Andy Sullivan is guaranteed a Major debut this year after securing one of three Open spots available via the Joburg Open along with Anthony Wall and David Howell


Last year, rapidly improving GM columnist Andy Sullivan, told us of two big goals he still had to tick off on his to do list – to win his first tour event, and to play in his first Major championship. He ticked off the former in his first event of 2015 by winning the South African Open, and in winning the Joburg Open less than two months later, he has now ticked off the second goal too as the event was an Open Qualifier offering three spots at St Andrews this July for the top three finishers not already exempt.

Of course, the way Sullivan is playing, there’s a fair chance he may well be making his Major debut before that if he can make it into the world’s top 50 in time for the Augusta cut-off point the week before the Masters, or in time for the US Open.