Garrick Higgo (wrist) withdraws from The Players

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South Africa’s Garrick Higgo withdrew during the second round of The Players Championship on Friday due to a wrist injury.

Higgo opened with a 1-over 73 at TPC Sawgrass on Thursday and was around the cut line when he double-bogeyed the par-3 14th hole, his fourth of the day after starting on the back nine.

Higgo, 24, won his lone PGA Tour event to date at the 2021 Palmetto Championship at Congaree. He has struggled in 2024, recording a lone top-20 in seven events entering The Players while falling to 171st in the Official World Golf Ranking.

He was in contention at the Cognizant Classic after opening with rounds of 67 and 65. After posting a 73 in the third round, he rebounded with a closing 68 to tie for 16th. It was Higgo’s best result since a T16 at the Sanderson Farms Championship in October.

Higgo is the second player to withdraw this week, following Tom Kim (illness) on Thursday.