Tag Archives: Andrew “Beef” Johnston

Jul
16
2017

I caught up with Andrew “Beef” Johnston (and his agent Shaun Reddin) on Saturday evening following the third round of the Scottish Open over drinks and dinner at their hotel restaurant in Ayrshire, about 15 miles down the road from Dundonald Links.

Now, this type of thing doesn’t happen every week (or ever)–it’s not exactly normal for an agent to agree to a last-minute podcast recording the night before the final round of a tournament, especially when the player is on the first page of the leaderboard! But Beef and Shaun aren’t your average tour player and agent, respectively, and that’s why we love them– they’re just ordinary blokes.

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Jul
28
2016

There’s about a 99% chance if you’re even reading this now that you are fully aware I’ve developed what some might consider an unhealthy obsession with SnapChat. Go ahead, judge me, but I bet you’ve never even tried it and have no idea how it works. Am I rite? Or am I rite? Yep, that’s what I thought. Well, IMHO, I think it’s a fun and informative way to bring you guys inside the ropes and FEEL LIKE YOU’RE HERE.

Now if you missed these Snaps (because they expire after 24 hours), then that sucks because it’s way better to experience these scenes on the app, but hey, this is better than nothing. Check it out…if you want — who knows what you might learn or see or perhaps you’ll end up wishing you could have x-minutes of your life that you’ll never get back.

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Jul
27
2016
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Championship

After capturing the hearts of fans all around the planet at the Open Championship, Andrew “Beef” Johnston needs no introduction. In fact, he could even go without his Christian name and refer to himself solely as “Beef” — without the quotations even.

Well, Beef’s popularity has certainly not dwindled — if anything, it’s only intensified. Just over a week ago after finishing solo eighth at the Open Championship, he was unofficially (yet undoubtedly) crowned the people’s champion, as he constantly exchanged banter with the gallery, signed autographs and took selfies with hundreds of keen fans. He’s picked up exactly where he left off at Baltusrol Golf Club this week for his first start at the PGA Championship as golf’s everyman.

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Jul
27
2016
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Championship

For most of Tuesday, Rory McIlroy’s name stood boldly apart from the rest of the competitors on the leaderboard for the PGA Long Drive Championship next to the first tee. McIlroy wasn’t just leading the field all morning after striping his drive 345 yards on the opening hole at Baltusrol’s Lower Course — he was dominating it, with Sergio Garcia lagging behind at 319 yards (yep, 26 yards back).

Naturally, as the day went on, conditions became firmer (though they were still quite soft compared to a day earlier after heavy rains came through Monday evening) and the wind picked up — helping on the first hole — and more names started threatening McIlroy’s massive lead.

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Jul
25
2016
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Championship

 

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It’s hot in herre. As expected (yet dreaded), it was absolutely scorching hot at Baltusrol GC in Springfield, New Jersey (about 30 minutes from Manhattan). I mean, it “said” the temperature was 94-degrees, but I’m pretty sure it “felt” more like 105 degrees at least. And don’t even get me started what it was like if you were walking on concrete — I felt like I was suffocating and burning in a fire.

Well, even some of the golfers who are used to such roasting hot temperatures couldn’t handle the heat during Monday’s practice round ahead of the fourth and final major the PGA Championship.

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