Sullivan Nearly Makes Albatross With Driver Off The Deck

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. 

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.