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].
FedEx Cup playoffs: the PGA Tour’s season finale starts in Memphis (TPC Southwind; Aug 11-14) and culminates in Atlanta (East Lake; Aug 25-28) … for the winner, the biggest prize in world golf … $18 million.
British Women’s Open: the year’s final women’s major championship heads for mighty Muirfield in East Lothian, Scotland, with Anna Nordqvist defending (Aug 4-7).
Anna Nordqvist: major championships aside, Solheim Cup stalwart Nordqvist notched up her first official Ladies European Tour win at the 2022 Ladies Dutch Open (aka Big Green Egg Open).
Cameron Smith: the Aussie PGA Tour player shot a blistering final round 64 to record his first major championship win at the home of golf in the 150th Open Championship.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
Golf Son Gual is home to a course frequently rated the No.1 layout on the holiday island of Mallorca. Opening for play in 2007, this Thomas Himmel design combines the openness of a links-style layout with the stylish bunkering and not infrequent water hazards more typically associated with parkland courses.
Son Gual is located just a few kilometres from Palma (Mallorca). Palma's Old City shows clear influences from the city's Arab past.
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