An emotional Andy Sullivan broke a victory drought when he claimed the European Tour's English Championship on Sunday at Hanbury Manor. Here is an in-depth look at the equipment the Englishman had in the bag.
WINNING SCORE: 27 under, 257.
DRIVER: PING G410 Plus with 9˚ loft, fitted with Aldila Rogue 130 Silver 60TX shaft.
3-WOOD: PING G410, with Aldila Rogue 130 Silver 70TX shaft.
5-WOOD: PING G, with Aldila Rogue Silver 125 80X shaft.
IRONS: PING iBlade (3-iron to 5-iron) and PING Blueprint (6-iron to pitching wedge), with Nippon Modus 120 X shafts.
WEDGES: PING Glide Forged (50˚ SS, 54˚ SS & 60˚ SS), with Nippon Modus 120 X shafts.
PUTTER: PING Heppler Anser 2.
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x.
- Sullivan’s first European Tour win since 2015, by seven strokes over Adrian Otaegui, was powered by the Englishman’s work on the greens. The 33-year-old, who previously used the same putter model for much of his career, ranking first in Putts AVG and Putts per GIR for the week at Hanbury Manor. Sullivan’s Heppler Anser 2 the same shape as his previous flatstick but incorporating a machined firm feeling face as opposed to the softer insert he once favoured.
- Mixing iron models between PING’s first forged blade (Blueprint) and iBlade model offering a blade appearance but created through a casting process, Sullivan has updated to his sponsor’s current driver and 3-wood but held on to an old favourite 5-wood. His G model dating back to 2016.
- Now a four-time winner on the European Tour, Sullivan’s victory gives Titleist golf balls back to back wins on the European Tour and two of three tournament victories since the circuits return to action.
QUOTE: "It feels like the weight of the world is lifted off my shoulders that I’m back in the winner’s circle.” – Andy Sullivan.