His name is Andrew Johnston, but you know him better as “Beef.” Or maybe “Beeeeeeeeeeef” depending where you saw him and how much alcohol was involved. Johnston earned his 2016-17 PGA Tour card at the Boise Open over the weekend with a top five finish. The Boise Open is the second of four Web.com Tour playoff events where the top 25 on the playoff money list make it to the PGA Tour next season.
Johnston, who made waves by saying he was going to get hammered after winning the Spanish Open earlier this year, is currently $20,000 ahead of last year’s 25th-place finisher, which means his card is secure.
“Man, I can’t wait! Happy days,” Johnston told PGATour.com. “I came over and had a couple good weeks, so I’m really looking forward to it. “I think it’s going to be a good schedule, man. I can’t wait.”
Johnston will play both the PGA Tour and European Tour next season, which can be a difficult balancing act. He does seem to love the competition, though, so that helps. And he plays as much as or more than anybody else in the world right now.
It will be a great thing for both tours, too. Can’t help but like having more Beef stateside as he continues paying homage to the European Tour which made him into what he is today. And you can bet there will be plenty of time for celebrating no matter where Johnston finishes.
Beef joked that he was going to drink a few sodas after his top five in Boise. Then he clarified. “There are going to be a few beers, man.”
Source: CBS Sports Headlines / PGA Tour has the Beef: Andrew Johnston earns 2016-17 Tour card