Andy Sullivan won the Jo’Burg Open and claimed a second European Tour title on South African soil in as many months.
Andy carded a brilliant last round -6 under par 66 at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club, on the East course, to post a winning total of -17 under par, a two shot victory.
Andy could not believe he would be in victory lane again so soon;
“It’s unbelievable, I never imagined it would happen again so quickly.”
“Coming down the stretch me and my caddie were loving life again and enjoying it. It seems to be a theme, enjoying my golf and getting the right results at the moment.”
“I want to say a big thank you to my coach Jamie Gough, who has really turned it around, and my psychologist Lee Crombleholme who has been exceptional this week, working hard on being patient out there.”
“I am just grateful it has all paid off and I get to hold another magnificent trophy in South Africa again.”
There was a five-way tie for second place at -15 under par, Kevin Phelan, Jaco Van Zyl, Tony Wall, David Howell and local favorite Wallie Coetsee.
David was happy to be back in form, if not too happy with his performance today, and this result will get him to St Andrews;
“I am absolutely delighted about that, that was one of the main reasons I came down here.”
“I have not played an Open at St Andrews and I’m not getting any younger so I knew my chances were running out. I am going to really enjoy it.”
“I played beautifully, probably made three really bad swings all week and they cost me shots each time, just hit one left on 14 that cost me a shot and then couldn’t find the putts coming in.”
“It’s not been the best start to the year and this is the first really good performance, which has been great. Frustrating not to finish it off because I gave myself a great chance, but it wasn’t to be.”
Tony was also happy to be in the St Andrews field, if not so good here;
“It’s very disappointing because I was really feeling good about today. A win is a win, but to play in The Open, especially at St Andrews, will be lovely.”
Kevin was not happy about missing out on St Andrews;
“I was just kind of plodding along the first three days, played some nice golf but didn’t really hole that many putts, but got the putts to drop on the front nine today and gave myself a chance.”
“It doesn’t look like I have done enough but I am delighted with the way I played.”