Harry Higgs interview after winning Price Cutter Charity Championship
Each week during the fall, PGATOUR.COM will highlight one of the rookies playing on the PGA TOUR during the 2019-20 season. This week: Harry Higgs, who’s in the field at the Houston Open.
Birthplace: Camden, New Jersey
TOUR card gained by: Finishing fifth on the Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season Points List
TOUR starts: Four. Made PGA TOUR debut at 2019 A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier, finishing T19. Followed with an MC (Sanderson Farms Championship), T23 (Safeway Open) and MC (Shriners Hospitals for Children Open).
Best finish: T19, 2019 A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier
Pro highlights: Had five top-10s on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2019, including a win at the Price Cutter Charity Classic in Springfield, Missouri, about 2-1/2 hours from where he attended high school.. … Won the 2018 Peru Open on PGA TOUR Latinoamerica en route to winning the Order of Merit. … Finished the season with four consecutive top-4 finishes (1st-3rd-T2-T4) to win the Order of Merit. … Had five top-3 finishes in 17 starts on that circuit in 2018.
Amateur highlights: Competed in his first Korn Ferry Tour event at age 17, shooting 69-84 in the 2009 Christmas in October Classic. … Was a member of the SMU team that won the 2014 American Athletic Conference Championship and advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship.
Interesting tidbits: Brother Alex also is a professional golfer and played college golf at SMU. Their careers overlapped when Harry was a senior and Alex was a freshman. … Has played golf with President George W. Bush at Preston Trail in Dallas. … Grew up in Kansas and is a big Kansas City Royals fan. Was on a red-eye flight between PGA TOUR Latinoamerica events when the Royals won the World Series in 2015. … Was college teammates at SMU with Bryson DeChambeau. … If not a professional golfer, would like to be a senator or governor.
Higgs says: “I had to qualify to play PGA TOUR Latinoamérica (in 2018), and that might have been the best thing for me. I had to prove it and I had to qualify. I carried a lot of what I did to finish last year into this (2019) season.”
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