The Canary Islands Championship is a one-off golf tournament held for the first and possibly only time in 2021. The competition is the final of three events dubbed the Canary Islands Swing, foll0wing on from the Gran Canaria Open and the Tenerife Open.
The host course is the Golf Costa Adeje which held the 1999 BMW Golf Cup International World Final and the 2003 Open de Espana.
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2021: Garrick Higgo
The question on golf fans’ lips after the inaugural edition of the Canary Islands Championship was ‘is Garrick Higgo playing the best golf in the world right now?’ The South African certainly enjoyed his stay in the Canary Islands as he added the Canary Islands Championship win to his success in the Gran Canaria Lopesan Open just a fortnight before this.
The tournament was held at Golf Costa Adeje, the same course as the Tenerife Open which took place the week before. Like Dean Burmester before him, Higgo found a real sense of familiarity about the venue as it plays and feels a lot like many of the courses he grew up playing in South Africa. He also enjoyed the fact that the resort course was yielding a lot of scoring opportunities, ending up with a total of -27, six shots better than his nearest competitor, Maverick Antcliff.
The 21-year-old, who called the quality of his ball striking “unreal” during a round of 64 on Sunday, went birdie, eagle, birdie through holes six to eight including a hole in one on the seventh hole. Higgo’s performance also took him joint with Tiger Woods as the quickest players in history to get to three professional wins. Definitely one to watch.