Andy Sullivan (golfer)

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Andy Sullivan
Andy Sullivan KLM Open 2014.JPG
Sullivan at the KLM Open in 2014
Personal information
Full nameAndrew Michael Sullivan
Born (1987-05-19) 19 May 1987 (age 32)
Nuneaton, England
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb; 11.3 st)
Nationality England
ResidenceNuneaton, England
Career
Turned professional2011
Current tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins3
Number of wins by tour
European Tour3
Sunshine Tour2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT48: 2017
PGA ChampionshipT49: 2016
U.S. OpenT23: 2016
The Open ChampionshipT12: 2016

Andrew Michael Sullivan (born 19 May 1987) is an English professional golfer who currently plays on the European Tour.[1]

Amateur career[edit]

Sullivan had a successful amateur career before turning professional. He won the individual title in the Tailhade Cup in Argentina in 2010,[2] and had a win in Australia.[3] Sullivan's biggest win as an amateur came at the 2011 Scottish Amateur Open Stroke Play, Championship[4]

In 2011, Sullivan represented the winning Great Britain and Ireland team at the 2011 Walker Cup, where he lost 3&2 to Jordan Spieth in the singles.[5]

Professional career[edit]

Sullivan turned professional in 2011;[3] in that year he played four European Tour events before entering the 2011 qualifying school where he obtained the tour card with a 3rd-place finish.

In 2012, Sullivan finished in 145th place in the Race to Dubai without a top-10 finish.[6] He secured his place on the European Tour for 2013 at the 2012 qualifying school.

In 2013, Sullivan finished 98th on the Race to Dubai with his best finish being a tie for third at the Alfred Dunhill Championship.[7]

In 2014, Sullivan finished 33rd on the Race to Dubai including a second-place finishing at the Trophée Hassan II,[8] a third place at the KLM Open, and three more top-10 placements. During that season, Sullivan hit a hole-in-one at the KLM Open earning him a flight into space.[9]

Sullivan's first European Tour win came in January 2015 at the South African Open. Sullivan won the event in a playoff against South African Charl Schwartzel who had started the final round seven strokes ahead of Sullivan.[10] Sullivan quickly followed this success with wins at the 2015 Joburg Open in March[11] and the Portugal Masters in October, which was a wire-to-wire victory by nine strokes.[12] He became the first man to record three victories on the European Tour in 2015, finishing with an 8th place in the final Order of Merit and a best placement of 47th in the Official World Golf Ranking.

Thanks to his results on the 2015 and 2016 seasons of the European Tour he obtained an automatic selection for the 2016 Ryder Cup.

He is currently sponsored by RSM.

Amateur wins[edit]

Professional wins (3)[edit]

European Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 11 Jan 2015 South African Open Championship1 −11 (66-70-74-67=277) Playoff South Africa Charl Schwartzel
2 1 Mar 2015 Joburg Open1 −17 (71-65-68-66=270) 2 strokes South Africa Wallie Coetsee, England David Howell,
Republic of Ireland Kevin Phelan, South Africa Jaco van Zyl,
England Anthony Wall
3 18 Oct 2015 Portugal Masters −23 (64-64-67-66=261) 9 strokes England Chris Wood

1Co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour.

European Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2015 South African Open Championship South Africa Charl Schwartzel Won with birdie on first extra hole

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2015 2016 2017 2018
Masters Tournament CUT T48
U.S. Open CUT T23
The Open Championship T30 T12 T70 CUT
PGA Championship CUT T49 CUT CUT
Tournament 2019
Masters Tournament
PGA Championship
U.S. Open
The Open Championship
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 3
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 2 12 6
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 5 (2016 U.S. Open – 2017 Open Championship)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 0

Results in World Golf Championships[edit]

Tournament 2015 2016 2017 2018
Mexico Championship T17 T20
Match Play T34 T18 T58
Bridgestone Invitational T50
HSBC Champions T64 T62
  Did not play
  • "T" = tied

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andy Sullivan, European Tour profile". European Tour. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Sullivan takes Tailhade title in playoff". England Golf. Retrieved 15 November 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Andy Sullivan, European Tour biography". European Tour. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  4. ^ Northey, Ruth (18 October 2011). Whitaker's Almanack 2012. A & C Black. p. 1207. ISBN 9781408130124.
  5. ^ Carter, Iain (11 September 2011). "Walker Cup 2011: GB&I beat USA at Royal Aberdeen". BBC Sport.
  6. ^ "Andy Sullivan, European Tour career summary". European Tour. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  7. ^ Garrod, Mark (16 December 2012). "Schwartzel wraps up 2012 with emphatic 12-stroke win at Dunhill Championship". Daily Mail. London.
  8. ^ "European Tour: Alejandro Canizares wins Trophee Hassan II". BBC Sport. 17 March 2014.
  9. ^ Roopanarine, Les (14 September 2014). "Andy Sullivan hits hole-in-one at KLM Open to earn trip into space". The Guardian. London.
  10. ^ Casey, Phil (11 January 2014). "Andy Sullivan seals first European Tour title with South African Open triumph". The Daily Mail. London.
  11. ^ "Joburg Open success for Sullivan". The Sutton Guardian. 1 March 2015.
  12. ^ "Sullivan wins by nine shots in Portugal". Yahoo Sports. 18 October 2015.

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