Everyone needs more “Beef” in their lives. Despite having become an overnight sensation in the golf world this summer, Andrew “Beef” Johnston was not a member of the PGA Tour in 2016 and has not secured his Tour card for next year. But that all might change in the next few weeks.
Johnston has decided to compete in the Web.com Tour Finals in the coming weeks as he eyes a Tour card. He starts his quest at next week’s DAP Championship in Ohio.
Despite playing mostly on the European tour this season, Johnston earned enough non-member points to finish within the top 200 on the FedEx Cup points list. While the top 125 players in the rankings keep their card for the next season, golfers who finish 126-200 are eligible to play in the Web.com Tour Finals along with those players who finished 26-75 on the PGA Tour’s developmental circuit. The top 25 at the end of the Finals will earn their PGA Tour cards for the 2016-17 season.
Johnston flashed some quality game this season, including an 8th-place finish at the Open Championship at Royal Troon. He also captured his first European tour victory at the Open de Espana in April, but it was his candor and humor in press conferences and everyman personality that won him droves of fans. Here’s to hoping “Beef” successfully secures his card so we can see more of him stateside next season.