Who's who: Andy Sullivan

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Who's who: Andy Sullivan

  • Name:

    Andrew Michael Sullivan
  • Country:

    England
  • Born:

    May 19, 1987 in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Nuneaton GC
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer.
  • Turned Pro:

    2011

Roll of Honour

Walker Cup player (2011). Ryder Cup player (2016). Multiple professional wins in Europe and South Africa.

Did you know?

Sullivan's solid amateur career culminated in a Walker Cup appearance in 2011, where he came up against the tough proposition of Jordan Spieth in the singles. Spieth ran out the winner 3 and 2. Not undaunted, Sullivan turned professional later in 2011 and qualified for the 2012 European Tour through Q-School.

Although 2012 was a mixed year without any top-10 finishes, 2013 and 2014 saw steady progress and the development of a stronger game on the Tour. Andy's breakthrough win came early in 2015 in the South African Open. He won again in South Africa at the Joburg Open in March and rounded off an excellent 2015 with a win on European soil in the Portugal Masters. A first appearance in the Ryder Cup followed in 2016.

What Andy's fan base, known as "Sulli's Army" take most pleasure in, is the positive, cheery and respectful way Andy conducts himself on the course .... a role model for the scores of more intense "corporate robots" on the pro tours.

Top tournaments won by Andy Sullivan

2020
Europe
257 (-27)
€156,825
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Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Sullivan, Andy

Score

257 (-27)

Prize money

€156,825

Title sponsor

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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].

2020
Awards
69.44
n/a
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Sullivan, Andy

Venue

Score

69.44

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

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.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Sullivan, Andy

Score

261 (-23)

Prize money

€333,330

Title sponsor

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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].

2015
Africa
277 (-11)
€158,500
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Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Sullivan, Andy

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

€158,500

Title sponsor

x

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].

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Sullivan, Andy

Score

270 (-17)

Prize money

€206,050

Title sponsor

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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].

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