ResidenceLondon, England
AttachmentNorth Middlesex GC
Date of Birth:18/02/1989
Place of BirthLondon, England
Height & Weight5ft 11in 16st (178cm 102kgs)
InterestsFootball, sports, cartoons, basketball
Turned Pro2009 (plus 3)
Qualifying School(2009), (10), (12), 13

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  • Andrew 'Beef' Johnston - in action at the WGC - HSBC Champions at Sheshan International Golf Club
  • Andrew 'Beef' Johnston
  • Andrew 'Beef' Johnston - winning many fans and playing some fine golf at the 145th Open Championship


Affectionately referred to as Beef, he made his European Tour breakthrough at the 2016 Real Club Valderrama Open de España hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation. Won by one shot with the first over par winning total in a regular European Tour event since Ian Woosnam was also one over par to win the Scottish Open at Carnoustie in 1996. It was not only his impressive performance that caught the headlines; his post-round comments about wanting to “go home and get hammered with his mates and see his mum” were picked up around the world. Finished outright third at the 2016 Omega European Masters and eighth at the 145th Open Championship. Won the Challenge Tour Rankings in 2014 thanks to two victories that season, at the Scottish Hydro Challenge hosted by Macdonald Hotels and Resorts and at Le Vaudreuil Golf Challenge. Provided one of the most-watched moments of the 2015 season when he had a hole-in-one at the BMW PGA Championship and ran towards a friend in the crowd for a chest-bump celebration. Missed the cut in the tournament but left clutching the keys to a brand new top-of-the-range BMW M4. Brought more entertainment at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open in July, when he holed his second shot on the 18th hole in the third round, then mimicked the trademark sword celebration of Miguel Angel Jiménez, with whom he was playing. The wedge shot from the fairway was later voted the European Tour Shot of the Month for July. Earned a maiden European Tour campaign through the 2011 Challenge Tour Rankings, only to struggle with form and fitness for the next two seasons before bouncing back in style in 2014. Started playing golf aged four after his father, a single figure handicapper, took him to a field to hit balls and joined North Middlesex Golf Club shortly after. Climbed through the amateur ranks to represent the England Boys team, winning the Boys Internationals in 2007, before turning professional aged 20. Is an Arsenal fan and a keen follower of basketball.

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Challenge Tour Wins2
European Tour Wins1
European Tour Qualifying School Wins1
Wins this season0
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Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 333,330 (2016)


Amateur Jacques Léglise Trophy 2007 (winners) Boys, Youths, Seniors 2006-09

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