Nordea Masters top 10 power rankings

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Andy Sullivan. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports /

Andy Sullivan may be one of the more underrated players on the European Tour. He defeated Charl Schwartzel in a playoff to notch his first pro victory at the 2015 South African Open and went on to record his second win that year at the Joburg Open. With his wire-to-wire win at the 205 Portugal Open, Sullivan became the first member of the European Tour to record three 2015 victories. It was quite an energetic display of sports dominance.

While Sullivan didn’t record any wins in 2016, he consistently delivered a stellar game and piled up an enviable record of high finishes: top 10s at the Open de France, the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, the Portugal Masters and the Nedbank Golf Challenge.

While he’s not followed with similar finishes this year, I think Andy Sullivan is a man ripe for a fourth European Tour victory. He plays a very competent all-around game and he’s a patient man, ready to take advantage of those fortunate bounces that come along and give one golfer the advantage over another.

I’m looking for Andy Sullivan to bring his “A” game to Barseback, to get himself into contention and stay there.