Andy Sullivan’s game has fallen on hard times in recent weeks, but some of his best results aren’t too far in the rearview mirror.
The 31-year-old Englishman’s last seven starts, from old to new, are: T70, T50, MC, MC, MC, T44, MC. I conveniently drew the line where I did as this poor stretch was right on the heels of an impressive streak.
From March to July, Sullivan made money 12 tournaments in a row, collecting two top-10s, four more top-20s and a T48 at the Masters. Add that to his phenomenal three-win season in 2015 and qualifying for the Ryder Cup in 2016 and I’m nowhere close to thinking Sullivan’s game is an insurmountable spiral.
Coming off a missed cut last week at the Italian Open (albeit with scores of 69 and 71) and the week before off, Sullivan should be ready to go at a course he played well at last year.
The fun-loving Sullivan handled the adverse playing conditions at Valderrama deftly in 2016. He opened with a 71 and closed with a superb 70 to tie for 16th at the Open de España.
His stats are solid for what you’d like to see out of a player this week: 64.86 percent driving accuracy, 71.97 percent GIR and 66.67 percent sand saves.