Robert Garrigus meets just about any logical criteria you could use to name a player as a “sleeper”. He’s ranked 202nd in the Official World Rankings, and just 109th in the FedEx Cup race this season.
There are signs of life left in Garrigus’s season, though. After missing seven straight cuts from April through June, the Idaho native has now made five straight cuts. Officially, I’m counting his untimely departure from the John Deere Classic – Garrigus was disqualified for signing an incorrect scorecard – as another cut made. Garrigus was seven-under through three rounds, and playing well overall.
This would be a perfect week for Garrigus to come through and “go high”. He’s currently ranked eighth on the PGA TOUR in greens in regulation, and 18th in birdie percentage.
It’s that type of approach that has given him so much success at the former Reno-Tahoe Open. Garrigus has finished inside the top 15 three times in seven appearances since 2009.
Look for the 39-year-old to extend that streak this week at Montreux.