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Sunday, 04 February 2018
Andrew Johnston of England   (Getty Images)
Andrew Johnston of England (Getty Images)

Charismatic Englishman Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston is headed to Lake Karrinyup Country Club for the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth as Tyrrell Hatton withdraws due to injury.

Playing in Malaysia this weekend, Beef will jet to Perth tonight and is sure to be a hit with crowds with his fun loving and laid back personality.

“I love it in Perth, I’ve been there twice before and always had a good time,” said Johnston.

“I really like the place, I love the beaches there and the people so it’s always a good spot to go to.”

An exciting player by nature, Johnston said he expects some aggressive play over the first three rounds to qualify inside the top-24 come Sunday.

“You’ve got to play well in the first 54 holes, I think you’ve got to play aggressive and if you can get in to the match play anything can happen so it’s completely different but I think it’ll be good fun.”

In 2016, Beef teed it up in Perth but flew under the radar, since then he has gone on to win on the European Tour, gain a PGA TOUR card and become a cult favourite amongst golf fans.

His exciting brand of golf, mixed with his crowd interaction makes him the perfect player to embrace the fast stroke play / match play hybrid ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth.

“Australia loves a larrikin, we love to embrace personalities that are talented, fun and that embrace the Aussie way of life. When you think of pro golfers who fit that mould, one player immediately comes to mind; Beef Johnston,” said Gavin Kirkman, CEO of the PGA of Australia which owns the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia.

“We are very excited that Beef will be joining us at the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth. With this tournament we aim to attract high calibre players who will also embrace the innovative format; we believe Beef is the perfect fit for the tournament.”

While Beef is in for the tournament, fellow Englishman Tyrrell Hatton has withdrawn from the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth.

Hatton was looking forward to making his first trip to Australia but on recommendation from the European Tour’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Andrew Murray, Hatton sadly has taken the advice to rest his wrist and withdraw from the event.

“I am absolutely gutted that I can’t play in Perth at the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth, a fantastic, innovative and fun event in a great part of the world in Western Australia,” said Hatton.

“I wish everyone a fantastic week and hope it’s a great success like last year.”

Disappointed that the World Number 15 will not be contesting the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth, tournament organisers, the PGA of Australia  and European Tour, conveyed their sympathies to Hatton.

“We are obviously very disappointed that Tyrrell (Hatton) won’t be joining us in Perth but we are equally concerned for his fitness,” added Gavin Kirkman.

“We wish Tyrrell a fast recovery and hope to see him on the golf course again in the near future.

“We understand that sporting fans in Perth were looking forward to watching the talented young Englishman and we hope that Tyrrell will be able to compete in the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth in the future.”

Ben Cowen, Director of International Policy, European Tour, added: “We hope that Tyrrell can make a speedy recovery and we are sorry that he is unable to play next week in Perth. It is fantastic news that Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston will make the trip down to Western Australia and can enjoy the stunning surroundings of Perth and the exciting format of the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth.”

The ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth offers an incredible line-up of talented players including recent addition Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston, former World Number 1 Lee Westwood, 2016 Masters Champion Danny Willett, Defending Champion Brett Rumford, top-100 players Wade Ormsby, Seung-Su Han, Yusaku Miyazato, Satoshi Kodaira, Thorbjørn Olesen and Hideto Tanihara as well as New Zealand’s highest ranked player Ryan Fox.

For just a $25* general admission fans can watch Danny Willett, Brett Rumford, Andrew 'Beef' Johnston, Lee Westwood and others in action in the innovative ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth. While children aged 16 years and under enter free of charge.

Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.com.au 

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1MEESAWAT, PromTHA18-12
T2CROCKER, SeanUSA18-10
T2HERBERT, LucasAUS18-10
T2OLESEN, ThorbjørnDEN18-10
T5PAPADATOS, DimitriosAUS18-8
T5KENNEDY, BradAUS18-8

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