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Lefthanded Golfers

​Updated July 6, 2022 – With 39 PGA Tour events played so far in the 2021-2022 season... 

Brian Harman is the highest ranked lefthanded golfer on the tour at #59.  His best finishes are a tie for 3rd and a tie for 5th, and he has made the cut in 16 in his 21 events played.

Garrick Higgo is the next highest ranked lefthanded golfer on the tour at #157, with a tie for 4th place as his best finish in 17 events played.

Bubba Watson is next at #145, also with a tie for 4th place as his best finish in 9 events. 

Hank Lebioda ranks #160, with a tie for 15th as his best in 21 events.

Phil Mickelson ranks #210, missing the cut in 3 of the 5 events he has played.

Greg Chalmers ranks #226, missing the cut in 5 of the 7 events he has played.

Mickelson had won four events on the PGA Champions (Seniors) Tour during 2020-21, but has not played on this tour yet in 2022.

Steve Flesch has played in 11 Champions Tour events with a 1st place finish to his credit.

Mike Weir has played in 9 Champions Tour events with a 4th place finish as his best.

The Success and The Failures of Lefthanders in Sports

​Congratulations to Garrick Higgo, who became just the fourteenth lefthanded golfer ever to win a PGA Tour event when he won the Palmetto Championship on June 13, 2021.  The 23 year old Higgo is from South Africa and already had 6 international victories, including 3 on the European Tour, when he began playing in the USA in 2021.  He earned his historic win in just his 2nd PGA tour start, and over the past two seasons he has started 25 tour events.  Along with that victory he has finished in the top 25 four other times.

The 2021-2022 PGA Tour