Andrew Beef Johnston was in the Caribbean getting in touch with his roots.
Beef has often spoken about his Jamaican heritage, crediting his nickname with his distinctively curly hair.
When I was a kid, if I grow my hair out I’m a quarter-Jamaican so it goes curly, and one of my friends said ‘your head looks like a big bit of beef, you’ve got a beefhead.’ And it just stuck, honestly, and now everyone just calls me ‘Beef.’ They shortened it.
This came as a surprise to a handful of racist nimrods, many of whom didn’t realise that Beef’s mother is Jamaican.
The confusion in the comments is funny!! Many people obviously don’t know you’re a quarter Jamaican.
“Unbelievable that people are asking if this is a joke!”
What’s funny about this is how it reflects the homogeneity of PGA TOUR membership. Harold Varner III is currently the only black guy playing on golf’s premium Tour – excluding Tiger Woods of course.
It’s not about race, but it is interesting that Beef is technically the second most ethnically black player in America. Wow golf, wow.