May
21
2015
Watch: This Euro Tour player aced a hole to win a BMW
By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour

It wasn’t even the first hole-in-one during the first round of the BMW PGA Championship, the European Tour’s flagship event — that honor went to Craig Lee, who aced the par-3 no. 2 at Wentworth’s West Course.

However, Andrew Johnston managed to match Lee, making the second hole-in-one on Thursday at the 184-yard par-3 10th, which also rewarded him with a BMW M4.

The Englishman, whose nickname is “Beef,” cracked a crisp 7-iron to kick off the back nine.

He may have outdid his shot with his amazing celebration. Beef started running towards his friend who was in the gallery and nailed a perfect chest-bump (I give it a 10).

“It was just madness,” said Johnston, who shot a five-over 77. “(It) took one bounce and hit the flag and went straight in. It just happened so quick, so I didn’t really know what to do.”

Beef and his friend made eye contact and both knowingly went for the celebratory chest-bump.

“I just saw him,” he said. “He looked and I was like, all right, now is the time to go. It was perfect timing.”

Indeed.

Beef wasn’t aware at the time if he had actually won the car and waited until the end of the round to confirm it. Naturally, he was ecstatic.

“I love them cars, and, yeah, I can’t wait to give it a go,” he said.