This is very good news for Beef fans stateside, and lets face it, there’s a lot of you.
Beef is trying his absolute hardest to be on your home Tour. He has decided to try for a PGA Tour card having cut his teeth in Europe for three years. This will enable him to pick some of the bigger events, whilst maintaining a presence on the European Tour.
“You want to play the best tournaments in the world where you can,” Johnston said.
“That’s the goal is to play the biggest and best tournaments, and they happen to have a lot of them here. I like coming over and that. So obviously if I’m in there more, I’m going to be over more. It’s quite straightforward.”
Splitting his time was the the next logical step for a player of his quality. He’s now 88th in the world and his career is begging for a crack at those big money events.
His path is simple-ish. Beef will compete in the Web.com Tour Finals, a four-event series that begins at the inaugural DAP Championship Sept. 8-11. The top 75 on the Web.com Tour money list and Nos. 125-200 on the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup standings are invited to theses finals. 25 PGA Tour cards are up for grabs, adding to the 25 tour cards already earned by the top 25 on the Web.com Tour’s regular season money list.
Beef has been spending the last few weeks in London away from golf. His recent sponsorship deal with Arby’s, as well as several other strategic brands, highlights his marketability and the non-commercial angle that supports his authentic personality. Even a golf lesson he gave in a pub went crazy.
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I had the pleasure of briefly meeting Beef at last week’s London Golf Show. I let the selfie urge get the better of me, something that does’t normally fly on a personal level. I was so impressed by his earnest nature and the time he gave to fans. You should have seen the poor rep tasked with chaperoning him around the venue.
— CLICKON Golf (@CLICKONGolf) 26 August 2016
He still wears the Pittsburg Pirates Snapback given to him during the U.S. Open. That was one of his first outings in the US and you guys couldn’t get enough. Hopefully more to come.