Andy Sullivan
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Scorecard
Biography
ROUND
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
OUT
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
IN
TOTAL
1
4
4
4
3
4
4
4
3
5
35
4
4
3
4
5
4
3
4
5
36
71
2
4
5
5
3
4
4
3
3
6
37
4
3
3
4
5
4
3
4
4
34
71
3
4
5
4
2
4
5
3
4
4
35
4
4
3
4
5
4
3
4
4
35
70
4
4
5
4
3
3
4
3
5
6
37
6
4
3
4
5
4
3
4
4
37
74
Par
4
5
4
3
4
4
3
4
5
36
5
4
3
4
5
4
3
4
4
36
72
m
403
520
411
195
449
388
206
450
545
3567
500
419
200
406
550
431
193
437
459
3595
7162
ROUND
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
OUT
1
4
4
4
3
4
4
4
3
5
35
2
4
5
5
3
4
4
3
3
6
37
3
4
5
4
2
4
5
3
4
4
35
4
4
5
4
3
3
4
3
5
6
37
Par
4
5
4
3
4
4
3
4
5
36
m
403
520
411
195
449
388
206
450
545
3567
ROUND
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
IN
TOTAL
1
4
4
3
4
5
4
3
4
5
36
71
2
4
3
3
4
5
4
3
4
4
34
71
3
4
4
3
4
5
4
3
4
4
35
70
4
6
4
3
4
5
4
3
4
4
37
74
Par
5
4
3
4
5
4
3
4
4
36
72
m
500
419
200
406
550
431
193
437
459
3595
7162
Stats
ROUND 1
ROUND 2
ROUND 3
ROUND 4
TOTAL
RANK
Eagles
0
0
0
0
0
12
Birdies
3
3
3
1
10
28
Pars
13
13
14
14
54
1
Bogeys
2
2
1
3
8
23
Double Bogeys/+
0
0
0
0
0
22
Other
0
0
0
0
0
Putts per round
28
26
30
28
28
20
Putts per GIR
1.73
1.7
1.85
1.91
1.8
13
Greens in regulation
61.11 %
55.56 %
72.22 %
61.11 %
62.5 %
18
Sand Saves
1/1
1/1
1/1
1/1
4/4

Born: 19 May 1986.

Turned pro: 2011.

Country: England.

Family: Child - Ruby.

Special interests: Football, fishing.

Career highlights: A strong amateur career included victory in the 2011 Scottish Amateur Open Stroke Play. Finished tied third in the 2013 Alfred Dunhill Championship.

2015 highlights: A three-time winner on the European Tour, including the Joburg Open, South African Open and Portugal Masters.

2015 Majors: The Masters - DNP. The US Open - MC. The Open - T30. The PGA Championship - MC.

NGC record: Debut.

Story

England's Andy Sullivan makes his debut in the Nedbank Golf Challenge, and as a man who probably wishes he could roll up Johannesburg's fairways and take them with him around the world.

This year, Sullivan claimed his first two European Tour titles in the space of eight weeks in Johannesburg - winning the South African Open in January and then the Joburg Open in March.

He won the SA Open when he beat Charl Schwartzel in a playoff at Glendower Golf Club, making a 10-footer for birdie against the home favourite.

And then he returned a few weeks later to shoot a final round of 66 and take the Joburg Open by two strokes at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club.

But his special season was far from over.

In October, Sullivan became the first player to win three times in 2015 when he added the Portugal Masters to his list of titles this year, and which he won by a massive nine strokes.

"At the start of the season, I never thought, you know, you think about winning once and then to win three times, it's incredible," he said.

"It seemed like a long time since those two wins (in South Africa), still in the same year but it felt like a long time ago. I'll definitely make sure I'll cherish this moment a little bit more now."

Sullivan came to the professional ranks in 2011 following a solid amateur career, the highlight of which was winning the Scottish Amateur Open Stroke Play that year and representing Great Britain and Ireland in the Walker Cup, where he lost 3&2 to Jordan Spieth in the singles.

He had to make two trips to the European Tour's Qualifying School after first earning and then losing his tour card.

But in 2015 Sullivan has firmly established himself as one of the rising stars in Europe.

But he's determined to keep his routine as simple and effective as ever.

"My warm up is about 50 minutes before my tee off. I go and hit balls for probably 30 minutes and chip, putt for 20 minutes. I don't do anything superstitious or anything like that. Just really simple stuff. Just what I do, simple, just try to keep it as simple as possible. I think golf is as hard enough as it is, got to try and keep it simple."

And 2015 has also confirmed the big dreams he has in the game are a distinct reality now.

"I want to achieve as much as I can in the game. I've won three times, and you never know what I can achieve. I'll just keep doing what I'm doing. I've got a really good team around me. I know what I need to improve on and I just keep improving hopefully."

One thing that also won't change is the constant smile he has on his face while playing.

"I love the game of golf. Playing on the European Tour and winning on the European Tour is something I've dreamed about ever since I was a little boy. To be actually living it and achieving what I'm doing, it's incredible. It's just hard not to smile. I'm just enjoying every moment of it."