Name:Andrew Michael Sullivan
Born:May 19, 1987 in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England.
Original/Home Club:Nuneaton GC
Played as the English Championship (Jul 30-Aug 2; one-off European Tour event). Second-placed Adrian Otaegui (Esp) finished 7 shots behind Andy Sullivan (Eng), who recorded his first European Tour win in five years. [Hanbury Manor CC, Ware, Herts]. [Third of a six-tournament UK Swing, introduced in response to scheduling disruption caused by the world coronavirus pandemic].
Andy Sullivan (Eng) recorded the 2020 season's lowest stroke average (69.44) on the European Tour. Tommy Fleetwood (Eng) was second with 69.83; Thomas Detry (Belg) was third with 69.92.
Played as the Portugal Masters (Oct 15-18). Second-placed Chris Wood (Eng) finished 9 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Andy Sullivan (Eng), who recorded his third European Tour win (all coming in 2015), and first on European soil. [Victoria GC, Vilamoura, Algarve].
Played as the South African Open Championship hosted by City of Ekurhuleni (Jan 8-11; Eurpn/Sunshine Trs event; Sunshine Tr 2014 season-ending event). First-time European Tour winner Sullivan (Eng) beat Charl Schwartzel (RSA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. Despite taking a five-shot lead into the final round, Schwartzel again missed out on winning his home country championship. [Glendower GC, Johannesburg, S Africa].
Played as the Joburg Open (Feb 26-Mar 1; Eurpn/Sunshine Trs event). Second-placed David Howell (Eng), Anthony Wall (Eng), Wallie Coetsee (RSA), Kevin Phelan (Ire) and Jaco Van Zyl (RSA) finished 2 shots behind Ansy Sullivan (Eng), who recorded his second European Tour win, both on South African soil. [East course, Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC, Johannesburg, RSA. Earlier rounds on East & West courses].
European Tour: 2021 marks the 50th and last season of the world renowned European Tour, launched in April 1972 at the Spanish Open. From 2022 the Tour will be sponsored by Dubai-based global supply chain and ports operator DP World, and will be known as the DP World Tour.
South African Open: December 2021 events in South Africa have again been impacted by the Covid pandemic. The South African Open (Dec 2-5) will no longer be played as a DP World Tour event, and the Alfred Dunhill Championship (Dec 9-12) has been cancelled.
Bernhard Langer: at age 64, Langer collected a record sixth Charles Schwab Cup, the only player to have won the season-long points chase more than twice. He also topped the PGA Tour Champions money-list for the 11th time out of a possible 13 since 2008.
Carlota Ciganda: the five-time Solheim Cup star was delighted to record a fourth Ladies European Tour win in her home national championship, the Ladies Spanish Open.
Lee Elder: Trailblazer, Ryder Cup player, four-time PGA Tour winner and eight-time Senior PGA Tour winner, Lee Elder died on November 28, aged 87. In 1975 he became the first African American golfer to play in the Masters tournament, and in so doing provided one of the pivotal moments in the history of professional golf.
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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