If you're a fan of Andrew "Beef" Johnston -- and really, who isn't? -- here's some good news: You're going to be seeing a whole lot more of him on the PGA Tour in the 2016-17 season.
Beef secured playing privileges on the PGA Tour for the new season thanks to a fourth-place finish in the Albertson Boise Open on the Web.com Tour over the weekend (part of the Web.com Tour's Finals series). Beef was playing as a non-member, having earned enough PGA Tour dollars in 2015-16 to have placed in the top 200 in the FedExCup standings if he had been eligible.
The top 25 on the Web.com Tour Finals money list earn PGA Tour cards, and by earning $54,910 through his first two events (sixth on the list) Beef has already earned enough to play on Tour full time.
In April, the 27-year-old Englishman won the Real Club Valderrama Open de España on the European Tour and instantly became an internet star with these post-victory comments (skip to the :24 mark):
Johnston, who also finished eighth in the Open Championship, was a little more reserved when he earned his Tour card on Sunday:
Earlier in the week, Beef was asked what it would be like to be a member of the 2018 European Ryder Cup team.
"Chaos!" he said. "I'd love it man. I'd have loved to play this one in the States. I think it would have been really difficult for you guys (Laughs). But yeah, I'd love to. That's what you want to do. You grow up watching it, and you want to be a part of things like that."
And what if he had made it on the 2016 team teeing off at Hazeltine in less than two weeks?
"I think it'd be great fun man," he said. "Even if they booed me for like three days solid, I'd still have love for them after. It's like part of the tournament, and I think it'd be good fun anyways, and it'd be good trying to silence them for three days. Then maybe having a good hug with them afterwards with them."