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Born: 6 April 1991
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Resides: St Augustine, Florida, USA
Major Wins: 0
Euro or PGA Tour Wins : 1
Other wins: 1
Grass Preference: Unknown
Significant Life Events: Yes
GBC Wind Performance Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
GBC Pressure Rating: ⭐⭐
Julian is one of a number of American golfers in recent times who have chosen to play on the European Tour. That decision paid off handsomely as he won twice in 2017 (once on the Challenge Tour and once on the European Tour) and reached a career low of 62nd in the Official World Golf Rankings.
He has been plagued by injury in recent times and his form has dipped significantly the past two years. No top 10s in 2020 or 2021 tell its own story and he slipped to a world ranking of 866th at the end of 2021.
Julian is a player on the comeback trail in 2020 having missed 5 months during 2018-2019 due to a sports hernia and missed the period from October 2019 - July 2020.
He turned 30 in April 2021.
Julian treats The Players Championship as a 5th Major after growing up nearby in Florida so he will be particularly keen to get into the Official World Golf Ranking Top 50 to qualify for that. Julian also practices out of TPC Sawgrass (home of The Players) so if he ever does make it, it will be a local game for him.
Pressure Performance Analysis
Given that Julian will be suffering from significant contention rust when in the mix again next, his Golf Betting Club Pressure Performance Rating is set to ⭐⭐.
✅ Julian shot a final round 71 at the Trophy Hassan II to move up from 4th to 2nd. A solid effort.
❌ Julian struggled badly the last time he held a 54 hole lead at the Hero Indian Open in 2019 where he shot a final round 77. This can probably be attributed to a touch of contention rust as it was only his second week back from his 5 month layoff. Indeed, it proved to be a quadruple bogey on the 14th hole in the final round which was ultimately his undoing as he missed out by 3 to Stephen Gallacher.
❌ A poor final round 74 at the Betfred British Masters saw Julian slip from 2nd to 5th.
➖ Julian a shot a final round 69 to move up from 5th to 2nd at the Open de France. However, he double bogeyed the final hole when a bogey would have got him into a playoff. The final hole at Le Golf National is particularly demanding but a disappointing finish nonetheless.
✅ Julian’s second win came from off the pace as he shot a weekend 65-64 at the Made in Denmark.
✅ Julian won his 1st event on the Challenge Tour (D&D Real Czech Masters) after leading through 54 holes
Julian missed such a long period of golf that we note no recent trends. However, in years gone by, Julian has won events after having a 3 week break and has also won after playing the week before so he can win when fresh as well as when tournament sharp.
Julian performed well in low scoring events during his breakout year in 2017 but in both 2018 and 2019 his best finishes were in events where scoring was higher and there were at least two rounds in the 70s. He's probably best suited to courses that demand an element of grind but don't discount him entirely on lower scoring tracks.
Events to back Suri
We'll need to see a significant improvement in Julian's play before we'd consider backing him.
Julian has yet to be involved in a playoff.
Trophee Hassan II, 2019
Q. Disappointing but still positive on the comeback trail?
JULIAN SURI: Yeah, absolutely. To have four under par rounds is something I didn't have in India, and you know, on a course like this where it demands so much from me tee-to-green and on the greens, definitely huge steps forward, and for me to be bogey-free in the final round to maintain that sort of composure is definitely something first for this year, so it's definitely a trend I'd like to keep going forward.
French Open 2018
Q. Probably difficult to explain your emotions, that final hole has really cost you here but just sum up the final round for us.
JULIAN SURI: Yeah, I just kind of through away the tournament there with that second shot but to be honest, I was kind of losing my swing the last probably six holes or so, and to gut it out and only be 2-over on those last five, you know, I guess I can come away with that knowing I can grind it out.
Compared to the way I hit it yesterday, today wasn't up to par and I kind of just scored a lot better. The wind was down. Overall, it was a positive week. It's a tough course but it stings pretty good right now.