Andy Sullivan nearly holed the shot of his life earlier this week at the British Masters at Walton Heath outside of London.
The Englishman was 1-under on his first round in blustery conditions when he reached the par-5 6th hole. Facing a long and difficult shot, Sullivan decided hitting driver on the hole just once wasn’t going to be enough, so he took the headcover off for the second time and unleashed a beauty.
Probably the best driver-off-the-deck you’ll see this year. pic.twitter.com/VQOb1vSIck
— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) October 11, 2018
While an eagle is always good, being inches away from an albatross — hitting the approach with a driver, no less — leaves an odd sense of disappointment lingering.
Sullivan would go on to shoot 3-under par on his round. A second-round 73 and a third round 72 saw Sullivan drop from any sort of contention his solid first round set him up for.
Heading into Sunday’s final round, Sullivan’s 2-under par total was seven shots back of 54-hole leader Eddie Pepperell.
If you want to be able to hit the same shot as Sullivan, check out this video from Head of SwingU Instruction, Gary Gilchrist.